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New Kimber is rusting already

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Help. Just bought my first Kimber:) But the gun is rusting already. I bought it just few days ago and the barrel is rusted. I haven't shot it yet. I brought the gun back to my LGS and complained about the rust on a new gun, but the salesman told me that it's common for Kimbers to rust, even new ones. Why is this and what can I do to stop it? Will sending it back to Kimber for them to remove the rust fix the problem?
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First off welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois MIMber.

I'm on a couple of forums and this is the first time I've ever read about someone taking delivery of a new Kimber with a rusty barrel. I would definitely say this is not common for new Kimbers. I would not have accepted that answer from a salesman and demanded to speak with the store owner. That aside is the rust on the inside or outside of the barrel and how bad is it? Is it just a little surface rust or has the metal started to pit? If it's just a light coating of surface rust a little fine steel wool and something like WD-40 followed by a good oiling should take care of it. If it's in the barrel I would definitely contact Kimber and wouldn't settle for anything less then a new barrel. If the gun has to be returned to Kimber be prepared to have it gone for at least 6-8 weeks.

What can you do to keep this from happening, easy clean and oil it, I have family guns passed down to me that are over 100 years old and have never had a speck of rust on them.
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