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Old 02-01-2013, 11:46 PM   #51
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The most recent Shotgun News has an ad for 91/30s and the price is listed as "call". They show the Chinese type 53 at $129.95. Maybe a visit to the J&G web site could clear things up a bit.
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Alright - I've been scrubbing away, getting cosmoline off, and i'm down to just the wood.

I've got the Mrs. blow dryer out and it seems to be working pretty well - im watching stuff bubble up out of the wood, then wiping it off.

My question though is is it possible to "Over do" it? When can I be sure the cosmoline is all gone (I presume it soaks into the wood, like sap almost?)

If I miss any - is it a big deal?

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I went to lowes bought some PVC pipe that the barrel and receiver would fit in, glued a cap on one end slid the barrel and action in then filled it up with mineral spirits. All the small parts I put in throw away aluminum pans and also soaked in mineral spirits. Works like a charm.

The wood lay out in the sun on a warm day and wipe it down.
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The wood lay out in the sun on a warm day and wipe it down.
Don't have many of them this time of year =)

Yesterday, wind chill was -17
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Don't have many of them this time of year =)

Yesterday, wind chill was -17
Yeah I know the feeling. Pretty chilly here too. I bought my mosin during the winter months as well, had to wait till spring to get it totally clean.
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Alright - I've been scrubbing away, getting cosmoline off, and i'm down to just the wood.

I've got the Mrs. blow dryer out and it seems to be working pretty well - im watching stuff bubble up out of the wood, then wiping it off.

My question though is is it possible to "Over do" it? When can I be sure the cosmoline is all gone (I presume it soaks into the wood, like sap almost?)

If I miss any - is it a big deal?

Thanks!
Once you think that you got it all...repeat the process 2 or 3 more times. No harm if you don't get it all...the first hot sunny day at the range will get the rest, wear an old shirt . Push comes to shove wrap it in newspaper and put it on the dashboard once it warms up a bit in the spring.

Not sure if the cosmoline actually penetrates into the wood through the heavy red shellac. It just adheres to every nook and cranny in the woods surface, sorta like trying to clean spilled paint off of a concrete floor.
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Check out the shotgun news magazine. It has alot of them for sale. Different prices and prices for ammo.
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For the little dents in the stock you can place a damp wash cloth over the dent and work a steam iron back forth over the area to pull the dents out.
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Good luck with your Mosin. It's a must buy for anyone into guns especially if on a budget like me (i'm 14). Love mine.....it's a 1942 Izhevsk 91/30. My dad and I redid the wood, got all of the cosmoline crap off of it, and I carved my name into the stock. Recoil is mild with the 147 light ball surplus(just clean it with windex after you shoot it because the ammo is corrosive). As far as I'm concerned it's a great piece of history and a great shooter. Now, with that said, my new carcano 91/24 is a much different story :-).
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PPC, it's no big deal IMHO. Some will say you ain't never gonna get it clean...me being one of them...

My first Mosin has almost 1K through it since I bought it 2 years ago and goop still creeps out of it when it gets hot enough...and hot it does get sometimes...if you do it right
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