Just got an AK-47, and got myself a nice set of new manufacture Bulgarian mags for it. They just arrived today, and as expected they are coated in grease (cosmoline?) Anyway, I know that people generally strip down such magazines and clean them, but being a new AK owner, I'm at a loss as to what needs to be done in this regard. A quick search of youtube didn't turn up any instructional videos. Any help would be appreciated. Edit: Well, I searched around on Soviet-Steel.com, and found a thread about it. Took their suggestion to boil a large pot of water, disassemble the mags, and drop the parts in for a few minutes. (I actually didn't put the follower or the spring in - those I just wiped down with a paper towel.) Then I washed each boiled part as if it were a dirty dish in my sink (hot water, mild dish soap), and them stuck them in the oven at 170 F for about 5 minutes to dry them. It worked well.