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Old 11-14-2012, 02:02 AM   #1
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What is the best way to get cosmoline out/off a gun?



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Old 11-14-2012, 02:05 AM   #2
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What is the best way to get cosmoline out/off a gun?
Diesel in a steel trash can followed by a brush down the bore and a rag everywhere else. Only METAL parts should get diesel treatment. What gun are you doing it on?


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A parts washer with brand new cleaning fluid, works great, but be sure to oil everything ASAP or you will get flash rust.

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Portable steam cleaner like the "Shark" works pretty good. Also putting them in a black trash bag, and laying it out in the Texas summer sun works pretty good as well.

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I'm looking to get a Saiga 762 or a Yugo and I know they come caked in that stuff and I wanna be prepared.

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I get good results from WD40. It might take a couple applications but it gets the job done without stripping the finish.

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JPyle did this for his Mosin but cosmo is cosmo, same technique applies...

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f37/mosin-clean-up-50737/



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