Got my Mags today and should have my carbine tomorrow.
Posted Jul. 01 2009 - 07:55 PM
Posted Jul. 01 2009 - 08:11 PM
Cosmoline is the trade name for a generic class of rust preventatives, conforming to MIL-C-11796C Class 3, that are a brown colored wax-like mass; have a slight fluorescence; and have a petroleum-like odor and taste.
This link is to the wikipedia page and also links to a PDF for removing cosmoline. I just use the brake parts cleaner in a spray can and spray the heck out of it. However, with magazines, it may be a bit more difficult to get in the crevices, so a steamer or soak may work better.
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort,
to protect themselves from the tyranny of government."
I switched out security lights outside my house for strobe lights
because trespassers are easier to shoot when they
are running in slow motion
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.
Posted Jul. 01 2009 - 08:58 PM
Posted Jul. 01 2009 - 09:07 PM
Posted Jul. 08 2009 - 02:55 AM
I don't care if it's shaped like a penis and you gotta cradle the balls to grip it if it shoots realiably and Glocks do.
Posted Jul. 08 2009 - 03:15 AM
Hmm. According to the quoted block of text in Psy's post - someone's been eating Cosmoline AND pertrolium, since they verify that cosmoline has a petrolium like taste...
Better them than me..
I would hate to think of what they would do with vaseline
Posted Jul. 08 2009 - 10:14 AM
Got my magazines today for the M1 Carbine and the carbine will be here tomorrow. The mags are coated with this thick brown gooey stuff. Is this cosmoline or just a thick oil??? Smells kind of musty. What is the best way to clean these up?? Will have my Inland Carbine tomorrow according to the tracking number.
The brown gooey stuff is most likely cosmoline. Two ways that I use to remove cosmoline.
One, is to place the items outside in direct sunlight in the heat of the day. Place old towel under them to protect the items and to catch the melted cosmoline. Afterwards rinse the item in kerosene.
Two, soak the items in kerosene.
NEVER, use gasoline to rinse or soak cosmoline cover parts.
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