cleaning the mossin nagant

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 1911_monster, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. 1911_monster

    1911_monster New Member

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    When cleaning a mossin nagant would striping the hole gun help or just clean the barrel and leace as is??
     
  2. fender93

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    Depends. Are you cleaning the cosmoline off the entire gun, or just cleaning it after a range day? If you're looking to clean the cosmoline off of it, I'd suggest stripping the gun down and cleaning it with something like nail polish remover- I've heard that works pretty well. I've also heard of people putting the bolt in hot water to clean it out. Google can probably give you a lot more answers. If you're just cleaning the gun after using corrosive ammo, all you really need to do is take out the bolt and run some patches down the barrel, using something like hoppes gun oil or even windex.
     

  3. tiberius10721

    tiberius10721 New Member

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    If rifle has cosmoline on it I would strip it down entirely clean if there is no cosmoline then clean like any other bolt action rifle.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

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    More info! Did you just purchase it? Are you shooting surplus ammo? What have you done so far?
     
  5. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Even routine cleaning, after firing surplus ammo, should involve disassembly. With the surplus (corrosive) ammo, it is best to start with hot water, which I wouldn't want on my stock. It is only about a two minute, one tool job to take this thing down, so why not?
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Yeah, what all these other guys said.
     
  7. jpattersonnh

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    You talk too much!:D
     
  8. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    No kidding with over 5k posts it's no wonder he gets grounded all the time.
     
  9. Marlinman

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    Remember guys he does all his talkin w a walkin stick on all the poor little defenseless animals like wolves and grizzly bears;)

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  10. Marlinman

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    If you are strippin cosmoline off from it a metal trash can and diesel soak works wonders. Its what the military used. Then just wipe it down w a canvas rag. After that id poor some diesel down the bore usin a funnel and the use a brass brush to clean out bore. Then oil it like any other rifle

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    He uses way to many words! I've been trying to take lessons.
     
  12. Marlinman

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    Me or trip jp?

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  13. trip286

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    I've only been grounded once! And I really suspect the biggest culprit was a bad day!

    Every smart ass remark I make is all in good humor, guys.

    I love y'all, and I love this forum. Yeah I'm getting all soft on ya, get the hell over it.
     
  14. primer1

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    Sniff ;_( sniff ;_(
     
  15. jpattersonnh

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    Trip......
     
  16. Marlinman

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    Thats what i thought. Maybe hes bein quiet because he doesnt want a return visit w the corner;)

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  17. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    No corner can contain my awesomeness.
     
  18. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Meet me at the round house partner, they can't corner us there.
     
  19. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    That would be hard to do, wouldn't it?
     
  20. jpattersonnh

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    Obama finds a corner to hide in even though he is in the oval office! If that Moron can do it, so can you.