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Does the barrel still have the bayonet lugs? Meaning, is it still full length?
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Thanks guys for all the help. At first I thought I purchased 350.00 worth of cosmoline!!! lol. I am starting to realize there is a gun under it lol. Having a time getting this gun cleaned up!!!!! Nothing seems to be cutting the cosmoline and grim off. Was afraid I wasted the money but I am getting her clean slowly. 
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yes it still has the lugs
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im not recommending it but the military unofficially used gasoline to cut that preservative in WWII , i might try kerosene first with its lower flash point - yes im old and yes i used a lot of petrol to clean things over my lifetime , a great deal of care has always been involved in my cleaning procedures , safety first and foremost ,  
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Originally posted by Marksman Marksman wrote:

Thanks guys for all the help. At first I thought I purchased 350.00 worth of cosmoline!!! lol. I am starting to realize there is a gun under it lol. Having a time getting this gun cleaned up!!!!! Nothing seems to be cutting the cosmoline and grim off. Was afraid I wasted the money but I am getting her clean slowly. 


I bought a barrelled action that had been put in storage after FR in '46. It was literally a solid block of solidified cosmoline with almost no 'gun-shape'.

A slow but sure and safe way that I used is water.

Stand it muzzle down in a bucket and slowly pour/trickle boiling water over it.
Remove and wipe down with paper towels.
Replace in bucket, slowly pour boiling water...……………….
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat

You will eventually get there.

Even the real 'welded on lumps' will soften and shift.after enough dousing.




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Denatured alcohol (Yellow Heet) & those reusable cloths called (among other things) J-Cloths. dispose of when filthy & grab another.
https://www.barnitts.co.uk/images/shop/more/500x375_1242910217JCLOTH01L.jpg

Be warned! this will clean without harming, BUT the metal will be completely bare & unprotected afterwards. You MUST re-oil to prevent rust.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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thanks for the tip. I have had it baking in my car in a trash bag.  The stock is what I am having the most issues with. Mineral spirits isn't cutting it as much as I would like.  
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The way i do it is, i made a tray big enough to fit the action partialy fill with absorball ( kitty litter for the garage floor), place action in tray cover with more absorball and heat not too hot, i use the wood stove in the shop, after a couple hours its pretty much done.
It'll also work with the wood bits, but you have to baby sit sit it and make sure it dont get too hot.
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Originally posted by Marksman Marksman wrote:

thanks for the tip. I have had it baking in my car in a trash bag.  The stock is what I am having the most issues with. Mineral spirits isn't cutting it as much as I would like.  

If you wrap it in paper towels, tightly wrapped INSIDE the garbage bag on the top of the dash of a "Dustbuster" mini van it helps. You kinda squish the towels into the stock while its still inside the trash bag.
The problem is its saturated deep down inside, you have to bring it to the surface, extract it & then wait till the next lot to surface then do it again.
I call my no1 MkIII (among other things) "the La Brea special".

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Nice to see the mag matches.  Do the rest if the numbers match?

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yes all the numbers match
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Ok this has nothing to do with my Enfield I am working on but I just came into possession of this riffle and it had a scope on it that I am pretty sure didn't belong.  When I took it off to clean the gun I saw these screw holes and gasping and wondering why anyone would do this,.....I am trying to figure out the best way to fix it. Can anyone give me suggestions? I dont want to screw it up.  No punt intended. 
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