Mauser K98 and corrosive mil surplus ammo?
I got a "new" K98 8mm Mauser (stamped 1939) for Christmas that I'm about ready to go use (Our family had one about 25 years ago but this current one is a different one).
Most of the shooting I'll be doing with this will be with the corrosive mil surplus stuff, and I have a cleaning question related to that. If I understand correctly, the corrosive part of the surplus ammo is the primer. Is an "ordinary" cleaning of the bore/chamber/receiver and outside of the bolt sufficient, to remove the corrosive debris? Yesterday for my first time ever I disassembled the bolt in order to clean the spring and firing pin of all the grease the weapon had been stored in. I was thinking perhaps it might be most important to take the bolt apart in order to get at the firing pin, since that's the part that touches the corrosive primer. Does this sound right? I want to take good care of this rifle, but I'd prefer to not have to take the bolt apart each time if it's not necessary.
With the K98 we had 25 years ago, I remember shooting tons of the corrosive mil surplus through it, and the only cleaning was bore receiver and the outside of the bolt, at the time I didn't even know the bolt could be taken apart further. It always worked fine but I wonder now what the inside of the bolt/firing pin assy looked like ...