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I just received my grandpa's 12 gauge and it was completely wrapped with camo tape about 50 years ago. My dad did it when he was a kid. How can I clean the metal that was wrapped and how to get the tape off the wood with the least amount of damage. Any help is very much appreciated.
 

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Most camou tapes of that time had a rubber based glue. So soake the gun in gasoline and the rubber will resolve. The tape will come off easy. Take care of open fire and have good ventilation while working on it.

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Any good solvent from WD-40 or similar should be able to help aw well.
 

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Zero. Don't do anything to it
First. What is make model of the shotgun.
Second. Post pictures.

Third. Wait for answers

Alan
 

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And, I was around 50 years ago, and while there certainly may have been some, I don't recall any camo tape generally available then.


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I added pictures to it. It's a Sears and Roebuck JC Higgins model 20. My dad said he got it when he was 16 and wrapped it with the tape. That was in 1973.
 

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I agree with the goo gone. Peel as much as you can off and then use that stuff. Can be bought at any auto parts place or walmart etc.
 

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And suddenly, the lovers of fine doubles went, oh, get some Goo Gone. Lol. The shotgun you’re talking about was a good solid shooter with little collector value, but still one any of us would like to have in their safe. I have a Savage 311 in about the same boat. If I were you, I would never sell it. It’s got great sentimental value. It’s one that I would take out into the field every once in a while to hunt with “Dad’s gun”. Cherish it and pass it down to your family someday.
 

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I use diesel fuel for cleaning.
 
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