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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by krkruse, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. krkruse

    krkruse Salem area Active Member

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    So I bought a gun (Super Blackhawk) from a member here (no names)
    and its sweet and all. Except for one problem... It smells awful of cat urine, as in it seems as if it was soaked in it for an extended duration.

    Right I know should of looked at it more toughly, well I didnt. I did not notice the smell till I got home and started cycling the action a bit.. After completely disassembling it its clear that the urine was everywhere..

    I thought about a ultra sonic parts cleaner but I dont have access to one.


    QUESTION: How do I get rid of the odor?

    QUESTION2: any one want to buy a gun?:rolleyes:


    Any help?
     
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  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    after chuckling a bit, I suppose the only way is to completely disassemble it. clean it. toss the grips and get new ones. Should take care of the smell, the metal is non porous.

    how much?
     
  3. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    is that the pistol that had the plastic case with the eagle on it? perhaps the cat was peeing on the case? seems like people with cats grow imune to the smell. not intended to offend anybody.
     
  4. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Windex, Carb and Choke Cleaner, Gun Degreaser, pick your poison. After you spray it down with any of the aforementioned cleaners, clean it thoroughly like you picked it out of the dirt and shot it on the range and you should be fine.

    Probably just mold from storage.
     
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  5. krkruse

    krkruse Salem area Active Member

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    Nope.. The metal is for sure odoriferous. But the grips are gone.
    I know I should clean it, but with what?
     
  6. dustinm

    dustinm The BEAVER State Member

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    Check out on youtube Hornadys sonic cleaner. You might have to take the gun apart a bit, but this thing gets stuff CLEAN. I know Oak Harbor Freight sells a cheaper model. I'd start with that as well as the fore mentioned grip change.
     
  7. krkruse

    krkruse Salem area Active Member

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    Ill try that when I get home..
     
  8. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    I once picked up a 1970s LC metal buckled army belt for one of my collections' set ups...it had the cat piss smell...i put it in a small tub with half a cup of the Arm-Hammer baking soda in there...and warm water...4 days later no more smell! might work for you?
     
  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    A solvent bath should take care of it.
     
  10. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    Charcoal briquets. Put it in a bag or tupperware with some charcoal and let sit for a few days. I've used this trick for dead animals in cars and once when a package of fish was left in the trunk of a Cadillac!
     
  11. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    tomato juice
     
  12. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Give me the gun and let my dogs pee on it. No more cat stink.
     
  13. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Simple Green or go to the local Pet Smart?CO ? and ask them about cat urine.

    Anything you soak the gun in is less toxic than cat urine

    Soak it for days or months. or soak it in mouth wash and sell it?
     
  14. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    Two words.....Nature's Miracle. You can get it at any pet store worth a damn. I should have bought stock in this company years ago. Soak it for a few minutes, brush it off and then rinse with water and chase that with decent light solvent like WD40 (WD= water displacement). Then re-lube the gun in the right places with the correct lubes.
     
  15. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Try soaking it in vinegar for a bit. Or running it through the dishwasher. Baking soda soak should work as well.

    Sent from my HTC HD2 using Tapatalk
     
  16. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    Ask the seller (the guy who gave you positive feedback most recently....no need to give names when your profile has it on it) how the urine came to find itself on the gun and ask if he had done anything to clean it in the past. Should give you an idea of just how much scrubbing and soaking you have ahead of you.
     
  17. rolandson

    rolandson Oregon Active Member

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    Take it apart, wash it in soapy water, use some canned air to blow it off, rinse it with 90% rubbing alcohol and let it dry (to remove / displace the remaining water), oil it, put it back together. should be fine... sterile too.
     
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  18. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    heehee,thats funny.meeeeoowwww!
     
  19. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    The high society woman was standing next to a bum and could stand it no longer when she said "Sir you smell" The bum replied "Ma'am, I stink, you smell"

    jj
     
  20. bnz43

    bnz43 eugene Active Member

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    the stuff is called kids and pets. look it up , it is the way to go.