Originally Posted by josan89
That's what I was thinking, that the wood will not react good to the steam. Thanks for your reply.
Laminated wood is better than regular wood resisting steam warping, but can still warp. I just take the barrel off, hold it over a pail. and use a funnel to pour very hot or boiling water down the bore. Windex on a patch right after I shoot the Mosin, right at the range! Another one, then a dry patch, and an oil impregnated patch last for a quickie clean job after.
Use the oiled patch trick after the boiling water deep clean, too.