Originally Posted by hq357
ive never cleaned a gun with hot water will it rust? I usually would just use solvents and lube/oil but in this case I think I have to use water what lube should I use for the barrel? I dont have a siphon so ill probably use a turkey baster to squirt the cosmoline out
Water is best to dissolve the corrosive residue. The real honeymoon cleaning begins after. During which the bore will be thoroughly dehydrated, no water trapping.
The rear sight slider pictured here is angled against the base. This is where you file it off. Because the contact surface is small, it doesn't take much filing to round the angle off. The pictured rifle did not
need it, it was spot on as bought. The one I had before was an M44 that shot a foot high at 60 without the bayonet.