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I have a Remington 870 Express 12gauge, whenever a drop of water gets on the barrel it rusts and I keep putting gun oil on the barrel and the rusts is removed. It always rusts whenever I take it out to the marsh. Has anyone had the same problem? Is there anyway to fix it?

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rust
i bought one at the begining of teal season and i havent had any rust on it what so ever. gun has been wet every hunt too.. i oil it up after each hunt i make.
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Love mine
I've owned an 870 for years, and just love it. I hunted waterfowl with it for years, throwing it in the water at the bottom of the pirogue and generally abusing it. Sure, it would develop rust when I did that and didn't clean and oil it thoroughly, but that's only to be expected.

I think if you make sure to dry it and oil it whenever it gets wet you'll enjoy the gun for years.
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hmm...
Just keep it oiled. The marsh is hell on gun finishes.
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awesome gun
my 870 always get little rust spots on it when I get it wet. as long as you clean and oil right after the hunt you'll be fine. i've had my 870 for about 4 years and i spray it with rem oil as soon as i get out of the boat and the rust spots won't come back until it gets wet again.
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rem oil
i spray mine with rem oil about every two weeks. gun gets wet every hunt and never rusts. key to spraying it that not many people know about is to let it soak into the gun. DO NOT WIPE OFF ANY EXCESS OIL>just spray it thoroughly and lean it up against a wall for the day and dont touch it.
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Remington 870
This is all I have hunted with for about 20 years. I say that, about 3 years I had a benelli Nova that was junk, crap trash!

What I would do if I was you is wrap your remington in camo tape, or the next one you buy get the camo pattern on it. It is a big time rust preventative. Another thing, once the bluing is gone on your gun you can rub with shakala from the voodoo chief, but it isn't going to keep the rust off. Have it reblued about every 3-4 years if you hunt in the saltwater. Like the others said, put oil lubricant on the gun after each hunt, it is important to do it promptly after the hunt too, as the corrosion will begin soon if not. This is only a temporary measure against corrosion though. Another thing, if your gun is wet don't put it in your gun case it will rust and become an anchor.
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Rust
Rust doesn't bother the performance of an 870. Just wipe her down after the hunt & call the rust spots scars from the hunt. My 870 looks like h@#)% but stil shoots like a champ. I have even used it for a boat paddle before. No kidding on that one. I've been shooting it for about 20 years now. One thing is for sure though, if someone ever broke into my home, that wouldn't be one of the guns missing from my collection even though it's one of my favorites.
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Thanks
Thanks for the info. I bought some Rem-Oil today and oil her down real well.
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870
One thing I have noticed is that the 870's made 10+ years ago seem to be built better. I bought a tactical 870 with the parkerised finish about a year ago and have not had any rust issues. If you just want to solve the rust issue you may want to refinish it.. even duracote would help the outside, ceramic would be better. As far as the bore goes just keep it oiled. I use CLP and if you use a good bit and let it sit for a day or two, wipe it down it will coat the bore very well.
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870
I agree with everybody else. My 870 Express is known as "RUSTY" to all my hunting companions. When I first got it, I hunted in a brackish marsh and by the time I paddled back to my truck and drove home, the rust spots would already be forming. I just keep er wiped down with shield and run that cat tail thing through the barrel periodically and it is fine. I tried hunting with some of that high dollar European trash for a while, but I sold it and went back to ole Rusty. I can honestly say, that I have probably fired ten ten thousand shells through that gun and it has NEVER (not once) had a malfunction and has never had a part replaced. Best shotgun ever.
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Remington
I took my 870 and my sons Model 700 rifle and sanded them down and spray painted them with regular old Krylon flat black paint. They look like new and have been looking like that for about 7 years now. I had the same exact problem with mine rusting and was fed up. I now have 3 guns painted the same way and will have a fourth as soon as summer comes and Im done with Turkey season.

Just a side note, to the guy that said spray it down with oil and dont wipe it and lean it in the corner. Go look at where your stock meets the reciever, you may have some cracks or you will soon. If you do that the oil seaps into the wood and softens it. If you do insist on doing that stand it on the muzzle end. Just a tip I learned from Gramps!!
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Baricade
I use baricade on all my guns and tools I bring to the marsh.I think it is made by birchwood or something like that.It dries and leaves a protective film and don't gum up the action.No problems with my 870 rusting if I clean it after every hunt.90% of the hunts it get submerged in the bottom of pirouge.I just hit it with the water hose and blow it out with the air comp. when I get home. Try the baricade
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rust
I love all of my 870's but I also have the rust problem, i guess its just that crappy rough matte finish. never have that problem with guns that are blued.
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gun rust
Put a light coat of vasaline on the gun. It beads the water.
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long term solution
Im not sure exactly how much this cost but a guy in Mississippi called Walter Birdsong can black-T your gun. Im looking at having my rifle done depending on the price. Its a coating put on the gun that completely prevents rust. according to the website, the testers put it through like 7500hours of extreme salt water testing and decided to just quit because it showed no signs of rust and they really felt that it wouldn't rust ever so they quit testing it.
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found a price
198$ for rifles 160$ for pistols. +20 for s&h.
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No more rust
There's such a simple and inexpensive solution. Camouflaged guns you buy are just unblued painted guns just like an 870 express. It's so easy to camouflage your gun and it will never rust again and it's very easy and looks great. Great part is if you ever damage camo it's easy to repair or redo. I simply scotchbrite or coarse steel wool wood. Wipe steel down with denatured alcohol to remove all oils and dirts. Warm entire gun with a heat gun or a blow dryer and paint flat green krylon on gun in a thin layer. Best to let sit for an hour or two then warm and put a second thin coat if you want it to be extra durable. Get a few fern leaves and hold on different angles across gun and spray flat tan lightly over the leaves. Change leaves after about 6 sprays so drips don't get on gun. Next get a handful of small limbs about 3/8" to 5/8" in diameter and lay about 4 in different patterns adjacent to fern leaves and crossing fern leaf. I lay two 5/8" branches down the face of each leaf and leave a 3/16" gap in the middle to make the vein of leaf then lay the others across and diagonally. Spray a light film of flat black across the limbs. Most people think this is factory camo or professionally done it comes out so good. You can use more colors like red oxide primer if you want more intense or vivid camo. You can also use the tan or black as your base coat for a different color. You can also substitute or add other types of leaves for different patterns as long as you use a different color for each leaf. The green and khaki Krylon flat paint is available at Walmart. Total cost for one or up to three guns is less than $20 if you have to buy denatured alcohol. Very durable and last for years and never had a rust problem after using it. Good luck.
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