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Originally posted by englishman_ca englishman_ca wrote:

Good job.

Another bonus from boiling parts to clean them up is that any red rust on them will turn black.

That's the other reason I boil them, it's the easiest way to deal with active rust on there.
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great project, happy to read this thread.

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Hi Bear

they came up nice after boiling the parts. Are you going to oil black them ?
I do this with almost all of the parts other than bolt, barrel & receiver.
Makes them all consistent in colour.
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No, I don't plan to do oil blackening. I've never tried it before. I know how to do it, just have never actually done it myself.
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I use a 50/50 acid bath with citric and tartaric acid to clean all the smaller parts, then heat up till glowing a bit orange then drop into boiled linseed oil.
works a treat. the used BLO is good for oiling stock afterwards.
Since you have that batch of 410's be a good project to try the blackening on one. Word of advice though, do it outside. the hot oil smell will linger and nothing is worth a grumpy wife complaining about our hobbies !!

Must Say enjoying watch how you go with those 410's.
I'm desperately in need of a new project myself during lock-down and a bit in envy.
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Now that I am slowed down a bit with a hernia I have more time to do lighter duty, so it has been back to the LSA. I cleaned up a bunch more parts last night. I am very pleased with how they are turning out. And yes, this musket did come with a modified Mk I nosecap.









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Your cleaning method is certainly doing the job.

Great work.
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Thanks! The biggest issue with this cleaning routine is it takes so much time. I have a lot of that at the moment though.
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I’m impressed how well the boiling works Bear.  Does it look like that coming out of the water?  Wipe with oil after?  
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Oh no, it looks terrible coming out of the water. Those pics of the dirty parts is after boiling but sitting with the oil and steel wool makes the crud vanish and you get that result.
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OK, now I get it!  Very good result!

I’ve used an Ultrasonic cleaner, I turn up the heat on it and comes out really clean.  Then wipe down with oiled cloth.  
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Originally posted by britrifles britrifles wrote:

OK, now I get it!  Very good result!

I’ve used an Ultrasonic cleaner, I turn up the heat on it and comes out really clean.  Then wipe down with oiled cloth.  

How big is your Ultrasonic cleaner? I am looking for one that can take a barrel assembly.
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Not that large, about 12 x 8 inches. 

I removed the barrel on my LB Mk 1/2 so I could clean the receiver in the UT cleaner, and then blue it.  Would have been a pain if it still had the barrel attached.  It’s incredible how much crud came off.  


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Is there another way to clean a barreled receiver electrically?
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You could probably immerse the receiver in a UT cleaner and just have the barrel sticking out one end.  The barrel is easy to clean in the normal manner, it’s the receiver with all its edges, corners, nooks and crannies that is hard to clean.  
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