I'm so glad I didn't have to clean all that gunk out when I got my sks 7 years ago, or anything else for that matter.
It was annoying enough on the mosin I got a couple years back, and that's easy mode when it comes to cosmoline cleaning.
>not appreciating the ritual of cleaning cosmoline off of a recently purchased firearm
>not enjoying the smell of the cosmoline
>not saving up every drop of cosmoline you scrape off of your guns and storing it in a vacuum sealed jar to keep it from drying out so you can occasionally open it and enjoy that aromatic bliss that triggers all those memories of cleaning cosmoline off of guns
What are you, some kind of faggot?
Its not difficult to clean the guts.
Hot water, and a toothbrush.
Air cleaner if you wana get "fancy"
A 3mm punch and a hammer if you wana get technical.
What are yall bitching about?
I got the guts scrubed up, had to go to work, i really wana go home and clean the stock and barrel.
The guide to cleaning up cosmoline off a crate rifle:
Wipe it down with paper towels
Field strip it
Remove the furniture [caution if it's a PU or Finnish]
Sweat out the furniture in a trash can with a light bulb in it
Rub the steel bits down with Sheath, once done with paper towels
Run about elebenty patches down the bbl, ending with Hoppes then Sheath