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I just removed the forearm from my Gen. 1 Sub 2000. This weapon is normally kept handy in the house and cleaned on a preventive basis since it doesn't get much use. With the forearm in place, it looks great. Once the forearm was removed I found the thicker section of the barrel to be coated with rust. Out came the steel wool and I scrubbed it clean, then gave the barrel under the forearm a coat of Rustoleum. It's a great gun, but apparently the thicker part of the barrel was treated differently than the exposed part since all of the exposed part of the barrel was in great shape. Do yourself a favor and check under the forearm like I didn't.
At this time, I'm thinking I may change to a HP front site since pix suggest that would make room to thread the muzzle for a can
 

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HP=HiPoint?

For rust? A solid copper penny, copper "chore boy" scrubber and gun oil or other lube can work good. I "paint" my barrels an other exposed parts with MotorKote (shake well) and a modeling brush and soak in over night. Wipe off the excess.
 

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Well, normally I don't paint barrels or any other gun parts,, but this area is under the forearm and s not normally accessed. Rustoleum should be a long lasting rust preventive finish.
 

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Keltec is not known for great blueing. And my Parked P-11 came with a patchy look,
I posted pics in here somewhere. And they re-Parked it for me. The Park on my
gen 1 S2K-40 still looks good after a few years.
 

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Just got a new sub2000 40 and the inside barrel was rusted and the bolt was golden brown from rust along with all the internals. Dissapointed but hey,for $371 its a days wages and not gonna play send it back and forth game.
 

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Just got a new sub2000 40 and the inside barrel was rusted and the bolt was golden brown from rust along with all the internals. Dissapointed but hey,for $371 its a days wages and not gonna play send it back and forth game.
That's crazy.

Maybe it was submerged during shipping/storage.

My local gun shop would have caught that one, but if they didn't I know I could bring it back and they would deal with it.

Check the gun shop and see what they say.
 

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You have to periodically oil or otherwise care for any barrel, "under the
handguards"...even GI issue weapons with parkerized* barrels would
develop rust there, given the opportunity.


*not intended to suggest parkerizing, on it's own, confers rust-resistance.
It doesn't--it just holds oil (which gives the rust protection) better than
bare or blued steel.
 

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My new Gen 2 barrel has a perfect black finish on the outside. When I added the RLP fore end, I wiped it down with a light coat of Rem Oil. The inside had a lot of powder residue in it, although it cleaned out quickly with just 2 CLP soaked cotton patches and 2 dry cotton patches run through it. The bore looks like a mirror finish. My bolt is solid black, with no hint of gold. *

My Gen 1 is coated with Cerakote. Just a quick pull of a Bore Snake through the barrel keeps it clean.

* = My Gen 2 has not been fired since removed from the KT box by me. Powder in barrel had to be done by KT shooting it prior to shipping. The powder in the barrel surprised me as there is not a sample fired case in the box. Maybe my dealer shot it in the hour after it was delivered and before I got there to pick it up?

If I was Ticotime14, a great purchase price notwithstanding, I would have the dealer replace it or send it to KT for replacement/refinishing.
 

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Powder in barrel had to be done by KT shooting it prior to shipping. The powder in the barrel surprised me as there is not a sample fired case in the box. Maybe my dealer shot it in the hour after it was delivered and before I got there to pick it up?
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I took the K-T tour and don't recall if they said every firearm (or just a sampling) is test-fired, but we did walk by the test fire range, and they were set up to do a LOT of test fires.
 

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* = My Gen 2 has not been fired since removed from the KT box by me. Powder in barrel had to be done by KT shooting it prior to shipping. The powder in the barrel surprised me as there is not a sample fired case in the box. Maybe my dealer shot it in the hour after it was delivered and before I got there to pick it up?
Depending on the state and your dealer they may have simply discarded the fired casing. Most states do not require it.
 
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