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I found a Mosin-Nagant for a decent price, $99.99.
Collectible up in Merrimack recieved a crate a few days ago.
It was my first time there. The guys were very friendly and helpful.
All the numbers matched on the ones I inspected.
The bores looked brand new. Looks like the dates are in the 1940's
I also picked up a Spam can of ammo for it, $99.
Any suggestions on the best way to clean it?
 
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There are some good YouTube videos about this.

For the metal parts...

Tear them all down (including bolt) and soak them in one of those disposable turkey pans with a mixture of hot water and simple green. The cosmoline will come right off.
 
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Whatever you use make sure you're thorough immediately after shooting it or the corrosive primers will rust everything it touches. A lot of people use windex (original) with ammonia or pour hot water down the barrel. You can also use the standard Hoppes 9 or other cleaners.

ETA: It occurs to me you were probably referring to cleaning the cosmoline out of it. I normally just wipe it down with a rag and get a handful of q-tips that can easily fit into the internals. It works pretty well, you don't need anything fancy to get the job done.
 
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Any suggestions on the best way to clean it?

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Use it along with an old toothbrush and some rags. WD disolves cosmolene and protects the metal at the same time.
 

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I just love the smell of cosmoline on a 91/30, along with the mold and mildew smell of the ammo pouches.
 
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one thing I was not aware of when I first got my mosin......firepin protrusion. Its easy to check with the tool and easy to change after bolt disassembly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLE-tbpVR-A im not really sure how it happened. I did not touch the screw BUT I did turn just about every part of the bolt on the 2nd cleaning after I test fired it. (I did a quick bore/chamber/bolt clean and test fired) on the next tri p out my mosin went click click click ?
didnt take long to figure it out though.
 

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Make sure you clean the chamber REALLY well. If not you will be using a hammer to open the bolt after the chamber gets hot.

I use Ed's Red to clean my surplus firearms.
 
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