OK, Out visiting the Mother-in law's to work on her house doing some much needed repairs. Her boyfriend said he wanted to get rid of a Mosin and a Chinese 12 gauge knockoff of an Remington 870 clone. Both kick too hard now after the shoulder surgery and he does not shoot off hand. Economy crashed, laid off, started a business with the wife and things are going better than projected but still not where I can spend that hard earned cash on anything else than to pay off the start up debt and regular bills He offered the 12 Gauge for just less than 1/2 the listed price and he will toss in the Mosin with remaining ammo and everything associated for free. Well, they seem to be in reasonably good condition except for the rattle can spray paint job. The Mosin even has a crisp looking bore from end to end. I know I can get it off the wood Mosin stock, but don't want to harm the bluing on the metal parts. Also, the shot gun has the synthetic plastic stock (that was already black so why paint it?) and the paint is thickest on the 12 gauge. He must have caught a lot of flack for the paint as the guns he is keeping are spotless, well oiled and could not get them ugly things off his hands fast enough. They were his first guns and I dont know if he got them that way or did the dastardly deed himself. The paint is on every exposed surface of both guns and I need suggestions on how to clean them without damaging them.