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Old 09-24-2017, 10:11 AM
SA1941 SA1941 is offline
 
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Part of me wants to leave it just like it is. Take it out every so often an look at it nothing more.

Another part of me wants to clean it all up an see how pretty it really is

Then the evil part of me wants to clean it lube it and shoot it
Shoot the SA, maybe the IHC, and FORGET ABOUT SHOOTING THE HRA! Tooo nice a rifle to get shot in my opinion. Good job, you made some nice selections!
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:50 PM
T38Carbine T38Carbine is offline
 
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Talk about good day at the store!! WOW!! You did well!!
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:44 PM
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Never seen a stamped RRAD before.... interesting....good buys.
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:50 AM
Sanlanman Sanlanman is offline
 
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Part of me wants to leave it just like it is. Take it out every so often an look at it nothing more.

Another part of me wants to clean it all up an see how pretty it really is

Then the evil part of me wants to clean it lube it and shoot it
Those are extremely nice looking Garands. Your timing and selections were lotto ticket perfect.

On the HRA, I recommend that you take an empty fuel can and buy a gallon of bulk K1 clear kerosene. Then strip the HRA down and use rags and Q-tips moistened with the kerosene to wipe away the grease/oil/cosmoline from the wood and metal. Unless you get overly aggressive, the kerosene will soften and remove these coating without any adverse affect on the wood or metal. You can get the gun almost back to the "As Issued" look if you take your time.
Obviously, re-lube the rifle when cleaning is complete, and use any CLP or gun oil on the metal that you desire. Dispose of the old cruddy rags in a closed container, since they can be a fire hazard.
Leaving a rifle in the cosmoline is highly over rated.
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