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I have had several Yugo sks that had this oily covering that I hosed down with wd4o and … It is like-new and has a coating of Cosmoline. - A Serious Discussion, #144 - Product Evaluation - The James River Armory 1903-A3, #145 - Product Evaluation - The Taurus PT 738 TCP .380 Semi Auto Pistol, #146 - The S&W Model 25-2, .45 ACP Revolver, #148 - Product Evaluation - Trulock Shotgun Choke Tubes, #149 - Reloading Inexpensive Frangible Bullets, #150 - Solving a 9mm FMJ Reloading Mystery, #151 - Building an Affordable, Accurate Rifle. Cosmoline is the trade name for the generic class of rust preventatives that conform to MIL-C-11796C (Class 3). It shot great. Depending on where you are, you might want to put the rifle in the bed of a pickup truck or in a wheel barrow, to keep from alarming the populace. The original Cosmoline had a viscous, slightly fluorescent consistency when it was first applied. Location: Over the Hills and Through the Woods, Tennessee. Cosmoline is a Vaseline-type preservative that was used to preserve firearms. I think I'm going to give it a try. But has anyone found a good alternative to cosmoline for long term firearms storage. Some folks like to heat it up, even in an oven on very low heat, to melt it out.I like to use Mineral Spirits, sometimes simply called Paint Thinner, to remove the gunk. 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Cosmoline is used to protect the gun against rusting; however, many military surplus rifles were previously submerged in the greasy substance, making its eventual removal seemingly problematic. Almost all of the cosmoline came off, and the little that was left i used hoppes and a toothbrush to take care of. If you still feel you are qualified to post in those subforums, please contact "Shane Tuttle" (the mod for that portion of TFL) via Private Message for assistance. I do not “bleed out” all the oil in the stock. #5 - Solving Accuracy Problems with Handloading. Refinishing these fine old weapons to “better then original” condition is a fun way to spend a weekend. Define cosmoline. Unless you plan on cleaning a hundred of them I would just clean it in the laundry room sink. One product I would consider using is called "DeSolvit" (not sure about the spelling); it is made … It's two parts elephant snot, and one part monkey flung-dung. I think most governments had some similar substance, to protect guns in long term storage. I then use an air compressor to blow any remaining stuff out. I have to take care of some cosmoline now and you are encouraging even as you don’t hide how much work there is. Cosmoline MIL-SPEC Grease (MIL-C-11796C Class 3) is a corrosion preventative compound that is commonly used on antifriction bearings, firearms, equipment and/or on machined surfaces for which a … NO SWIRLS! It will be so dry that it will have a kind of gray color on the surface. Here’s the operating spring, fully loaded with the stuff. Almost all of them work. And here I am, blazing away with it at the range.Notice the smoke coming out of the barrel.It shot great. #153 - How to Develop Accurate Target Loads for a Rifle. Actually worked REALLY well and was super easy. Notice the smoke coming out of the barrel. If you wish to make what was the original formula for NRA lube, it can be made by using the following ratio: 50% beeswax 46.5% Alox 350 3.5% Micro Wax Today's version made without the … This particular stock had no valuable cartouches on it, and there was no reason not to lightly sand it. Most people … : ). #155 - Tissue Paper Covered Flash Holes – Does It Matter? A coat of Goo Gone, a brief soak in period and follow up with paper towels cleaned the material down to the bare metal. COSMOLINE BLACK (Rust-Veto 344) is a fast drying, ultra-tough, long-term, rust & corrosion preventive designed to protect steel, iron and metals (equipment) stored outdoors and/or shipped overseas. If you have some cosmoline … Chemically, cosmoline is a homogeneous mixture of oily and waxy long-chain, non-polar hydrocarbons. Manage Consent. This email link is to reach site administrators for assistance, if you cannot access TFL via other means. Brock Case 12 Cans Corrosion Suppressant Cosmoline Wax Metal Spray Weather Protect Rust Prevention for Automotive Machinery Fire Arms Boats Garage Home 4.8 out of 5 stars 27 $73.71 $ 73 … I then use an air compressor to blow any remaining stuff out. In fact, its resistance to cleaning is almost legendary. I recommend the "Purple Power" treatment, full-strength. You are right. #130 - Does Cleaning a .22 Rimfire Rifle Barrel Hurt Accuracy? #4 - Miscellaneous Rounds Meet the Box O’ Truth, #6 - Ballistic Resistant Glass Gets Tested, #19 - The Water Box O' Truth Part 3: Rifle Rounds, #23 - ExtremeShock Ammo and the Box O' Truth, #27 - Little Guns vs. #62 – How Does Barrel Length on a Shotgun Affect Velocity? I recognize what it is and I recognize it is our friend but, now, I am probably going to have to go back to rescue the old girl. Here’s the operating spring, fully loaded with the stuff. It can range in color from white to yellow, and can differ in viscosity and shear … I found the easiest way to clean it was to fill the bathtub with HOT soapy water (I used palmolive dish washing liquid) and let the whole gun sit in it for about 20 minutes. Here’s some in the grenade launcher sight. Cosmoline Aerosol Multi-Use Maintenance Spray is only available for ground shipping and cannot be shipped by air or expedited methods. Sometimes folks forget what is going on and get all mad at the big Cosmoline mess that must be cleaned up on these old guns. You’d think that it would “lift” the poly, but it doesn’t. Every time I read a blog post from the box o’truth I remember how informative you are and how much fun to read. #191 - Is the Glock 19 the Best Concealed Carry Piece? … Cosmoline is used to protect the gun against rusting; however, many military surplus rifles were previously submerged in the greasy substance, making its eventual removal seemingly problematic. I wouldn't want to use anything water based for fear of raising the grain of the wood. I've cleaned six at a time like that and hundreds if not a thousand bayonets. Lastly, I wash the stock.I bought some “greenie” pads and use this and the Mineral Spirits to clean the stock.Then wipe it dry and let a fan blow on it for about an hour and it will be totally dry and ready for refinishing.My buddy Tman lightly sanded the stock.This particular stock had no valuable cartouches on it, and there was no reason not to lightly sand it.He then stained it and finally rubbed it down with a satin finish. I had a few folks ask me how to best remove Cosmoline from a firearm. This is going to cost me some money! I've done a dozen rifles with this methoid with excellent results. NO SCRATCHES! It is far too flammable and contains lots of really nasty stuff like benzene and other things that you don’t really want in your system. 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But we ought to remember that Cosmoline is actually our “Friend”.It has preserved these old guns, like new, under the Cosmoline, and all we have to do is clean them up to have a 50+ year-old, brand new gun. When it is too dirty, I just change it and start over with a fresh supply. Chemically, cosmoline is a homogeneous mixture of oily and waxy long-chain, non-polar hydrocarbons. … Never, never use gasoline. Notice how the Mineral Spirits is getting dirty. … Chesebrough made petroleum jelly by subjecting a residue of West Virginian crude oil – known as rod wax – to a vacuum distillation process to remove the more volatile odoriferous oils, followed by filtration through bone-black. Even if your item only has a light coating of older Cosmoline… It is important to remove the stock and all removable parts to be sure you get all the Cosmoline out of the gun.This one even had it in the butt stock where the cleaning kit is stored. Not a single failure of any kind. One important thing to remember about Cosmoline is that the guns were “dipped” in a vat of the stuff.It isn’t just a coating on the exterior, but is in every nook and cranny of the gun.And it all has to be cleaned out.Here’s some showing between the stock and barrel assembly. It is always brown in color, but can differ in viscosity and shear strength. The Box O' Truth, #36 - Frozen Clothing And The Box O' Truth, #37 - The Deadly .303 British and The Box O' Truth, #40 - Deflected Bullets and the Box O' Truth, #41 - The Taurus Judge Vs. #14 - The Shiloh Sharps .45-70 Long Range Exp. First, let’s look at some pictures of a Yugo SKS that I found at the gun show last weekend.It is like-new and has a coating of Cosmoline.Here it is. I do not “bleed out” all the oil in the stock. I bought some “greenie” pads and use this and the Mineral Spirits to clean the stock. Then wipe it dry and let a fan blow on it for about an hour and it will be totally dry and ready for refinishing. I use an old toothbrush to get at the small areas on the bolt and other areas. Here’s the finished product, after reassembly. It is always brown in color, but can differ in viscosity and shear strength. Basically, it’s the trademark for a petroleum-based, wax- like rust inhibitor. I just wipe it off. But after finishing it, when it gets hot, it will bleed again.I know some folks have self-built ovens where they heat up the stock in an attempt to bleed out all the oil. Get that nasty crap off there, and enjoy your milsurps, folks! If you are a TFL member and can access TFL, please do not use this link; instead, use the forums (like Questions, Suggestions, and Tech Support) or PM an appropriate mod or admin. Almost all of them work. The removal method is the same.There are many ways to remove Cosmoline. I just wipe it off. Now I can clean my rifle[SKS]. I like to use Mineral Spirits, sometimes simply called Paint Thinner, to remove the gunk. 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