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Number 4 Mark 1/2 and 409 cleaner

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My boss inherited a hoard of firearms from a father in law to include a weird one he didn't know what to make of it 😂 he asked "what's an England rifle" so I asked him if he could bring it and he had an FTR number 4 mark 1/2 still in cosmoline. I don't know if he unwrapped a mummy but he said that it was wrapped in greasy butcher paper and he unwrapped it and tossed it out.

Since I got nothing else to do I cleaned it up for him and gave it a BLO finish. It took a few days of sweating before all that Cosmo came out. The rifle came out nice...had bayonet and ammo on stripper clips in bandoliers... Damn...

I really hope when I die someone doesn't inherit my hoard and has no idea what anything is 😂 or tries to trade it in for an iPad or something like that.

His plans? Exact words "I want to shoot the sh*t out of it... Then put it in my cabin for a bear gun or something...do you think I can use that for defence in my cabin?" No joke.... seriously.... That's what he said.

Gave him some history lessons and showed him where the safety was...he literally wrote the ammo type and name of the rifle on a post it note and put it in the stock so the wouldn't forget what it was.... Yeah...

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You are a good friend to help him out---did u use the 409 on the wood, metal or both? Any problems using it?? Always looking for an easier way to clean a filthy milsurp--
Believe I would have tried to get him a WalMart special Savage/Remchester plastic stocked sporter package w/scope and traded for his ole milsurp!
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I agree, if the owner wants a cabin rifle, get him a $350-450 rifle of what ever caliber he wants and do a trade, .308 , 30-30 or 30-06 is cheeper than >303 ammo. Maybe trade off for A Remington 783, Ruger American or a Mossberg Patriot.
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Polock wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:06 pm
You are a good friend to help him out---did u use the 409 on the wood, metal or both? Any problems using it?? Always looking for an easier way to clean a filthy milsurp--
Believe I would have tried to get him a WalMart special Savage/Remchester plastic stocked sporter package w/scope and traded for his ole milsurp!
Hello Polock,
Been a while since I saw your name pop up! I ended up using 409 on the stock, but mainly used hot water on the metal. I put the stock into the sun to warm it up and found that 409 had properties that would do better than say "purple cleaner" I think the ammonia works for me better. I used something different before and nothing really came out or off...even if I brushed it. Once i put the 409 on it the dirt and grime kind of melted right away and a stock that was cleaned with a weaker cleaner started to drip large amounts of brown grime and was able to finally see the grain of the wood. I would definitely recommend it for cleaning wood. The cleaner was a standard home cleaning solution for wood, glass, etc. Hope it helps!
72 usmc wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:02 pm
I agree, if the owner wants a cabin rifle, get him a $350-450 rifle of what ever caliber he wants and do a trade, .308 , 30-30 or 30-06 is cheeper than >303 ammo. Maybe trade off for A Remington 783, Ruger American or a Mossberg Patriot
Polock wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:06 pm
Believe I would have tried to get him a WalMart special Savage/Remchester plastic stocked sporter package w/scope and traded for his ole milsurp!
Get this...he found in the collection a Winchester model 70 lightweight...so he will bring that one by for me to check out...but I am going to see if he is up for a trade. He was absolutely not into milsurps...he just got this collection of stuff and is trying to do something with it.

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