Well, I finally got the Mosin!

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by cddbrowns, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. cddbrowns

    cddbrowns New Member

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    Currently in the car "baking" the cosmo out. That actually works too. I can see the stuff dripping on the towel with the trash bag under it to protect the car. Whoever it was that said that idea, well done. I will post pics once I have it all nice and clean.
     
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  3. jpattersonnh

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    Wrap it in brown paper bags, and put it in your trunk. Yes it really does work well.
     
  4. Woody

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    Nice tip on the GM Easy Bake Oven
     
  5. jpattersonnh

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    Mopar! ;);)
     
  6. CHLChris

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    Not to mention that east of the Rockies, y'all are an easy-bake oven! We're about 80 degrees with 55 degree evenings, no rain, beautiful here in the NW!

    I can't wait to see your new rifle (new is definitely a relative term). Is there a thread that goes through your process of choosing a Mosin and actually finding one? I'm right behind you, I think, with a few hundred dollars and an itch to get a larger caliber rifle in my hands besides the venerable AR.

    Can't wait to hear more!
     
  7. Jpyle

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    CD: Congrats on the Mosin, seems to be an epidemic of late. I just picked up a 1938 Izzy myself. Mine has been baking in my garage for a few days. Next steps are stripping it down and cleaning up the metal parts.

    Looking forward to pics and news of your progress.
     
  8. CHLChris

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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?
     
  9. cddbrowns

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    Well, I am getting the camera ready and all that now to take the pics, but I knew I wanted to go with a Russian one, this page here will show you everything you need to know about them.

    Soviet M91/30
     
  10. cddbrowns

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    Ok, here we go!

    As you can see, this is a 1932 Izzy.

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    Everything is pre war which it should be for 1932

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    Enjoy the Mosin porn!!
     
  11. dnthmn2004

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    I like some good gun pr0n. Love the Mosin - good buy!
     
  12. cddbrowns

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    Unless you buy one that someone already owned and has cleaned, you will need to clean it.
     
  13. Jpyle

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    Chris

    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."
     
  14. chip102

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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
     
  15. NitroxAZ

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    You are gonna love it. Congrats.
     
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    Best $70 I ever spent. I love me some Mosins! Post pics!
     
  19. Iam99x

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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?
     
  20. Jpyle

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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.