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    Thanks for posting this JeepFan. I ordered one today from Midway. Suppose to arrive on the 13th.
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    I received my Model 90 kit yesterday from Midway. I got it earlier than Midway told me. It is numbers matching and dated 1992. But there is rust on most of the metal parts. It is like it was not cleaned in awhile before being cut up. The forward grip and sling have mold on them. I don't know how well the rust will clean up. I wiped some off with my finger but it is pitted. Really disappointed. My Russian kit does not have rust like this.

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    I guess I was a bit luckier than you with my Apex kit. They should all be from the same batch I assume.
    It does have rust, but not as bad.

    I plan on soaking all metal pieces in diesel for 24-48 hrs and try to clean them as much as possible.
    Before I get to that point I'll just apply a thin layer of grease on them and hope one day soon I'll get to cleaning everything out nicely.


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    You can see the upper handguard cracked as expected in the pictures above.
    I took the leather sling off since that one had more rust than anything else so it can stay away from the folding stock.


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    A few more

    The idiots cut through the cleaning rod probably when they demilled the rifle. The threads are gone. They probably forgot to take it out first.

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    Last batch

    The leather sling is pretty stiff. I can't really see any mold on it only some dust/dirt.

    Is there a way to recondition the leather sling?

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    Overall yours looks nicer than mine. Looks like you have some pitting on the outside of your dust cover. At least my cleaning rod is intact. I will wipe mine down with a Remoil cloth to try to remove the rust. I might soak some things in Hoppes. I bought a Star from Sarco that had rusted mags and I soaked those in Hoppes. Cleaned up the rust. Can't really do anything about pitting. Some of my small parts do not have rust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixy2k View Post
    Last batch

    The leather sling is pretty stiff. I can't really see any mold on it only some dust/dirt.

    Is there a way to recondition the leather sling?

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    Maybe some saddle soap for the sling. My stock looks to have less rust. But the rear trunnion part on mine where the stock attaches has more rust than yours.
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    Get some (real) neatsfoot oil and that will fix your sling right up. It will turn it slightly darker for a while but eventually it will lighten back up again. I use lathered up saddle soap to clean the leather first, then apply a generous amount of the neatsfoot oil.
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    I cleaned up the smaller parts as much as I could (trunnions, RSB, safety selector). There was a lot of crud on everything.

    The rivets are still in the trunnions. The trunnions are pristine in my view. No rust at all. Just a little inside the gas block. Very little. Bolt and bolt carrier (except for the face of the piston) are impeccable too.
    All the pins are present, so are the springs.

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    I was hoping you guys would get some good kits. I'd be a little disappointed with that condition too 43m1garand. Maybe they are getting to the last of them, especially at these prices. It should still build up to a decent rifle though.

    Mine did have some light surface rust but no pitting. Also after another look one of mine had a mismatched dust cover and some mold on the inside of the lower handguard.

    Not knowing when I would get to building on these I figured I would break the crust on them and stop any of the rust from getting worse. Everything was cleaned with hot water an dish soap then into a new bag with a light coat of oil. The stock set got a wipe down then out in the what little sun we have this time of year.

    I have not finished the slings yet. As long as they are not cracked, torn, or too dried out they should make for a nice bfpu sling. I like to use Lexol to clean leather. Just go by the directions and let it hang until it is dry. Then I apply a few light coats of leather cream. This has worked on a variety of leather gear for me from old surplus to horse tack.

    I use this type of Lexol, and have no experience with their other kits or products.
    https://www.lexol.com/product/leathe...leaner-1-liter

    Here is the leather cream I use, it also works well on wood,
    https://skidmores.com/product-category/leather/

    I don't know that I would gamble on these again. The front and rear facing dong kits I got from AOA were overall in much better shape but a little more money. Still it was a variant I didn't have and who knows what the future of kits may be.
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    Classic Firearms still has brand new Md.90 kits for sale at $380, but they are Dongless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeepFan View Post
    I was hoping you guys would get some good kits. I'd be a little disappointed with that condition too 43m1garand. Maybe they are getting to the last of them, especially at these prices. It should still build up to a decent rifle though.

    Mine did have some light surface rust but no pitting. Also after another look one of mine had a mismatched dust cover and some mold on the inside of the lower handguard.

    Not knowing when I would get to building on these I figured I would break the crust on them and stop any of the rust from getting worse. Everything was cleaned with hot water an dish soap then into a new bag with a light coat of oil. The stock set got a wipe down then out in the what little sun we have this time of year.

    I have not finished the slings yet. As long as they are not cracked, torn, or too dried out they should make for a nice bfpu sling. I like to use Lexol to clean leather. Just go by the directions and let it hang until it is dry. Then I apply a few light coats of leather cream. This has worked on a variety of leather gear for me from old surplus to horse tack.

    I use this type of Lexol, and have no experience with their other kits or products.
    https://www.lexol.com/product/leathe...leaner-1-liter

    Here is the leather cream I use, it also works well on wood,
    https://skidmores.com/product-category/leather/

    I don't know that I would gamble on these again. The front and rear facing dong kits I got from AOA were overall in much better shape but a little more money. Still it was a variant I didn't have and who knows what the future of kits may be.
    Midway had two listing for these kits. I did not see a difference except the price, one was a little higher. Then there were different grades in each listing. I bought the one you provided a link to and got the grade 2 kit. I will work on removing the rust and see how it looks. Then I will decide if to leave it alone or have it refinished. I am hoping it will be fine once I get rid of the rust and not need refinished.
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    Anybody have recommendations on barrels and receivers for these kits?
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