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Old 12-12-2019, 07:09 AM
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Default New CMP Special rusty oprod scratched barrel.

Is this kind of rust normal for a CMP special? I bought the special specifically for a gun with newer / better condition parts.
Does anyone with experience here have an idea if this is typical on a CMPSPECIAL or should I ask to have things switched out ? It looks like it would clean up fine I just don't want to get less than what I paid for so I'm asking for comparison.

I'm usually the last one to make noise but for close to 1100 i'd expect no rust piles.




Here are the pictures.

https://imgur.com/a/sxRcPqy

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Old 12-12-2019, 07:29 AM
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I would absolutely share that photo with the CMP staff. If nothing else, maybe they will solve that problem for future buyers.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:34 AM
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I have two of the specials. A Springfield chambered in 308 Win and a Winchester. Both appear as new rifles. No rust anywhere. I would send some pictures to C.S.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:40 AM
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Still waiting on mine, but not optimistic if that's what CMP grades as SPECIAL.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:44 AM
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This seems to have been a problem for some time. Send customer service an Email custserve@thecmp.org

There was just a recent post with the same situation you encountered.
http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....61#post1892861
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:48 AM
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Thank you for the email address.
I've sent them some pictures and will update here with the outcome.

Hopefully they can make it right.
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:00 AM
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Thank you for the email address.
I've sent them some pictures and will update here with the outcome.

Hopefully they can make it right.
Oh they will...
Because this happens so often and doubt that when assembled it looked like that. It has been referenced in the past that this appears to be a reaction of the fresh park applied to the "Specials", but CMP needs to be made aware of it.
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:32 AM
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I had that rust in a .308 Special that I received some years ago. After asking about it on this forum, members suggested that I clean up the rust using Kroil. The Kroil solved the problem with a minimum of work and the rust has not returned.

I soaked the interior of the operating rod in Kroil, let it sit over night, drained it and used a metal coat hanger with a cloth patch to clean it out. I bent the end of the hanger firmly over the patch so that the patch did not get stuck inside the op rod. I did that once more, then coated the interior of the op rod with CLP. As I said, the problem has not come back.

The consensus for the cause of this rust at that time was what Shomway mentioned, parkerization most likely caused the problem.

You should contact CMP as they will address the problem. I just wanted you to know that the Kroil fix solved the problem. Regular oils and cleaners did not work.

Good luck, either way it will work out.
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:19 AM
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I've had 4 various Specials over the years, the last being a Special Rack just ordered and received last month. None of them have had rust like that. But... I did have a pile of rust falling out of an IHC Field Grade op rod recently. Oil soaked patches wrapped around an appropriately size bore brush to cleaning rod to cordless drill fixed it up quick. If yours was mine, I'd just clean it up.
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:15 AM
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From here, it looks like the spring was rusty and that transferred into the op rod bore. If there was no other rust, I would clean it up. That spring should be oiled/lubed anyways.
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