My wife's grandmother, and pretty much my grandmother, passed in December ight before Christmas. It's been sad, but we've finally gotten around to going through her things slowly and surely.
Well, today my wife came home with a "bb gun" than she found with her aunt in the storage shed. I of course was ecstatic when she was bringing home any kind of weapon. I get my hands on it to find out iti's a .22 cal Cooey Model 39 single shot .22 It's in poor shape. The outside of the barrel has rust spots, the action is stiff at best, and the stock is completely scratched up. But tomorrow night, i'm going to fix me a drink, disassemble and oil her up and check the barrel for obstructions. Then next week, I might put on my ballistic glasses and take her out for a shot or two, see how it does.
Any tipes on removing the rust and possibly refinishing the blue on the barrel? I'm leaving the stock how it is... I kind of like the character it adds. No snags to worry about splinters or cuts. Boy does it point well.
I"ll post some pictures tomorrow when the sun is up as my phone camera is horrible in low light.