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My First SKS!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Cueball, May 5, 2006.

  1. Cueball

    Cueball Well-Known Member

    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???
  2. OCJ

    OCJ Well-Known Member

    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)
  3. MechAg94

    MechAg94 Well-Known Member

    Soaking the bolt in mineral spirits got the cosmoline out of that pretty good for me. I never did get the bolt apart.
  4. Outsider_10fp

    Outsider_10fp Well-Known Member

    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

    BTW, try not to "bubba-ize" it too bad.
    OH, and

    here is a pic of my NIB unfired Norinco
  5. MAUSER88

    MAUSER88 Well-Known Member

    Yugo I'm sure, correct?
  6. Cueball

    Cueball Well-Known Member

    It's a Yugolsavian 59/66 :D

    Any more thoughts on getting the cosmo out of the wood?
  7. Outsider_10fp

    Outsider_10fp Well-Known Member

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