This is gonna take some ‘splainin’ for the non-gun/non-Mosin crowd.

If you know people who shoot, you will eventually run into folks who own, and love, the Mosin Nagant Rifle. They’re fucking everywhere, cheap as a sneeze, and incredibly durable shoulder-cannons. We have two in our house, both purchased for $100. (Mine’s a 1938 Tula, for the Mosin folks, in damned good condition – the other is an Izhevsk.) We also picked up a can of Ukranian milsurp back when we bought them, and that 440 rounds is going to take YEARS to burn off.

I’ll talk more about these in the next few days.

Here’s a query for the shooters: What’s your cleaning solvent/lube of choice? I was a Hoppe’s dude for ages, and still use it from time to time. Then I discovered Rusty Duck for my shotguns, and Break Free CLP not long after that (tip o’the hat to my Uncle). All three work well and have various pros and cons – I honestly like CLP’s ability to pretty much dissolve caked-on crud with minimal effort. What do you use, and why?

This dude is a madman.