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Old 05-30-2013, 03:33 PM   #11
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Do Not sand the stock!! The Japanese used a "lacquer" called Urushi to finish their stocks. Unfortunately its lost to us today, and I dont know where you would be able to get any.. However, while it's called a "lacquer", it's really a distillation of a tree sap from a family of trees related to the Sumac family. And, not the pretty, edible Sumac, but the one we called "poison Sumac". There have been many cases of guys who sand away the original failed finish only to break out in a terrible rash, even inside their mouths as this stuff powders up easily. So, keep that in mind.

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Now that you have it all scrubed, let dri, oil & reassembly...................And Oil Everything, even the wood !.............

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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 . just used rag and bore cleaner

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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.
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ok got it clean just soap n water worked on stock.{father inlaw told me that he cut down stock on board ship on the way
home he said everyone did it. metal parts got cleaned with bore cleaner then re blued came out great

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You need to follow the directions provided here to get the cosmoline out of everything, including the inside of the barrel. Otherwise you may very well end up in the hospital after firing the first round due to high pressures with grease in there.

Tip for soaking the barrel once it's removed from the stock. Buy a 2" PVC pipe and cap one end. Place the barrel in there and pour the mineral spirits down the barrel, which will end up coming out and soaking the outside as well. Let it sit. Just make sure you have the cap on the bottom of the PVC pipe well seated before your pour it in.

Soak the bolt as well. Small toothbrush the bolt, receiver, etc, swab the barrel, and clean all the cosmoline/grease off before you even think about putting a round in there.

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