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ANTHONY KEFFER says Benelli’s Second Skin Camo is the best rust-proofing system available for shotguns.

to Remington, “electroless nickel plating covers all metal inside the barrel and receiver, and resists corrosion on land and water.” I would still use some oil after cleaning, just to be sure.

required by hunters and shooters. Here is a look at many of the things manufacturers have done to prevent rust, and then we’ll consider a few additional ideas. While improving the looks of most guns, bluing is also a partial rust preventative. Bluing looks good while slowing the rusting process. For a while there was a process called browning, which covered the receiver and barrel; it was unattractive. The browning process helped fight rust, but it fell out of favor. The marine shotgun is made by several manufacturers to accompany boaters for protection on the water. Stainless steel pump shotguns, including the Winchester Model 1300, were sold for use on or around boats and water. The parkerized receiver and stainless steel components were said by Winchester to be completely water resistant. Some care is still necessary with this firearm, though. Remington’s best selling Model 870 pump shotgun took a different tact with their marine offering, using nickel on its receiver and 18-inch barrel. According Fun Game answers: Hunting, fisher, duck stamp, wood duck, bear, Mentored Youth, woodcock.
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Ruger Red Label over/under shotguns come primarily with blued barrels. But they have a stainless steel receiver to fight rust, and are quite attractive. They still need some oil. The Ruger Red Label All Weather model had a composite stock and forend, and stainless steel barrels and action. They offered good rust protection, but still needed oiling. I was never enamored with its looks, and neither was the buying public. A bit newer, Benelli’s Super Vinci smoothbore is coated with what they call Second Skin Camo. It is an excellent system applied for Benelli by an outside contractor. Now we’re really talking about serious rust proofing. Remington’s newer Model 887 Nitromag has a plastic-like coating called ArmorLokt on both the barrel and receiver, giving all metal parts full coverage. Again, it’s waterproof, thus easier to care for. Anthony Keffer, manager of The Sportsmen’s Shop, New Holland, told me about a rust-proofing system they have been happy with. “It’s called Teflon Coat,” said Keffer, “and is applied to the metal parts of one’s shotgun by a private firm. It’s another
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011
History of the Whitetail
Contents
Beagles, Brushpiles and Growing Up
Public Input and Deer Management
Doodles Along the Delaware
Driving
Room 204
2010-11 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
Need a Life Jacket?
The Legacy From A to Z
Hunter Access Liability Protection
Thanksgiving Bear
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Beagles, Brushpiles and Growing Up
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Public Input and Deer Management
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Doodles Along the Delaware
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Driving
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Need a Life Jacket?
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - The Legacy From A to Z
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2011 - Hunter Access Liability Protection
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