Shoot a box or 2 of black powder loaded ammo through it and clean it with Moose Milk (a homemade BP cleaner made with equal parts Rubbing Alcohol, Murphy's Oil soap and hydrogen peroxide).:D
Not even cigarette smoke can survive that! And you get to run off the mosquitoes on the range, too.:p
Seriously, nothing on the gun is porous enough to hold an odor. Give it a good bath in your favorite gun oil (pull the grips and hit the grip frame as well) and that should take care of any residue.
06-26-2019, 10:58 AM
lee n. field
Originally Posted by Don35745
So I had recently had my model 82 refinished at my local gunsmith. The gentleman did a great job with it. It couldn't have been done better. The only issue I had is when I picked it up and when I got home. The whole shop was filled with cigarette smoke. The case I brought it in had foam inserts that were completely destroyed. I believe the rest of the firearm smells like this too. What could I do to get rid of the smell? Can steel smell like cigarette smoke ?
Grips might be a problem, esp. something fiberous like wood. A good deep cleaning on the rest of the gun should take care of the smell.
06-26-2019, 03:19 PM
I would start by just clean as normal after shooting. I don't think metal would smell. Unless gun is a lot of plastic.
06-26-2019, 04:29 PM
Originally Posted by Smokewagon
I think I'd shoot 50-100 rounds in it, then clean as usual. That outta do it.
+1 on shooting and cleaning your pistol. I would try a quick hand wash with the foam if it is removable from your case but I would also take great care that the foam was 100% completely dry before reassembling for storage.
06-28-2019, 10:44 PM
It is rather unprofessional to have ruined your pistol case, and not replaced it.