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Old 09-30-2011, 01:12 AM   #21
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A little mantra from Parris Island. DI screams "SCRUB!!" recruits scream back "HARDER AND FASTER SIR!!!" it'll take care of the cosmoline.

Disassembling the bolt is pretty self explanatory. Can be a bit tricky, but it's not to hard.
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I am planning on using simple green and warm water for all of the metal parts and using a heat gun on the low setting on the stock. Would that be too harsh for the mosin?
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A heat bgun is concentrated heat. You could distort (warp) it. Lay it in the hot sun on cardboard for a day or two per side and wipe it several times during those periods. you will be amazed how much you can get out of 1 stock. I just wiped mine down with Armorall and skipped the sun bath. Not that hard. If you clean the bore with the spray hose in your sink. turn the water as hot as it will go and flush until you can't hold it any longer plus a minute. don't worry about drying the bore out it will be hot enough to dry itself.Disassemble the bolt and clean it also. Be sure to set the firing pin when you reassemble it using the bolt tool that came with your gun. There are tons of how to, just google "cleaning the Mosin". It is a very simple gun, don't be intimidated unless you are a mechanical idiot. Soon you will be able to do it in the dark.
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a hair dryer is safer. a heat gun may actually ignite the cosmo...
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So what you are saying is that if I use the armorall, I don't have to remove the cosmoline from the stock?
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Bear in mind, when you re-lubricate the gun,

you want to use something substantially better

than Cosmoline. Fortunately, that's not hard to do.

I like Cleansoil applied with q-tips and Amsoil spray lube,

(on anything but the stock)

but everybody has to find their own cleaning

and lubrication paradigm...

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Is rem oil or h #9 better or not?
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Is rem oil or h #9 better or not?
#9 is more of a cleaner, and remoil is more of a light lubricant.

I clean with the #9, and then spray some remoil in my receiver and on the bolt, this is after wiping the #9 with a dry rag, not removing all of it, but just the excess.

They both have cleaning AND lubricating properties. They are cheap enough to have both, but if you can only pick one for some reason, I would take the #9. My personal preference.
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#9 is more of a cleaner, and remoil is more of a light lubricant.

I clean with the #9, and then spray some remoil in my receiver and on the bolt, this is after wiping the #9 with a dry rag, not removing all of it, but just the excess.

They both have cleaning AND lubricating properties. They are cheap enough to have both, but if you can only pick one for some reason, I would take the #9. My personal preference.
Empiric evidence suggests that while Rem oil is good, it isn't what

you may expect. Some claim it is more of a PTFE coating, when it dries.

I clean with Hoppes #9, but remove it all when finished.

Take particular care of your stock on your gun, it is not as forgiving

of solvents than the metal. Extra rags pads, and covers at your cleaning

station might be in order.
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Okay, thank you. So I should use the hoppes just to clean and then the rem oil as a protectant, right? I know rem oil makes different products, what would be best for older rifles?
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