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Old 12-27-2010, 03:50 AM
 
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Now, where have I heard THAT before?
My apologies for echoing your post.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:04 AM
 
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You guys all know you have to do maintenance/repairs/cleaning and upkeep on firearms. Especially the ones you TRUST YOUR LIFE to. I have those little clear plastic fishing tackle boxes with dividers from WAL-MART full of replacement parts sitting at home. AR-15, GLOCK, SIG, Beretta, AK-47 etc. I buy parts all the time when someone has a special or a sale. Sometimes at gun shows that's all I buy. If that gun goes down you can USE another or repair that one. Yet another reason to have more than just #1. I've had guns down for a month or more waiting on a back ordered part. I've also had friends come over in a panic in the middle of the night to buy a part off me. They have a match the next day, going shooting, hunting or whatever. They need that part ASAP. I already have one in the little tackle boxes!

You may or may not be surprised at the number of people who don't understand this. OR they claim they have the cleanest and best maintained firearm ever and you take a good look and think to yourself that this firearm has never seen a cleaning pad or bore brush.

(I won't bust your chops about walmart )
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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You may or may not be surprised at the number of people who don't understand this. OR they claim they have the cleanest and best maintained firearm ever and you take a good look and think to yourself that this firearm has never seen a cleaning pad or bore brush.

(I won't bust your chops about walmart )
I already know what you are going to say. It is true. They sell special models that are made specifically for them. The wood might not quite be as nice, maybe a nearly invisible second etc.! That's how they sell so cheap! As for the dirty firearms go......... yeah, I know what you mean. Their idea of cleaning and mine is two totally different things. I completely field strip and clean after every firing. That is the same for 20 rounds or 500 rounds. After about 3000-5000 I detail strip it. That means totally taken down. Every single part out and just a bare frame or receiver. It's the only way to get all the gunk, powder residue and whatnot completely out. Gun Scrubber (safe for synthetics) works great in both the field strip and detail strip cleanings. It degreases the weapon and flushes all the crud out. You must not forget to re-lubricate and re-oil after though. DON'T FORGET IT!!!
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Amazon.com: Gun Scrubber® Synthetic Safe Cleaner
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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A 1911 should be detailed stripped after about every 1,500-3000 rounds. Especially if you are shooting lead semi-wadcutter reloads.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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Every so often I get a cusomer that complains the gun used to be accurate, and swears it's clean. LOL the mung and metals I get would fill a table spoon.

I don't allow anyone to watch anymore. The last guy swore I was gonna wear out his bore with a bronze brush. Maybe that was possible when barrels were made of real wrought iron, but I haven't seen a barrel hammer lap welded and still be in use in my life.

If there are any, they would have to made by someone like Wallace Gustler or Hershal House. That is well above my present skills sets.
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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Every so often I get a cusomer that complains the gun used to be accurate, and swears it's clean. LOL the mung and metals I get would fill a table spoon.

I don't allow anyone to watch anymore. The last guy swore I was gonna wear out his bore with a bronze brush. Maybe that was possible when barrels were made of real wrought iron, but I haven't seen a barrel hammer lap welded and still be in use in my life.

If there are any, they would have to made by someone like Wallace Gustler or Hershal House. That is well above my present skills sets.
Get it as clean as you can get it Mac. You think she is shiny. Then use this. MORE CRAP COMES OUT!
Bore Cleaners - Gun Bore Cleaning and Conditioning Shooter's Choice (http://www.shooters-choice.com/mc7.html - broken link)
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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BTW, Gander Mountain, Dick's Sporting Goods and gun shops all sell it!
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Next time I get out with any money not already spent, and I'll look into that stuff. I got a zillion cleaners that eat copper for breakfast though. I don't go shopping often, and any good gun store, or any store for that matter is a ways away. I go out more in summer time than I do in winter too.
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:12 PM
 
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I already know what you are going to say. It is true. They sell special models that are made specifically for them. The wood might not quite be as nice, maybe a nearly invisible second etc.! That's how they sell so cheap! As for the dirty firearms go......... yeah, I know what you mean. Their idea of cleaning and mine is two totally different things. I completely field strip and clean after every firing. That is the same for 20 rounds or 500 rounds. After about 3000-5000 I detail strip it. That means totally taken down. Every single part out and just a bare frame or receiver. It's the only way to get all the gunk, powder residue and whatnot completely out. Gun Scrubber (safe for synthetics) works great in both the field strip and detail strip cleanings. It degreases the weapon and flushes all the crud out. You must not forget to re-lubricate and re-oil after though. DON'T FORGET IT!!!
Better look at those Buck and Gerber knives at WAL-MART closely as well. Some are stamped U.S.A. and some are China!
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