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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: .22 problem
Have a very old Mossberg single shot 22 bolt gun, that an uncle gave me many years ago. It had been my father's rifle, which he bought used in the mid 1930s and gave to one of his brothers, when dad went into the Army in 1941.
It was that Potter uncle's "car gun" from the 40s until the late 70s, when he gave it to me. Years of neglect and crud made the action gritty and rough, among other issues. First thing I did upon removing the barreled action, was to remove the bolt, spray the action innards with cleaner and scrub the interior of the action with a short rod and old shotgun bore brush. Repeated "flushings" finally removed all the accumulated crud from action, trigger assembly, bolt, etc.
Also soaked/brushed the bore, which was caked with lead and powder residue. Fortunately, the bore never rusted, is fairly pristine and the clunker is very accurate.
When clean, applied a bit of RemOil to the metal parts and have kept it clean since.
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