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Posted November 19 2011 - 06:38 PM
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Posted November 20 2011 - 09:08 PM
not sure but it does a good squeeky clean job and it dosent hurt the plastic i also drop my mags in it once in a while. It drys real fast when you take the parts out and leaves the stainless real clean and shiny then i coat lightly with gun oil. You want to use rubber gloves it drys the heck out of your skin, try to get the distilled typs of mineral oil, like if i am out of a particular type of gun oil and try another i use the mineral spirits so as if the oils are not compatable. overkill im sure but my babies are worth it. i rarely dont clean after every range trip at least i do the basic field strip type cleaning, i hate a dirty gun
will mineral spirits hurt the wood finish?
Posted November 21 2011 - 04:01 PM
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Posted November 21 2011 - 04:34 PM
This trick we were told on the very first day in army by our senior comrades.
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Posted November 21 2011 - 04:41 PM
I used Simple Green to strip the grease off a SMLE stock and also leaving it on the deck in the sun and letting the solar heat leach it out. Not the fastest method, but the Simple Green is less worrisome than Solvents like Acetone or using Easy-Off.
This! Even the guys from the American Gunsmithing Institute recommend lots of hot water, simple green and toothbrush. Add some elbow grease and you are set.
Posted November 21 2011 - 05:22 PM
I +1 the simple green + boiling water for metal parts. it's how i cleaned my Mosin. so much easier to clean that way. dunking all the metal parts in, I took them all out after 5 minutes, and immediately dried and oiled them one at a time after removing them from the solution worked like a charm. only hassle was finding and filling a bin that can hold that much boiling water.
+1 on the boiling water and rags, Maybe a little simple green, Mo better than caustic smelly solvents.
Posted December 12 2011 - 07:28 PM
My latest go-to is a 50/50 mixture of barbecue lighter fluid (which I believe is kerosene) and ATF.
You can make half a gallon of this stuff for under $10.
I leave parts to soak overnight, and the cosmoline is completely gone by morning, even the stuff that has turned to varnish.
The best part is that it completely gets rid of the smell, unlike the heat methods.
For wood, I use easy off oven cleaner, but this strips the finish too.
Posted December 12 2011 - 07:38 PM
After drying with a lint free cloth, I let air dry for a couple of days before assembling and oiling.
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Posted December 12 2011 - 08:15 PM
Be seeing you...
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Posted April 12 2012 - 08:48 PM
My 1st Mosin will arrive next Wednesday. I'm going to try hot soapy water on the outside and gumout dwon the barrel. I'll post the result or lack of, next week.
Leave the hot soapy water for washing yourself. Buy a large bottle of Hoppes, and some cheap rags from an autoparts store or Harbor Freight, old T-shirts work well too, q-tips, and toothpicks may come in handy too.
Strip the gun, and I mean everything! Clean the steel parts with carb cleaner or Hoppes. Clean the wood with Hoppes. It will not damage the wood like hot water may. Wear rubber gloves and clean outside.
Carb cleaner will strip the metal dry, so you have to oil everything again.
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Posted May 25 2012 - 02:10 PM
When your significant other goes out, run it though the dishwasher..
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