Those accessories that come with milsurps


October 9, 2006, 08:16 PM
Greetings all. You know what I mean. Those drenched in cosmo oilers, moldy ammo pouches, combloc "holsters", etc. I seem to have a decent size plastic tote full of this stuff. But that's all it is, a tote full of stuff. Does anybody use these articles in the field, or collect them?

Personaly, I like having them because they add to the historical aspect of my collection. Other than slings, I just never use them.

I feel by this post, I have admitted to a bad case of "milsurp sickness". Does anybody have a cure? Or is it a case of " take two Remchesterbys and call me in the morning"?


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October 9, 2006, 08:23 PM
i use the sling and keep the bayonet around just for SAG's but the pouch is off sitting some where. the oiler i cleaned up and bagged.same witht he tools.

i think they should with stripper clips instead of the pouches

theres only one cure for the sickness... more milsupr.... or more cowbell.

October 9, 2006, 09:26 PM
I've got one of the two-chamber oilers in my range box, bore cleaner for corrisive-primed ammo in one side and oil in the other. I picked up a couple more of these just for keeping cleaner and oil handy in different boxes.

I use the Mosin Nagant and SKS ammo pouches to carry loaded strippers.

October 9, 2006, 11:18 PM
My pouches are just laying around various places... some shoved in the closet, some under the coffee table.

I'm not really even sure what some of the little parts are. I think my SKS came with a firing pin, a brush and some crazy little tool I guess that doesn't fit into anything. The 2 chamber oiler thing I got with a mosin is packed in a pound of cosmoline. The mosin came with a funky tool I really haven't figured out a use for yet. Coolest thing is that one of my pouches has some russian sounding name and serial number on it... I think it's neat.

There is no cure for milsurps... not when you can get good ones for ~100 bucks. I can save 100 bucks just by eating ghetto for a week.

October 9, 2006, 11:30 PM
I use the sling that came with my Mosin Nagant (easier to carry with it) I use the Scabard as a screw driver. The ammo pouch is nice. Holds 30 rounds on stipper clips. And I use all of the tools that came with it. I was looking into getting a surplus Makorov, It comes with a holster, I would use it protect the pistol but I would wear it.

October 9, 2006, 11:31 PM
And I like the history of all the stuff. Same thing with the actual firearms.

Harry Paget Flashman
October 9, 2006, 11:42 PM
While there is no cure for "milsurp sickness" I am beginning to believe that making the effort to acquire 2 of each sort of takes the edge off. Having all those cosmo'd and moldy accoutrements is kind of nice historically, but all of mine are in a shoe box & a plastic WalMart bag and unopened as yet.

October 10, 2006, 12:05 AM
The mosin came with a funky tool I really haven't figured out a use for yet.

It's actually a combination screwdriver/firing pin protrusion gauge, and if used correctly, can prevent failures to fire, and more importantly, pierced primers. Look here ( for further information, particularly figures 41-43.

October 10, 2006, 12:10 AM
Thanks for your advice default. Yes, I have seen those pictures before, but I'm mechanically illiterate.

The part I get confused on is actually correcting the problem if found.

back the striker off until it passes both the maximum and minimum height test using the tool

How do I back the striker off? At that point, isn't the bolt assembled? Are they referring to unscrewing it a bit? I figured the tool was there for a reason, but regular assembly and some rem oil and the sucker shoots just fine. Hurts my shoulder, but shoots well.

The Grand Inquisitor
October 10, 2006, 12:18 AM
It's not really a mil-surp, but I bought a TANTAL a few months back and it came with some crap printed in Polish and bad Engrish as well as a pamphlet claiming to be a manual.

But the best part was the accesories kit - normal upon first glance, but when you take everything out, you find that all of the gear is not for TANTAL's but rather for AK 47's.

It comes with an oiler, sling, and some other useless junk...all of which is utterly useless for that rifle (TANTAL's sling mounts are very different from a regular 47 or 74 and normal slings are too small).

October 10, 2006, 12:36 AM
FTF - you're welcome. I doubt you're more more mechanically illiterate than me. For the longest time, I wondered how a pistol "knew" the magazine was empty and locked itself open. :rolleyes: I haven't messed with mine in a while but if I recall correctly, the striker needs to be screwed in or out to get the protrusion in spec, which is done (I believe) with the bolt assembled. Again, it's been some time since I've done it, so better cruise the forums at, and also maybe check out and to be sure. :)

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