Today I was moving a few things around, including a small stack of mil-surp rifles too long for the safe. As is my habit, when I pick up these particular rifles, I pull the bolt and check the bore, as they are often shot with corrosive ammunition. Click.... yank.... bright window.... shiny. Click....yank...... bright window...shiny. Click... yank... bright window..... SON OF A B!#@$
My old 91/30 Ex-Sniper had a bore gone dark. Thinking back, it had been over a year since I fired this rifle, and I am CERTAIN it was cleaned well before being stored. I am also certain I have checked that rifle no more than a few months ago as well, since ..... well..... mil-surp corrosive ammo. Anywho, it called for immediate action, and a whole bunch of Ballistol*. This 'gun oil' has been my go-to solvent, cleaner, lubricant, and preservative on mil-surp rifles for about 20 years now. 30 minutes of vigorous scrubbing, and the old beast once again has a shiny bore. Hopefully it has escaped serious damage from my poor stewardship. Sorry tovarishch, I'll be more diligent from now on.
* Ballistol has a long and honored history. It was the black powder cartridge shooters who clued me in to it's goodness.
Catching Up Before REALLY Catching Up!
Or something like that...the trip to Israel to spend some quality time at IWI left me pretty far behind the eight-ball, but principal filming for SHOOTING GA...