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My new Mosin Nagant came in today the FFL dealer called up. It's covered in cosmoline it's even on the wood so help on how to removed is appreciated. Also the ammo I have is corrosive so help on cleaning it after shooting corrosive ammo is also appreciated. I paid $150 for this Mosin Nagant. Came with 4 ammo pouches, bayonet, oil can, rifle sling.
 

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My new Mosin Nagant came in today the FFL dealer called up. It's covered in cosmoline it's even on the wood so help on how to removed is appreciated. Also the ammo I have is corrosive so help on cleaning it after shooting corrosive ammo is also appreciated. I paid $150 for this Mosin Nagant. Came with 4 ammo pouches, bayonet, oil can, rifle sling.
Looks like a couple I sent out to buyers :D. Wondering if you didn't buy it from me.
 

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I bought mine from Outlaw Guns and Ammo LLC in League City Texas had it shipped here.
Nope not me, I got 5 and they were sold within minutes. I guess some places can't get them. I sold one to a guy in FL who said that locally they just aren't available.
 

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For cosmoline look up videos on YouTube. The metal parts just strip down and soak in degreaser. The wood I used an iron and sprayed steam to make the cosmoline sweat out and wiped with a towel.
 

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Hot water, simple green, and a toothbrush will take every ounce of cosmoline out. Worked wonders for me
 

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Okay my neighbor told me to take off the cosmoline off with kerosene and gasoline it's how he cleaned his. Good or bad?
 

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I boiled all my metal parts and the cosmolone came off. I did the stock and barrel in the shower with simple green and hot water.
 

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Cleaning.

I boil a 1 1/2 quart teapot of water. Pour half of it down the barrel. Clean with Hoppe's and brushes, patches etc to get powder and copper fouling out.

Pour the other half pot of boiling water down the barrel. Run a patch saturated with alcohol, then a dry patch to get last of water out.

Very LIGHT coat of Rem-oil and call it good.

works for me.
 

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Rem-Oil is my go-to gun oil, I absolutely love that stuff.
 

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Best way to clean the wood is with a heat gun it pulls all that nasty crap right out just wipe off the beads with a paper towel. As for the barrel use a 3 inch piece of PVC pipe cut to length (might be 2 inch I really can't remember just use whichever one is a tighter fit) drop the barrel in and top it right off with mineral spirits. As for the trigger assembly and everything else metal take a small Tupperware and put some more in there and let them all soak for a while. Then oil all the metal well because the mineral spirits just suck everything out of all the metal.
 

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Gasoline is good for making things go, but not a good choice for a cleaning solvent. It will probably ruin the wood's finish. Let the fumes get away from you and it can ruin your whole day. Just a little mineral spirits will work and it won't ruin the finish. I have not tried the simple green, but I like that idea better than the mineral spirits. Any alcohol will certainly ruin the wood's finish as it is shellac, and alcohol soluable.
 

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I just used WD40. I have used WD40 on all kinds of cosmoline packed guns. Everything from a 91/30 to SKS's and no damage to the wood or finish. Time I shot the gun enough to get the sights set the WD40 was gone. By the time I had shot the gun enough to decide if it was a keeper I cleaned it like the rest of my guns.
 

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So I just soak the cleaning paper I use to clean my rifles etc after shooting in whatever I'm using to clean inside the barrel with the ram rod it included?
 
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