Mosin-Nagant Bore Question.


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1911Today
December 5, 2008, 11:12 AM
I picked up a Russian Mosin-Nagant 91/30 at Gander Mountain a few weeks ago. Everything looked good, arsenal refinished, great finish on the barrel and action, well-refinished stock, 1 year warranty, etc. etc. Everything went well. Took it home, cleaned up the cosmoline, ran a few patches through the bore, and took it to the range. It shot well, no problems, quite accurate out at the limits of our 100 yard range (Took out soda cans at that distance, shot after shot). Took it home, cleaned up the bore again, and set it in the safe.

Then I got my hands on a higher quality cleaning kit, and some Hoppe's solvents (#9 and Bench-Rest) to get some real cleaning of the bore done, and for the life of me, I cannot get this damned thing clean!

I follow the procedure of bronze brush, then 1 wet wipe, and then 1 dry wipe until clean, but I stopped after about 20 patches because I thought I was doing damage to the bore! The last patch came out as black as the first! Holding the bore to the light I can see that it is somewhat dark, but the rifling is sharp and it hasn't been counterbored.

Is it normal for this rifle bore to be so dirty? Should I keep cleaning until no dark deposits are left? Or should I call it good enough and store it?

Thanks HR's!

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regal
December 5, 2008, 12:20 PM
I haven't tried cleaning mine yet, but I read that it is impossible to get a clean wipe.

jpatterson
December 5, 2008, 12:44 PM
I've heard of other old surplus rifles doing the same thing. Here's another thread on the topic with lots of info, maybe it can help. I haven't even tried cleaning my Mosin's bore yet, maybe I'll give it a run today too :P

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=403332&highlight=fountain+crud

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