GUN C&R crew sign me up - also dishwasher method Q's

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  1. itchiban

    itchiban New Member

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    So I picked up a M38 Mosin and Yugo SKS. Mosin was 99.95 because it was a M38. The M44's were going for 79.95 and the 91/30s were 69.95. The SKS was 149.95. Not the cheapest, but they had "used" ones for 99.95. I got to pick out of a few the SKS I wanted, same with the Mosin. Both came with the accessories. I forgot that JGsales.com was in AZ. So I took a little road trip to get them.

    The Mosin will probably be bubba'd sooner or later, but for now I cleaned it up. The cosmo was really light on it.

    The SKS however looks like it was soaked in the shit. For the people who've used the dishwasher on stocks, do I have to take the cosmoline off before I put it in there? Also, the online FAQ that I read for this method, the author put metal pieces in the dishwasher. Do the metal pieces have to be de-cosmo'd? I'm really just being a lazy ass and want to stick most of the damn rifle in the dishwasher lol.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    well according to surplus rifle after they washed it, the found no cosmo left so I'm guessing they left in on before washing it.
     
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    take the metal off
     
  4. itchiban

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    Little help anyone?
    I have the bolt/carrier and trigger assy with magwell out, all that is left is the barrel and reciever on the stock. How the hell does it come out? Im looking at an online dissasembly guide and it says that after the trigger assy comes off the barrel/reciever should be loose enough to come out also. Mine is not.

    I want to wash this thing tonight. :hs:
     
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    for the SKS? There is a lever by the rear of the gas tube that comes up, remove the gas tube and rod then I believe the reciever/barrell just comes out
     
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    Yeah for the SKS. I cant get the damn barrel and reciever off. everything is off of the rifle and nothing is happening. I can't imagine that cosmo will glue the reciver to the stock. SOB, this is aggrevating lol.
     
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    is the gas tube off?
     
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    Yeah everything was off. I guess I'm not the only person that had this problem on the Yugos. This is pretty old but: http://www.gunsnet.net/forums/archive/index.php/t-66135.html

    Anyway, I tapped out the pin on the front stock cap and pulled the reciever out with the help of my wife lol. Step 2, cleaning. :wiggle:
     
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    twofourty, when you did your SKS in the dishwasher, did you throw the gas tube in with the wood that is on it, or did you seperate the wood from the gas tube?
     
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    I would take all metal off the stock I believe the dishwasher takes some of the finish off the metal unless you plan on refinishing anyway.
     
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    I left it on, it came out fine and didnt change the finish at all. Just make sure you dry it and oil it as soon as the dishwasher is done
     
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    Boiling FTW
     
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    Damn I wish I would have done that now. I took it off and its a PITA on my gun because the pin holding the cap of the tube in is bent at one end.

    It all came out of the washer fine. Just for extra measure I sanded it with 220 and then wetsanded with 320 and 400 with mineral spirits. First coat of tung went on and then tomorrow I'll do another coat. Looks good but not as good as yours. :hs:
     
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    You need to use 000 Steel wool before you put tumg oil on it. After I steel wooled it I put Tung on and didnt wipe it off. I just applied like 6 coats and then let it dry overnight. The next day I went over it lightly with steel wool again
     
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    Pics of finished stocks?
     
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    I'll post a pic of the SKS stock tomorrow. The second coat is drying right now. :)

    I didnt do the Mosin yet though.
     
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    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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    I need to do this to my M44, there's cosmosline in all the little nooks and crannies.
     
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    Go put a bunch of rounds through it and it will all melt out, the just wipe it off. Its fun and it works!
     
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    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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    I did that and ended up with one hell of a sore shoulder. I think i got rid of all the cosmo near the muzzle of the gun, but the stock still has some shit left.
     
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    I wish my stock's woodgrain looked as clean as yours. Maybe it's because I didn't use steel wool, but anyway here is mine. I'm happy with my first refinish. :big grin:

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    Closeup of the wood

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    Another close up

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    looks good. If you put more tung on, it will get shinier
     
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    Thanks.

    That is 6 coats of tung so I dont' know if it will get any more glossy than that but I kind of like it that way. If I want it to be extra shiny I'll put some poly on it.
     

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