This time-honored method is probably one of the cheapest ways of removing rust from your barrel. In fact, all it takes is a penny (and some oil). In this video, YouTuber Mixup98 shares a Rossi double barrel he purchased at great deal. However, there was a catch—the barrel was heavily rusted over, hence the lower price. That’s not a big problem at all if you know what to do.

This method works because in 1962, the composition of the penny was changed to 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc. Copper is softer than steel, which means it will rub off the rust without making a mess out of your barrel. After 1982 however, pennies transitioned into 98 to 99 percent zinc, so avoid using those.

An hour’s worth of elbow grease and $100 for what appears to be a Rossi in great condition? We’ll take that deal any day.

Image screenshot of video by mixup98 on YouTube

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12 thoughts on “Video: How to Remove Gun Rust Using a Penny

  1. Wouldn’t a piece of copper wire wound up to about the size of a penny do the same thing. Copper bristle brushes are also available.

  2. You know I have been using brownells stainless sponge for 28 years to remove rust! It is made for carding rust and will cut your time down to about 30 min. My time is worth way more than being cheap using a penny and taking 2 hours!

    1. Yes, I got the info and was able to put 2 and 2 together. Long story, but when things clear up we’ll make some noise. Did you read the ammo story???

      1. TUNGA
        Haven’t had the chance.
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        Time and experience will cure you.
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        Puzzle pieces fall in place usually
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        The Courts with Good Lawyers will
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        A lot of this Speculation is Just That
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      2. Shasta Lantern
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      3. TUNGA
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    2. Here’s one more:

      Here’s something I pulled together for folks who appreciate chemistry and politics. If you mix them, something funny is bound to happen!

      New Element Discovered

      Scientists have recently confirmed the existence of a new element which is being added to the periodic table. It is the heaviest element ever discovered and will be known as Obamanium.

      Obamanium has a single neutron, 1 Vice-neutron, 44 Czarons, 100 Senatrons, and 435 Reprons, giving it an Atomic mass of 595, since the vice-neutron has no weight. Party-cles have either a positive or negative charge, depending on the electrons in their vicinity. The negatively charged protons, called morons, are recognized by the “-D” suffix and are supported by legions of lepton-like particles known as peons. Obamanium should not be confused with Olbermanium which is merely a fictional inert gas.

      Obamanium was created by exposing huge numbers of electrons to a radical compound (composed of one atom each of: Magnesium, Sulfer, Nitrogen, Boron, and Carbon) known as MSNBC.

      Initially, it seemed to appear out of thin air by simply exposing electrons to MSNBC for more than 5 minutes. However, it has now been confirmed that it happens by the reaction of atoms of Californium 98, Nobelium 102, Berkelium 97, Americium 95, Europium 63, Francium 87, Germanium 32, and Scandium 21 under high pressure from free radicals.

      Since Obamanium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can still be detected as it impedes any reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Obamanium causes one reaction to take over four months to complete when it would normally take less than a second.

      When exposed to light, Obamanium draws morons to its surface, which attracts isodopes of Berkelium. This causes superficial changes in appearance and disguises the true character of Obamanium. The element has a normal half-life of 4 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Obamanium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each re-organization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

      This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to believe that Obamanium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as “Critical Morass.”

      Prolonged exposure to Obamanium is known to cause people to suffer from ADD (Accelerated Deficit Disorder) and to gradually feel warmer for no particular reason.

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