Originally Posted by johnfs
ok do not want to change gun and or stock in any way used hoppie bore cleaner on bolt last knight it looks like it did the day it was covered with grease ? i understand about history and could care less about value money wise but i want to shoot it to do that i need to clean it. thanks for all the input it is all taken to heart .
Go back to C3's post. You need something to remove the layer of dried on, crusted grease.
It sounds like you have a situation similar to what mosin nagants go through, all covered in cosmoline.
1. Take the gun apart, you can find a tutorial on youtube.
2. Follow C3's instructions. You may not care about the monetary value of the gun, but if you do care about the history, you should be carfeul how you restore it.