Working the Cosmoline out of my Mosin Nagant

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    Working the Cosmoline out of my Mosin Nagant

    I've had a Mosin Nagant M44 (Russian Surplus, circa WWII) for a couple of years (Christmas present from my better half) and have read about the cosmoline that was used to mothball these guns can form a thin varnish causing problems. For me, the bolt was impossibly stiff to cycle once it got warmed up.

    I have known the solution for over a year now, but this weekend at the range with the brothers-in-law, I finally got around to the remedy:

    Fire a bunch of rounds (got some free 7.62 x 54r from my Dad) to really warm up the barrel: Scrub the devil out it. Rinse and repeat.

    I did this for three cycles and now the bolt is working smooth as silk. Also, my brothers-in-law have a newfound respect for what they call "the elephant gun."
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    ..and I bet if you take the rifle apart and leave the parts in the sun on top of a black plastic bag, you will see lots more cosmo.

    Im still leeching it out of all three of my Russian rifles.

    I love those 7.62 X54Rs, just love'em.

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    i love mine too. i get a kick out of watching friends shoot it.

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