So my dad owns a ton of old-school rifles, ranging from Enfield .303s to Russian Mosin Nagants to German and Swedish Mausers, and M1 Garands...and I get to clean the cosmoline off them, yay.... He's a big war buff (which is where I learned and am still learning a lot of stuff, hehe). Anyone got any tricks on how to clean this stuff off better? I'm not trying to make his gun stocks shine with the latest cleaner but I definitely want this greasy stuff off.
He stores them under my bed! Only thing he doesn't store under my bed is his 1911 Colt .45. Ready for action baby!
And btw - when I was in Naval ROTC in HS, we did exhibition drill team and were the only team in our whole state that had 9 pound M1 Garands. Bring it to the house baby! I loved it.
Tip for cleaning the barrels of is to plug both ends and fill it with mercury and let it set for a couple of hours. It works great on older weapons (whoo raa for actual metal parts) but if your not careful it can be deadly.
I'm pretty good with guns, can field strip anything even guns I never seen before, so take my advice. Get yourself a nice cleaning kit & gun cleaner, field strip your dads guns and clean off that damn surface rust! If you have any questions on how to disassemble a certain gun feel free to ask.