Look at the ingredients in Hoppes #9. Guess what the major ingredient is. YEP, you guessed correctly. KEROSENEI would not use Kerosene. It is flammable an should not be used on a firearm. Gun scrubber is about as good as you are going to get to really clean the assembly. You need to lubricate it afterwards as Gun scrubber will remove all the oil on the item you clean with it. There are other chemicals you could use to clean but you have to be careful not to damage the metal bluing or stock finish when using them. My opinion. Regards, Bob
flashmax, you cannot get Hoppes #9 to burn, I just tried it. Whatever is combined in their formula prevents this from happening. You can soak your firearm in kerosene if you want, I just do not recommend anyone cleaning a firearm with anything flammable. Under the right circumstances you could damage your firearm. Regards, BobLook at the ingredients in Hoppes #9. Guess what the major ingredient is. YEP, you guessed correctly. KEROSENE
Use Dawn soap also water as hot as your hands can stand. Shake dry, wipe dry, air dry 30 minutes, lube Rem Oil.Clean trigger group with hot tap water & a toothbrush. Allow to dry. Finis.