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Old 01-21-2014, 06:31 AM   #31
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This is probably a bump but if it is forgive me. I've heard that you can use Glass cleaner to clean the barrel after firing corrosive rounds and non-corrosive rounds instead of the normal method of using patches soaked with Ballistol or what have you.

Does it work? If so, better than Ballistol? What's the overall best method to clean the gun after firing in terms of what gets it the cleanest.

Again, forgive me for the bump and low level knowledge of cleaning my mosin. I've cleaned it with patches and Ballistol before which seems to work fine I didn't know if there was a better method that got did a more thorough cleaning.
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OGJ-You can use glass cleaner if you want but it's not the ammonia that removes the salts, it's the water in the cleaner that neutralizes the acids...

After shooting corrosive, warm, soapy water through the bore and all metal, then clean as you would any other gun...
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Doc is right mineral spirits is probably the best way to remove comoline. Simple green an hot water will also work well..

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I'm lazy, I let a friend that works at a plating shop degrease all the metal parts on my last purchase. The stock was cleaned with a multitude of different wood cleaners after a short time in the oven, most dents in the wood were pulled using a steam iron and damp cloth.
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OGJ-You can use glass cleaner if you want but it's not the ammonia that removes the salts, it's the water in the cleaner that neutralizes the acids...

After shooting corrosive, warm, soapy water through the bore and all metal, then clean as you would any other gun...
I don't suppose it matters what kind of soap you use does it?
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I don't suppose it matters what kind of soap you use does it?
I use Dawn detergent, because it doesn't leave a residue.
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^^^What Doc said^^^
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Appreciate it. I'll use it next time when cleaning!
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This is probably a bump but if it is forgive me. I've heard that you can use Glass cleaner to clean the barrel after firing corrosive rounds and non-corrosive rounds instead of the normal method of using patches soaked with Ballistol or what have you.

Does it work? If so, better than Ballistol? What's the overall best method to clean the gun after firing in terms of what gets it the cleanest.

Again, forgive me for the bump and low level knowledge of cleaning my mosin. I've cleaned it with patches and Ballistol before which seems to work fine I didn't know if there was a better method that got did a more thorough cleaning.
I've used glass cleaner and I can say it works


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I have done work on 4 Mosins in the last few years. Each time I used Engine Degreaser from Wally World on the metal. Take metal outside, put up a tarp so that the barrel can stand against the wall. Put the rest in an aluminum baking pan and spray until the metal is covered in the foam. Rinse the metal in the hottest water that I could stand and towel dry, never a problem. I will remove the old bluing (if necessary) and reblue the metal following the instructions from Birchwood of course.

As for the furniture, I always strip away the old finish then a wash it with paint thinner. I repeat the stripper and thinner routine about three or four times. Each time I let the furniture air dry until I can no longer smell the thinner. I raise any scratches or dents with an iron and damp cloth. Sand as needed #0000 steel wool and then I hand rub Tru-Oil onto the furniture and buff with the #0000 steel wool until I am satisfied with the finish.

Till this day I have not seen any other Mosins that look as good as mine. But then again, I am biased.
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