Remove Cosmoline with a Solar Oven
There is no way in the world that my wife will let me heat up a stinky, old surplus rifle in her oven, to remove cosmoline. This has forced me to reach into my prepper bag o' tricks to come up with another solution Today I decided to try to use solar oven technology to remove cosmoline from C&R Firearms.
Typically it's best to take off the wood and warm it separately, but I wanted to do it all at once to test this process out. Once you have the cosmo running off the firearm, you'll need to take it out and wipe it, then let it cook some more. Repeat this process as required.
Be careful handling your firearm, it will be very very hot when it comes out of the solar oven.
When you think you have all the cosmoline out, you'll need to fully disassemble the firearm and use a good gun cleaning kit to finish the thorough cleaning.
Once you get done, you may not have a pretty gun, but you should have a fully functional firearm.
Remove Cosmoline with a Solar Oven in the great outdoors, saving energy and keeping the mess and smell outdoors.