The used Ruger P95 I just bought stinks


December 27, 2006, 10:17 PM
The used Ruger P95 I just bought stinks of cigarette smoke big time. :barf:

If this were a Glock Iíd just hose it down with non-chlorinated cleaner from the auto parts store.

Is this an okay treatment for Rugerís polymer frame?

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Blue .45
December 27, 2006, 10:39 PM
Here's a recent discussion on the subject from the Ruger forum. BTW, aside from the smell, how do you lie the gun?

December 28, 2006, 12:02 AM
I just got done clean the pistol, I used Purple Power (cheap Castrol Super "Clean knock-off) and tooth brush and hot water. Then I spashed some denatured alchol on the parts, set them by the heater after blowing them off with the air compressor. After that I hit them with some WD-40.

As for what was holding the smell, what ever the last owner used for a lube it was doing a great job imitating cosmoline.

December 28, 2006, 12:35 AM
Wow, "my handgun gun smells of cigarette smoke" .. that has to be the first time I've ever heard that particular issue. :eek: I guess it does stand to reason though.

December 28, 2006, 02:36 AM
P95....that gun wasn't even 18 years old. Who bought the cigarettes for it? :neener:

December 28, 2006, 10:12 AM
Any chance it could have developed lung cancer?:neener:

December 28, 2006, 02:07 PM
Just hose the thing down with Febreze... :neener:

December 28, 2006, 02:48 PM
Everyone is missing the point. . . . . . . all pistols "smoke" ;)

Stay away from the Marlboro bullets:barf:

December 28, 2006, 04:43 PM
Gun smells of cigarette smoke?? This is a first for me. Might give it a lecture or try a little glade mist.:D
Kidding aside, I wipe my P97, which is pretty similar, down with a soft cloth and a bit of Breakfree. Don't use Gun Scrubber or Carb cleaner on the polymer frame.

December 29, 2006, 04:02 AM
The Beretta 84 380 I bought at a pawnshop REEKED of cigarette smoke. It looked brand new, and had never been fired. Since the whole store stunk from it, I didn't notice it, until I got home. I took it completely apart, and got the stink out of it pretty easily, the box and manual were another story. I tried sealing them in a plastic bag with baking soda, and even after a couple months, it was still horrible. I finally called my brother in law, who has all kinds of degrees he never has used to get a job, and he suggested taking about a dozen tea bags, opening them up and sprinkling the tea all over everything, and putting it in the bag and sealing it up. It worked. Smelled like tea, but that's ok! When I stupidly sold it a couple of years later, it still smelled like tea when the box was opened.

December 29, 2006, 09:12 AM
Back in a previous life, when I arrived at a food warehouse to pick up a load and the trailer had any type of odor that the shipping dept found 'offensive', the load was denied and the driver was instructed to have the trailer interior washed before loading. Trailer wash out services were not all that common except maybe at a few major truck stops.

One of the things that I have done was to go to a local convenience/grocery store and buy a few pounds of coffee grounds. I'd scatter the coffee grounds over the floor and try to
'grind' the grounds into the hard wood floor of the trailer with my boots. Then go back to my shipper, sweep out the grounds and the trailer was never refused.

The 'Cliff Notes' version is to try coffee grounds, not Tea, Corn Starch or Baking Soda.


December 29, 2006, 12:35 PM
I bought a set of grips from a guy on the internet a few years ago and as soon as I opened the box I about fell over from the cigarette smell. The wife was yelling at me to get them out of the house. I ended up cleaning them with Murphy's oil soap and then using liquid pledge (lemon) on them. Seemed to work.

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