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Old 02-15-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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When cleaning a mossin nagant would striping the hole gun help or just clean the barrel and leace as is??

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Old 02-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Depends. Are you cleaning the cosmoline off the entire gun, or just cleaning it after a range day? If you're looking to clean the cosmoline off of it, I'd suggest stripping the gun down and cleaning it with something like nail polish remover- I've heard that works pretty well. I've also heard of people putting the bolt in hot water to clean it out. Google can probably give you a lot more answers. If you're just cleaning the gun after using corrosive ammo, all you really need to do is take out the bolt and run some patches down the barrel, using something like hoppes gun oil or even windex.

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If rifle has cosmoline on it I would strip it down entirely clean if there is no cosmoline then clean like any other bolt action rifle.

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More info! Did you just purchase it? Are you shooting surplus ammo? What have you done so far?

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Even routine cleaning, after firing surplus ammo, should involve disassembly. With the surplus (corrosive) ammo, it is best to start with hot water, which I wouldn't want on my stock. It is only about a two minute, one tool job to take this thing down, so why not?

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Yeah, what all these other guys said.

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No kidding with over 5k posts it's no wonder he gets grounded all the time.
Remember guys he does all his talkin w a walkin stick on all the poor little defenseless animals like wolves and grizzly bears

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Depends. Are you cleaning the cosmoline off the entire gun, or just cleaning it after a range day? If you're looking to clean the cosmoline off of it, I'd suggest stripping the gun down and cleaning it with something like nail polish remover- I've heard that works pretty well. I've also heard of people putting the bolt in hot water to clean it out. Google can probably give you a lot more answers. If you're just cleaning the gun after using corrosive ammo, all you really need to do is take out the bolt and run some patches down the barrel, using something like hoppes gun oil or even windex.
If you are strippin cosmoline off from it a metal trash can and diesel soak works wonders. Its what the military used. Then just wipe it down w a canvas rag. After that id poor some diesel down the bore usin a funnel and the use a brass brush to clean out bore. Then oil it like any other rifle

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