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Posted: 5/13/2003 5:54:28 PM EDT
First C&R purchase leaves me with two dumb questions:

1. Is there an easy way to get this cosmoline crap off?

2. Is 8mm Mauser and 8X57 the same thing?

I thought I knew alot about guns, but this surplus crap is a whole new realm! Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 7:13:44 PM EDT

1. Is there an easy way to get this cosmoline crap off?

Directly proportional to how hard you work. I don't know of any "quick" way.


2. Is 8mm Mauser and 8X57 the same thing?

Yes.
Link Posted: 5/13/2003 7:19:05 PM EDT
Thanks!
I guess I'll dedicate an evening for the cleaning.

Link Posted: 5/13/2003 7:26:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2003 1:55:34 AM EDT by Jim_Dandy]
What'd you get? A Yugo? Nice rifle and hard to beat for the money. You'll be competing in Military Benchrest before you know it.
Link Posted: 5/14/2003 7:43:36 AM EDT
I doubt it's real "Cosmoline". More likely stiff grease.. You'll know it when you run into true 30 year old cosmoline, when the chisels come out.

Strip it down, and set it in the sun, sitting on a cookie sheet. The heat (at least in Arizona) melts most of the mess off. Finish with hot water, soap, and a toothbrush. Rinse with very hot water, and oil the metal parts.

Meplat-
Link Posted: 5/14/2003 7:58:00 AM EDT
I'm using that Orange cleaning stuff...

Don't let the pleasant smell fool ya that stuff is killer on petroleum based products-you should see what is did to some asphalt tiles in my old apt. when I left it on overnite.
Link Posted: 5/14/2003 7:41:00 PM EDT
What about a liberal supply of Gun Scrubber?

Link Posted: 5/14/2003 7:44:56 PM EDT
More information than you ever wanted to know about cosmoline removal can be found here.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 2:20:23 PM EDT
You are from Oklhoma, use that brilliant yellow orb in the sky. Just set it out in the afternoon sun for a few hours. Every half hour or so go wipe that nasty oozing cosmo off and there ya go. Oh, the oven cleaner easy-off works well too.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 4:20:56 PM EDT
Hoppes #9 and a lot of rags.

Or

Fill the bathtub with very hot water and Dawn and soak.

ED
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 6:49:31 PM EDT
Simple green, Kerosene, and mineral spirits work great on cosmoline.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 7:32:08 PM EDT

You are from Oklhoma, use that brilliant yellow orb in the sky. Just set it out in the afternoon sun for a few hours.

And you haven't seen our weather as of late.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 8:12:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:

You are from Oklhoma, use that brilliant yellow orb in the sky. Just set it out in the afternoon sun for a few hours.

And you haven't seen our weather as of late.



Yep....put it outside, it would surely blow away!
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 8:45:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 5:01:05 PM EDT
Use "Oven Cleaner"(Easy-Off) toget it off.
It's made to remove heavy, stuck on, baked on grease. saw an article on it in SGN.

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