My First SKS!


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Cueball
May 5, 2006, 01:22 AM
I am now the proud owner of a SKS! :D I went to AIM today and picked one up. It also came with a few pounds of cosmoline at no extra charge. :rolleyes: So now I have been doing some reading on the best ways to get rid of the gunk off the metal and wood surfaces and I had a question for those of you with some experience in the area...

Most articles I have read so far suggest heat to dissolve the offending substance as the best course of action to take. I don't want to use the household oven or dishwasher for this purpose. And I would rather not construct a trash can heater for the job. I was wondering if a heat gun or blow dryer would do the job. Has anyone tried this, and of so, with what success???

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OCJ
May 5, 2006, 01:46 AM
Go down to your local pep boys and pick up a couple cans of automotive brake cleaner. After you remove the stock, you can spray all of the metal parts with this as it will dissolve/blast away the cosmoline and leave the metal perfectly clean. Make sure you coat it with a light coat of oil afterwards to protect against rust before you put everything back together. I was using BC gunscrubber ($9/can) before I discovered the brake cleaner is the same thing ($2/can)

MechAg94
May 5, 2006, 09:42 AM
Soaking the bolt in mineral spirits got the cosmoline out of that pretty good for me. I never did get the bolt apart.

Outsider_10fp
May 5, 2006, 10:16 AM
Welcome to the SKS owners club! Super fun little rifles.
Which one did you get ? Russian? Yugo? Norinco? what one man! :D
As for great info on teh rifle go to these sites
http://www.surplusrifle.com/sks/index.asp
or
http://sksboards.com

BTW, try not to "bubba-ize" it too bad.
OH, and
WHERE ARE THE PIX?

EDITED:
here is a pic of my NIB unfired Norinco
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/361/dsc014726vl.jpg

MAUSER88
May 5, 2006, 10:43 AM
Yugo I'm sure, correct?

Cueball
May 5, 2006, 12:28 PM
It's a Yugolsavian 59/66 :D

Any more thoughts on getting the cosmo out of the wood?

Outsider_10fp
May 5, 2006, 12:31 PM
http://www.surplusrifle.com/sks/index.asp
or
http://sksboards.com

Go here for tips on cosmo removal

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