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junho806 12-11-2009 10:41 PM

Just picked her up today. VZ 24 Czech
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Bought it off of Aimsurplus for $230 shipped
First surplus rifle for me and i've been wanting one for a while
really like the color and condition of stock and all the metal parts are in very good condition

but its covered in cosmoline...dreadful stuff
everything is nasty and dirty
do you guys know the best and safest way to remove it?
i heard sitting it out in the sun works but since its winter time...
and where can i find a good place to learn how to disassemble it?

Thanks guys

CA357 12-12-2009 12:43 AM

Believe it or not, some guys put the wood in the top rack of a dishwasher. You can also put the parts in an oven at a very low temperature setting.

Gasoline removes cosmoline very well, but can be dangerous. You may want to check out for some tips.

Cosmoline is just a part of the rites of surplus rifles. :D Good luck and enjoy your new rifle.

cpttango30 12-12-2009 02:31 AM

Lots and lots and lots of

junho806 12-12-2009 04:04 AM

I tried using the gasoline and the cosmoline came right off!
I'm gonna try the dishwasher method
i'll post some pictures when i'm finished

jpattersonnh 12-12-2009 06:13 AM

I use mineral spirits to clean metal parts. Use a hair dryer and simple green for the wood. Something about wood in a dishwasher is wrong. You can find info on breaking one down on surplus rifle. After you get the stock clean a few coats of BLO will help.

junho806 12-13-2009 03:25 AM

2 Attachment(s)'s the result of a hard days work
rifle looks very nice
here's a before after picture of the action

Lupo 12-15-2009 12:02 AM

I wanna see a range report of that thing! it looks mean!

junho806 12-15-2009 02:51 AM

ammo coming in wednesday
probably will go sometime during the weekend

Dcomf 12-15-2009 09:49 PM

Like previously mentioned use Simple Green or Purple Power. You want to use the least harmful method of cleaning as possible. For bad spots I use Blue Wonder sparingly. And don't use oven cleaner either. Try the dishwasher method if you think you may want a warped stock for whatever reason.

junho806 12-16-2009 06:50 AM

does anyone know where I can find a cleaning kit for this rifle?
can't seem to find any on google

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