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Cleaning receiver internals

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Doughboy, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Doughboy

    Doughboy Member

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    Shooters,

    How often do you take your stock off the receiver for cleaning?

    How far do you remove parts and what do you focus on?

    What is you cleaner of choice?


    Thanks for your input,
    Kurt
     
  2. bigben

    bigben Active Member

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    Good question Kurt, the major gun manufacturers use ordorless mineral spirits, it's a great cleaner amd cheap, a gallon is approx nine dollars, soak the receiver in it, a soft china bristle brush is good, blow out with some compressed air good to go. a light film of oil, again compressed air, blow out, and replace stock, frequency of cleaning is dictated by the powders you use, many shooters think that the debris left in your barrel is no importance wrong! that should tell the owner that the same mess is being blown back into the receiver the same crap is migrated back into the receiver, springs, sears, firing pins etc. are coated with this unburnt powder abrasive, some shotguns are more prone than others due to cocking rod designs etc I have cleaned a good many guns with their owners and they are amazed at the unburnt red and green dots clinging to the inner parts of the receiver. This same buildup will coat the firing pin holes and firing pin and left unattended will result in misfires. A general frequency would be approx 5000 rounds etc. incinerate em!
     
  3. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Interesting question

    One of those sonic case cleaners such as the hornady or lyman will clean every nook and cranny with no work on your part except putting the receiver fully assembled into the solution and turning it on

    Then- when done- let it dry-

    Spray Rem oil all over it- let it get back in all the nooks and crannies

    Wait a couple of mins and blot the excess off with a towell

    You are done

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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