View Full Version : Picked up new .22

March 15, 2013, 07:25
I've been considering getting another .22 rifle for a while (I have a 10/22 that I bought new in 1988) but I wanted to get something that would be different. Well last weekend I happened to come across Armlist and ended up buying this: http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s621/Sarge8497/100_4526_zpsd275ffd1.jpg

It's a Reising Model M65 with 2 mags (not something you see everyday). I got it for $300 and I'm pretty happy with this purchase. I need to get some 0000 steel wool to clean it up.

March 15, 2013, 07:32

March 15, 2013, 08:59
Before you have a go at that with any abrasives, please take a look at this:


March 15, 2013, 09:07

I really like the 22s. So many different types
You have a real shooter

The only thing thatís troubling is the white carpet. Isnít keeping the thing clean a real challenge?

March 15, 2013, 10:51
That is so cool it defies words. Congratulations on your find.:beer::beer::beer:

March 15, 2013, 14:48

I really like the 22s. So many different types
You have a real shooter

The only thing thatís troubling is the white carpet. Isnít keeping the thing clean a real challenge?

Thanks for all the encouragement guys.

BTW the carpet isn't white its actually beige so it's not any harder to take care of than any other carpet. You know I haven't had to buy any .22 ammo for a long time (1988 I bought 2500 rds and still have 2200 rds left) but I need to check and see if the ammo I have is standard LR ammo for this rifle, otherwise I'll have to track down some:(.

March 15, 2013, 16:49
You need to shoot more .22! I love .22s, always a glorious day when you buy a new one..very good deal on that one BTW.

March 15, 2013, 18:41
Sarge, please do not steel wool that rifle. :)

March 15, 2013, 22:02
Sarge, please do not steel wool that rifle. :)

Any suggestions on what else to use to clean up the metal?

March 15, 2013, 23:14
Use the 4-0 steel wool, some light oil, and light pressure. Most folks hear steel wool and think of something like a brillo pad. The 4-0 is very fine and using light pressure with oil has worked well for me for many years, without damaging any finish. The light pressure is the key, and wipe down and check your progress often.

Do not use Naval Jelly because it will remove the bluing as well as the rust.
Good luck.


March 16, 2013, 10:45
Very Cool old rifle! Enjoy it and keep it for your kids to enjoy too.

March 16, 2013, 22:36
P-p-p-patina! Beautiful.

March 24, 2013, 11:24
If you MUST use some kind of "pad".....pleeeeez use a COPPER scouring pad and plenty of oil. That will remove any bad surface rust, but not harm any bluing that remains underneath. Don't scrub it hard......just a light polishing motion. Don't use steel wool of any grade! I would only use a cloth and oil.....leave the "character" alone! :beer:

March 24, 2013, 21:40
Well now I'm impatiently waiting on somthing else I came across on GB and was lucky enough to win :biggrin:. I understand that it needs some work but I think I'll be able to bring it around without to much trouble.


Timber Wolf
March 25, 2013, 12:19
Since you found another gun to love you might as well send me that old H&R 65. I need it to go with my H&R 265, 365, & 565.:) A 365 was my first gun given to me by Dad and I have kind of accumulated them ever since.

March 27, 2013, 00:47
Sarge, the only thing I would do other than an simple cleaning of all under the stock rust with a light pad would be to strip the blue off of the rear sight, not the peep and plum brown the sight to better match the patina of the rifle barrel.
And EEZOX all the metal, would like to know how it shoots, I love Old H+R's and Mossbergs, Marlin 39A's,Winchester Mod. 52's on, on, and on:D.

March 27, 2013, 06:26
I've of late not been able to do much (inner ear infection - can't keep my balance) and will have to try some of your suggestions when I feel better.

Thanks for the help.

March 27, 2013, 06:34
I agre with aardq,0000 fine steel wool and some fine sewing machine (3:1 brand) oil will clean her up nicely.

April 02, 2013, 14:20
Sarge, please do not steel wool that rifle. :)

I was going to post the same thing. Take it apart. Take the stock off. Wipe it down with some oil and rags -- nothing abrasive. Any finish you "clean off" diminishes its value. Frankly, I think it looks pretty cool the way it is.

April 04, 2013, 23:43
Much agreed with everyone else...leave the patina, it took years to get that way.

April 09, 2013, 22:32
Let us know how it shoots!
Great old rifles.