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what to clean 1100 with

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by musky, May 11, 2013.

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  1. musky

    musky TS Member

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    My dad and i bought two standard weight 1100 20 guages and if you go buy the outside looks they are great. Well after we took them apart they are so filthy i can not see how they still fire. I was wondering if you can use engine solvent without hurting the bluing and if it does what do you recommend using to clean them. Thanks for the help. Larry.
     
  2. Oregunner

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    Take all the wood off, and use spray on brake cleaner (get from the auto section). It will take all the gunk off. Blow it out with compressed air, then spray with Remoil and spray off again. Mark
     
  3. Jawhawker

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    My way is the old way. Solvent and 0000 steel wool on magazine tubes and gas rings. Solvent or break cleaner in the receiver.
     
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    Back in the day when I was goose hunting and would return with muddy guns I would remove the two pins, pull the trigger and bolt and wash it in the sink with very hot water, dry & oil.
     
  5. superxjeff

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    I used brake cleaner for years and it works "OK". What really works good is gun scrubber. There is a reason it cost 4 dollars a can more then Carb or Brake cleaner.

    It works 3x as good! I just spend the money now and do not look back. A can of gun scrubber will clean two FILTHY guns or 4 guns that just need cleaned.

    I have taken them apart and scrubbed with warm soapy water as well. I am with the pheasantmaster on the magazine tube and the gas seal rings. Solvent and steel wool. Don't be afraid to scrub that magazine tube with fine steel wool. That is key to keeping them running.Jeff
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've always wondered if brake cleaner being used in firearms, particularly in the chamber, barrel and gas system, produces phosgene gas like welding does when the metal has been cleaned with brake cleaner? For this reason, I use Gun Scrubber now on firearms, not brake cleaner.

    For those wondering what I'm talking about, click the link.
     
  7. Zoom.Golly

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    Whatever you do, DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT, put your fingers inside the receiver. Do not even put them in with paper towels or a rag wrapped around them. If you need to clean the inside of the receiver, wrap the paper towels or rags around a screwdriver to grasp them with needle nose pliers.

    DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT, put your fingers inside the receiver!
     
  8. bigbore613

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    What Sam is saying is that the rails the bolt runs on of the reciever on a well shot 1100 develop razorblade edges and will open your fingertips to the bone!!! Jeff
     
  9. Brian in Oregon

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    The old ones developed it. The new ones are machined that way.
     
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    Sam is right! Been there done that. It only takes one time to learn the lesson.

    Ken
     
  11. Big Al 29

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    Ballistol cleans everything. Metal and wood.

    Plus its non toxic.

    BUT... it will work better than any of the voodoo methods above for sure.
     
  12. musky

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    Thank you for all the great suggestions. To late on the fingers inside receiver. Like they said as sharp as a razor. Thanks from Larry.
     
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