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Swiss K̶3̶1̶ K11


10-Ring

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Just acquired this and decosmolined and cleaned it up.  Not my first rodeo with cosmoline, but I did something different this time.  Soaked everything heavily in Simple Green and let it sit for a day or so.  Spray it again and wipe it down.  Repeat the process with PB Blaster.  Go over all wood, and any metal showing rust with 0000 steelwool.  Process seemed to work well.  Seems ammo is currently unobtanium.  If anyone has 5-10 rounds they could spare, I would love to shoot it. Last picture is before I did anything to it. 

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5 hours ago, Burnman5000 said:

Good job with the cosmoline. That martha frackin stuff is the devil. Nice looking setup. If i can find you a box of rounds, Ill pick em up

I know it's not all that relevant, but it's virtually certain that what he removed was common grease, not cosmoline.  Virtually nobody outside the US used true cosmoline to any appreciable extent, as it was a good bit more expensive and really didn't do anything that everyday grease wouldn't do nearly as (probably equally) well.  I don't think I've ever seen a milsurp rifle that originated outside the US that was stored using cosmoline, albeit most people use that term to describe the dried storage grease commonly applied to those firearms long ago ...

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