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    Old oil or rust ?

    So I was cleaning my pt92 and has noticed a very tiny brownish ring around the mag release. I had used a Q-Tip to swab around the button and I'm able to wipe it off just like that. The problem is it's still kinda there. Should I remove the mag release button to give it a thorough cleaning? So does this sould like rust or old excess oil?
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    Can we get a photo?

    Probably best to remove it though. Give it a good thorough cleaning. Get some thin copper tube, oil it up, and rub off the rust. Then use a heat-oil-heat-oil cycle to soak oil into the pores of the metal.
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    It's Taurus packing grease, most likely. If you look closely, rust will always begin as pitting. The packing grease that Taurus used to use was a lot like cosmoline (may have been just that)
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    break down the release and use gun scrubber to really clean it out. If it's rust, it's due to moisture that got in and that will corrode the firearm. If it's cosmoline, then removal would be in the best interest of you and the gun.
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    Either way, it's best to just take it apart and clean it.

    Regardless of whether it is old lube or rust, that's something you want to get rid of ASAP.
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    I agree, it's just best to remove it.

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    Sounds like preservative remnants that have worked out from inside the mag release over time, because it doesn't absorb moisture it just kinda sits on the finish and hardens into a thin layer of brown.

    Best I can think of for cleaning it would be a little Hoppe's and an electric toothbrush since the area is so tight. It may take a few cylces to get it done, but you can work it out pretty well that way.

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    How old is yer gun?

    And a pic or two (or more) is always helpful when addressing surface and finish issues. The mag release is easy enough to remove and clean thoroughly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonaredeye View Post
    How old is yer gun?

    And a pic or two (or more) is always helpful when addressing surface and finish issues. The mag release is easy enough to remove and clean thoroughly.
    Plus a lot of us just like looking at pictures of guns.
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