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4 years 11 weeks ago, 12:42 PM

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Cleaning up after my range outing this past weekend! Got the Glock 19, Kel-Tec, and Mossy done. Working on the SKS now........What The Hell is this thick goey shit al over this rifle? This is my first old rifle.......is it normal?

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 1:11 PM

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Sounds like cosmoline

Shak, yes it is normal, cosmoline is used to preserve the rifle from rust during long term storage. One of the Nagant's that I have comming is still covered in the shit, Reaper says that boiling water is best to remove the stuff without fucking up the furniture.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 1:56 PM

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yup

you've been cosmolined

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 3:50 PM

Shakleford

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Thanks Guys

Kept me busy for awhile, not sure its all gone yet, or not!

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:12 PM

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Yea it's nasty stuff alright but does a good job.
Got an old 1945 Lee Enfield #5 MK 1 jungle carbine. When I got it is was a solid blob of cosmoline, boiling hot water & a stiff bristle brush, along with a lot of elbow grease did the trick.
Wood was a different story, had to bleach it, took about a month but came out with the most beautiful Tiger Tail Walnut I have ever seen. Good luck

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