Behind Enemy Lines
Just wondering who strips it down completely or just takes shortcuts that wont cost the life of your gun.
I miss my Garand, I bought one when I got out of the Army also the Garand was my basic training rifle. We field stripped it and scrubbed every thing with a toothbrush, soap in very hot water. Dried it, oiled it, DONE!Since I only fire my M1 Garand nowadays, its not that hard to take apart and putting it back together. Even if I fired only 1 clip at the range, I would still disassemble and clean each individual part. I'm really picky on my Garand because I love it.
holy s*** when did you join?I miss my Garand, I bought one when I got out of the Army also the Garand was my basic training rifle. We field stripped it and scrubbed every thing with a toothbrush, soap in very hot water. Dried it, oiled it, DONE!
its not from a can or bottle though....its from a large machine that constantly cycles the stuffPFC it sounds like you are talking about "Simple Green" which is very common in the military. On my AR I have always used carb cleaner if it has been used and abused but for a simple cleaning I would use standard bore cleaner. If it is really bad then it would use carb cleaner, let it set for about 5 min, then spray it all down with Simple Green and then flush with hot water. Dry and lube and you are good to go.
hear ya. Mr. Mossberg is alot tougher (newer) than 65+ year old Mr. Mauser.If it's my 10/22, and I didn't fire it a whole lot, wipedown, rod through the bore and call it good. Shotgun, same thing. Any of my higher end peices get totally cleaned regardless of round count. Cheap insurance. My carry peice gets cleaned every 30 days even if it's not been fired. Just lubing the internals, wiping down the exterior, oiling the bore and inspecting ammo.