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Released from my storage cosmoline soaked AK mags.

Article about: These have been stored for many years. I would say since the 60's so it takes a bit to get off. In my case for these, it was close to dry and crusty. You can use mineral spirts, diesel fuel

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    Default Released from my storage cosmoline soaked AK mags.

    These have been stored for many years. I would say since the 60's so it takes a bit to get off.
    In my case for these, it was close to dry and crusty.

    You can use mineral spirts, diesel fuel ,karosene, and other petro forms to pre soak such as I did.
    I brushed off excess, then Poured boiling soapy water in a container with them in it.
    Fumes were never inside the house.
    Did a repeat of this twice and it worked great. Re-oiled mags and springs and back to 100%, and full.

    Springs was removed during this process and third Mag was in the soak before I thought to take pics.

    Eric



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    Eric

    Cleaned-up nicely! Are those hi-cap mags? Sorry, couldn't resist. Do you have something to attach those to? Although fuel is dangerous to inhale, if briefly brushed across the olfactory system, it's rather pleasant.

    Green

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    Yes they did clen up nice.
    It was all done out side in a safe environment
    And I can neither confirm or deny its mate

    Eric


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    Quote by Eric Zentner View Post
    Yes they did clen up nice.
    It was all done out side in a safe environment
    And I can neither confirm or deny its mate

    Eric


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    Roger that! Looks good.

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    Default Re: Released from my storage cosmoline soaked AK mags.

    Five more post and you brake the 1000 mark bro..you can do it tonight....
    Go Green!!!

    Eric
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    Quote by Eric Zentner View Post
    Five more post and you brake the 1000 mark bro..you can do it tonight....
    Go Green!!!

    Eric
    Must be tired, I'm posting. The first post was difficult, 1000th is like a 40th b-day, goes by and doesn't get much notice.

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    Quote by Greenhorn View Post
    Must be tired, I'm posting. The first post was difficult, 1000th is like a 40th b-day, goes by and doesn't get much notice.
    You have done a great Job here and congrats on your early 1000.!!!!!!!!
    Glad to have you with us bro.

    Eric
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    a couple of them look like the early Chinese type 56 magazines, the early models from China had the rib on the back like the Soviet model

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