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Postby orerancher » 20 Jan 2020 13

That Nasty Grease They Pack Rifles in....Dunno how to Spell It...
Anyone Know a better way to Clean It out other then Gasoline and a Brush?
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Re: Cosmoline

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 20 Jan 2020 14

I was told by an old Army Master Sargent that they used to boil water in a 55 gallon drum and through the metal parts in.

I've used non-chlorinated brake cleaner, as I recall it took 3 large cans to clean up a SKS.

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Re: Cosmoline

Postby Macd » 20 Jan 2020 20

Boiling water works particularly for barrels. Diesel fuel and kerosene are safer than gasoline. Parts cleaner, the type they use in garages will do a good job also.
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Re: Cosmoline

Postby Ranch Dog » 21 Jan 2020 07

Here you go, from the horse's mouth (Cosmoline). It has a Lucky Gunner video embedded in the page.

https://www.originalcosmoline.com/shop/ ... -firearms/
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Re: Cosmoline

Postby orerancher » 22 Jan 2020 11

Thank You Gentlemen!
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Re: Cosmoline

Postby Macd » 22 Jan 2020 11

I should mention that hot water and Murphy's Oil soap is what I use on wood. I asked a Milsurp dealer and he uses a oil drum cut in half lengthwise filled with water and a pressure washer degreasing detergent. The mixture is brought to boiling for the metal components. After a good boil everything is blow out with compressed air and dipped in rust preservative. The wood is warmed and spray washed in a spray booth. The Russians particularly used a reddish varnish like finish on refurbished arms. If you are interested in maintaining authenticity be careful not to use anything that will remove the finish.
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Re: Cosmoline

Postby larryw » 23 Jan 2020 16

Yup, boiling water. MacD hits on a VERY important point, that is diesel & kero over Gas.
Diesel & kero also leave a "Bit" of rust prevention behind. Notice I said a "Bit" ???
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