Thank you all for all of the replies and recommendations! to answer a few, no, I don’t at present have any specific questions. I am starting to collect mil surps and am generally starting with WWII era rifles. I want to be able to disassemble and clean them as well as perhaps do general maintenance and minor repair as I go. Of course, reassembling them afterwards wouldn’t be bad either. This in addition to maintaining my modern rifles and pistols. I guess my main focus is in disassembling various WWII era rifles to maintain them in accordance with the methods used and espoused by Mark Novak (for those that know his work). Converting rust and other work needed to preserve these historical items is my main interest.
I love C&Rsenal and support them on Patreon, but alas it will be a while before he gets to WWII era guns (except those that were used in both wars of course). Also love Forgotten Weapons, Paul Harrell and a few others and I support those that I can on a limited disability income.
I have nothing against AK folks, but those are out of my current collecting range as I am focusing on WWII for now.
Did I cover everything? Oh, I don’t need to see any Ron Jeremy style performers either. I’ll stick with thoughts of Lynda Carter. She’ll always be Wonder Woman IMO Glad to answer any other questions that might help.