So there it is, WASR10. Some questions I have about the rifle. I cleaned it on the outside with #9, I noticed there is a lot of grime in the chamber and possibly barrel. Is #9 safe for these internal mechanisms? Is there a better way to clean it, what supplies might I need. It came with a little cleaning kit in a metal cylinder looking thing, but im not really sure how to use the brush since its so small. It cant possibly fit through the barrel, do I need a push rod? I'm also thinking of sanding the wood a bit and applying wood oil or something as a finisher/protectant. Does anyone have recommendations on what size sand paper and a good wood sealer?
Here lies what may be nothing, or may be an issue..
As you can see the barrel is slightly more to the left in the picture, will this cause any issues? everything looks straight except the very tip. The crome seems to be on one side(left) more then the other. I know these are beat up surplus deals, so I dont need perfection, just want to see if this is a serious issue or nothing to worry about. All feedback is appreciated, thanks!