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Old February 6, 2009, 11:32 PM   #26
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Just looking at pictures of other people's guns with cosmoline and it doesn't even look like my gun has any. The only thing that seems greasy about it is the wood (flakes of something keeps coming off). Here are some pictures.

This thing (what is it?) seems covered in cosmoline.


Here's the magazine. Looks pretty clean to me.


And the bolt (not dissasembled), also looks pretty clean to me.


So, is it actually cosmoline free?
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Old February 6, 2009, 11:40 PM   #27
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To clean old cosmoline off your pistol try a big spray can of WD-40 (with the plastic tube nozzle) and an M-16 cleaning brush. Works great...

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Old February 7, 2009, 12:01 AM   #28
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Its not a pistol and I don't even know if it has cosmoline on it. Again, its from Century arms and they may have taken the cosmoline off.



Edit:
I took the bolt and magazine apart last night and there isn't any cosmoline to be seen. I also cleaned out the barrel and there wasn't any in it (although it was still plenty dirty).

Anyone know what's on the wood that's coming off onto my hands?

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Old February 7, 2009, 11:57 AM   #29
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sorry man, wish I had an answer for you. what does it smell like?
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Old February 7, 2009, 12:05 PM   #30
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Its probably cosmoline (smells petroleum like), but its only on the wood. Can I steam the cosmoline out of the wood?
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Old February 7, 2009, 03:44 PM   #31
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grease

yours looks clean cosmoline is a very heavy grease.dark brown in color.
that bottle is an oil and cleaner.the 98 looks good.
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Old February 7, 2009, 05:33 PM   #32
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Then What is on the wood and what can I do to keep it from coming off on to my hands? I've wiped it down pretty well with a gun cloth, but it still isn't clean.
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Old February 7, 2009, 07:09 PM   #33
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when I fire my Mauser at a high ROF at the range, it bleeds something, at wood on the top of the front of the barrell. I just try to rub it back in with my gloved fingers (Winter and all that ).

it smells like 60 years of history. I like it.

FWIW, your Mosin looks great. no worries there.
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Old February 15, 2009, 10:40 AM   #34
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I am not convinced you have a Russian capture.
Is there a number stamped in the left side of the butt os the stock? can you post a picture?
Is there an "X" stamped on the receiver?
Are any metal parts electro penciled with new numbers?
Can you check the various numbers on the gun and do any of those numbers match other numbers?
Can you check the proof marks (Little eagle with a WaA and number) and let us know what some of them are?
Laminated stocks do not require oil. The only time I oil one is when I remove the Russian Shellac from and RC and whatever I use, Lacquer thinner, acetone etc dries the wood near the surface and so I put some BLSO on it. The laminated wood holds the resin which gives the stock its weather protection.

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