Hello NW, I recently got to take my Mosin-Nagant shooting, and I used mostly corrosive ammunition. I've read a lot of different methods on cleaning a Mosin, and I'm really just looking to boil them down into a simple step-by-step. According to the forums, hot water or ammonia dissolves the salts from the primer. But after that, most sites simply say 'and then clean as normal.' Which would be great, but I'm a brand new shooter, what's normal? I have a Hoppes #9 kit. Bore brush, bore cleaner, gun lubricant and a ton of patches. Is there a difference between gun lubricant and gun oil? I'm basically asking for help on the correct procedure for cleaning a Mosin. I'm scared to death of ruining this 90+ year old gun with my inexperience. I'm a history buff and gun-nut to boot, I don't think I could forgive myself if I destroyed a piece of my own history(I'm half Russkie). Any help is appreciated, Cheers all, Drame22 EDIT: I should note that though this is my first Mosin, I also have a Type 53(I haven't shot yet) and I'm planning on getting many many more. So a simple step-by-step to save time would be lovely.