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Old 07-25-2011, 01:14 AM   #11
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I like some good gun pr0n. Love the Mosin - good buy!

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How does one know if they are buying a gun which has already been expertly de-cosmo-ed? I suppose the question really is, at the crazy low prices for MN's why would anyone sell one after they've properly gotten it back into service?

Do most MN's need the de-cosmoline treatment?
Unless you buy one that someone already owned and has cleaned, you will need to clean it.
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Safe bet is to assume it needs cleaning and plan on doing it. Even pre-owned guns can have caked on cosmo if the prior owner was lazy. Most of the sticky bolt issues are actually due to cooked on cosmo in the chamber. If it melts and is allowed to harden on the metal it forms a varnish like coating that needs to be removed.

The gun I bought was not excessively gooped up as some of the others I have read about but I still plan on tearing it completely down and cleaning and lubing every part. Not a particularly complex gun but still a serious time investment to get it working like "new."

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Beauty of a M-N. Just got mine the other day as my first rifle. Maybe I had the exception, but when I did my cosmo removal it took me only 1.5 hours with my sisters hair dryer to strip the entire thing down to parts and melt off all the cosmo. Now everything is squeaky clean and the bolt cycle real smooth. I think it was actually harder to get all the old copper and powder that the cosmo preserved in the barrel out than the actual cosmo. Im convinced that the hair dryer method is the best method out there

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You are gonna love it. Congrats.

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Far out! Congrats

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This thread convinced me that I needed 1 more.
Bought this one today. $95 delivered to door.
Russian 1891/30 7.62x54R Hex Mosin Nagant Rifle

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Best $70 I ever spent. I love me some Mosins! Post pics!

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Why are they so cheap? I'm not keen on older weapons, but I figured they would be pricey.

Are they limited on quantity?

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Certain models or years, armory or receiver shape may make some rare and more valuable but the basic field issue Mosin was produced by the tens of millions. Their availability and the lack of any true means to verify any pedigree make them inexpensive and popular.

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