Thread: Gun Cleaning
View Single Post
Old July 20, 1999, 05:46 PM   #2
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 24,160
To clean a rifle barrel that can't be cleaned from the breech, just clean with a brush and patch normally. You may want to buy a little gadget that acts as a bore protector so the cleaning rod doesn't rub the bore at the muzzle. Some people prefer a fiber glass rod for this reason. Actually, unless you do a lot of cleaning, it probably does not make much difference.

You should only "field strip" the rifle enough to clean it. You can clean trigger groups and the like with a spray cleaner without taking them apart. Clean the bolt face and the extractor with an old toothbrush or copper or brass brush if there is a lot of powder fouling.

Taking a rifle fully apart is not necessary unless something needs repair. The biggest problem in doing so is the little spring you heard hit somewhere in the corner but can't find.

James K is offline  
Page generated in 0.03338 seconds with 7 queries