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#7240396 - 07/30/18 10:01 PM Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed
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So, my company truck decided to imitate a BBQ pit and caught the house on fire to boot.


The gun safe was in the garage on the opposite side but steam got into the safe. In case you didn't know it, it doesn't take long for the rust to start up.
I have the guns out of the safe and nearly all of them have rust at least on the barrels and most on the bolts. And possibly the bores. Interesting note, the rifle with cerakote only had a little rust on the part of the bolt not covered in cerakote.







So, my question is, who would be a good person to take the guns to? I need to find someone in the Midland/Odessa - San Angelo - Abilene area that can not only take them apart and check the internals but possibly re-blue or cerakote some, if not most, of them. I'll need a estimate on what all of that would cost on the firearms to turn into insurance company.

Any ideas?
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#7240446 - 07/31/18 12:14 AM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
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Ouch! Good luck with it all. That sucks

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#7240451 - 07/31/18 12:40 AM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
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Holy schnykies. That's not a good time.
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#7240477 - 07/31/18 02:44 AM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
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I think you may be better off looking at replacement prices.
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#7240488 - 07/31/18 05:28 AM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
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You better check, most guns are only covered to a limit. If that’s not the case, I would say they’re shot.

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#7240638 - 07/31/18 09:09 AM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
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West Texas Ordnance in Ackerly is where I'd start.

https://westtexordnance.com/
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#7240682 - 07/31/18 09:40 AM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
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I’d start over

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#7240832 - 07/31/18 12:09 PM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
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I'd be considering replacement, not repair. Rust in the bore and on any tolerance-critical surfaces could quickly become a problem for performance, and rust on any stress-critical parts could be a safety concern.

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#7240849 - 07/31/18 12:23 PM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
Marc K Offline
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I am far from expert on the subject, but I would think that recovery from short term shallow surface rust is possible. Pitting is whole different thing.....
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#7240925 - 07/31/18 01:29 PM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I’d start over


Same here. If any have sentimental value you can try to have them restored, or just keep them as heirlooms. The rest I'd just replace with new guns. This is the reason I have a separate policy with full replacement coverage on my firearms and accessories.

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#7241156 - 07/31/18 05:05 PM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: DocHorton]
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Originally Posted By: DocHorton
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I’d start over


Same here. If any have sentimental value you can try to have them restored, or just keep them as heirlooms. The rest I'd just replace with new guns. This is the reason I have a separate policy with full replacement coverage on my firearms and accessories.

Same here.....
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#7241963 - 08/01/18 12:20 PM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
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What brand of truck ?
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#7242055 - 08/01/18 01:51 PM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
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Start over

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#7242360 - 08/01/18 06:43 PM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
MClark Offline
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Spray them with a rust preventive oil, like RemOil, so it doesn't get worse. Put any wood that got wet in plastic bags so they will not dry out too fast and crack. Get to a smith who does restoration work ASAP.
Where I work we so quite a few fire and flood guns.
But we are really far from Midland.

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#7242974 - 08/02/18 11:19 AM Re: Adjusters have come and gone. Now it's time to get my guns fixed [Re: Bbear]
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like said..start over
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