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Stock removal // cleaning?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wayneo, Dec 27, 2011.

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  1. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    How often do most of you remove your stocks on O/U's and SBT's for cleaning the inside of the receiver and the trigger group? 5, 10, 20,000 rounds, or just when it starts acting different? It's snowing and I might pull some stocks off today.

    Wayne
     
  2. captin

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    wayneo, I do mine once a year unless there is a problem. Have done it twice but did not see any junk inside.

    I Take off the stock and wash it out with break parts creaner (spray can) takes me a full can then blow it out fire pin holes and all. with air hose then soak it with tri flow let it drip then blow with air hose again then a little greese in a few places and put it back together.

    captin
     
  3. vpr80

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    Always when getting a new gun and once in a while after that. But really not necessary more than once a year unless you shoot a ridiculous amount. I also use Gun Scrubber and it works like a charm.
     
  4. chipking

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    I don't have a set point but usually it works out to about 4 times a year. Just remember not to let it become a ho-hum routine where you just wipe it down and put the stock back on. I did and ended up NOT seeing or NOT noting a hammer spring guide cap that was loosening at least once. I found it the hard way when it finally caused the gun to fail in the middle of a shoot. It really does not take long to give it a good cleaning and look for loose or missing stuff.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  5. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    I do mine a couple times a year but ALWAYS after being exposed to rain/snow or drastic temp changes that may cause excessive moisture buildup. It only takes one screw up to have rust.
     
  6. grunt

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    Watch the air gun when blowing out the inards. I blew a small spring out with too much air presure.
     
  7. gun fitter

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    Wayne when you get it off clean the wood with alcohol. Then when dry take some finish thinned with a bit of mineral spirits and liberally brush all the internal wood inletting after a few minutes wipe all excess off with a towel or paper towels. This will help to protect the wood from the oils and solvents used on our guns. For this I prefer Kem Pac pro custom oil available from Brownells.
    Joe
     
  8. Grizzlyman

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    Once per year clean/inspect works for me. I use CLP in an aerosol can and spray liberally, then blow it out with about 50 lbs of compressed air. Repeat as needed.

    The tip about using a thinned finish for the interior wood is good!
     
  9. Rebel Sympathy

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    Cleaning is something you should never skimp on. Do it at least once every five years - more often if you want to.

    Mike
     
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