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I'm watching The Pacific on tv and doing a major cleaning of a lot of my firearms. Some haven't been shot in a year or have had just a few rounds fired and I don't do a total clean for a couple rounds. More important is I'm oiling them again and inspecting for rust. So far all look great.
 

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All you need now is a brew, but I know you don't drink.
Relaxing, isn't it..... :D
 

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I just finished cleaning a couple of my guns after visiting the range today. Feels good to have clean guns and to have ammo that shoots clean as well. :)
 

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sounds fun! i like the zen of cleaning. no rust problems down here though.
If I know I won't be shooting a certain gun for awhile I put a lot of oil on it. So much that before shooting it I have to swipe some of and run a patch down the barrel.

What I really like about cleaning is I'm cleaning rifles that I'm seeing in the movie, M1, M1 Carbine, 03A4 (converted A3).
 

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I'm watching The Pacific on tv and doing a major cleaning of a lot of my firearms. Some haven't been shot in a year or have had just a few rounds fired and I don't do a total clean for a couple rounds. More important is I'm oiling them again and inspecting for rust. So far all look great.
Very nice. There is something about it that is recharging isn't it. I agree with James on the brew though it just makes it that much better ;).

When my firearms are already cleaned and oiled and I get the itch to do it again I'll take the barrels out and use never dull wadding cloth detailing them inside and out.
 

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It's hard to imagine a better way to spend an evening.

In a related way I bought a used 4" GP100 from a pawn shop this week that was 4 years old and looked pretty grungy. My favorite LGS will put gun parts into their ultrasonic cleaner so I disassembled this one before even bringing it home and had everything put in the ultrasonic except the Hogue grip. Wow - what a difference! The UC strips all the oil though so everything needs a good oiling as it goes back together. Looks like a new gun again except for the grip and the front sight, which I was going to replace anyway.

So that was my major cleaning project today.
 

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Very nice. There is something about it that is recharging isn't it. I agree with James on the brew though it just makes it that much better ;).

When my firearms are already cleaned and oiled and I get the itch to do it again I'll take the barrels out and use never dull wadding cloth detailing them inside and out.
I have one rifle I've owned for 47 years. Its like an old friend to me.
 

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I just finished a major cleaning of all of my firearms about a week ago. It took me about 10 days and when I was finished everyone of them was thoroughly cleaned and oiled.
Now, 4 of them (all .22 pistols) need to be cleaned again.
I have 120 rounds through my newly redone 22/45 since yesterday.
 

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I just finished a major cleaning of all of my firearms about a week ago. It took me about 10 days and when I was finished everyone of them was thoroughly cleaned and oiled.
Now, 4 of them (all .22 pistols) need to be cleaned again.
I have 120 rounds through my newly redone 22/45 since yesterday.
Either you are slow or you have a lot of guns. :D
 

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Lotta people can be anal about cleaning their guns that they REALLY detail it down to the last screw. Doesn't hurt it....it is a good thing if you want to sell your guns later on. Knowing someone took REALLY good care of it and is worth the money the buyer is willing to fork out.
 

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Six handguns and two rifles to go.....
 

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Six handguns and two rifles to go.....
I have 5 I've been neglecting a little bit now. I never do this, but the Mark III, 10/22, and SR9, I have been running a, unofficial test on how dirty they will run and I think the SR9 is around 400-500 rounds with no problems so far. Next time I go to the range, hopefully this weekend, I will have a major cleaning day or 2 also
 

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I just finished a major cleaning of all of my firearms about a week ago. It took me about 10 days and when I was finished everyone of them was thoroughly cleaned and oiled.
Now, 4 of them (all .22 pistols) need to be cleaned again.
I have 120 rounds through my newly redone 22/45 since yesterday.
Either you are slow or you have a lot of guns. :D
Now that I reread it, that was sort of a confusing or misleading statement wasn't it. :confused: That could have been read as: For 10 solid days, from first light to darkness fell, I cleaned one after another. My bench was a mass of dirty patches, empty Hoppes solvent bottles were everywhere, my wife was threatening to leave me - but in the end, both guns were clean.:D

I meant to say that over a period of 10 days I cleaned all of my guns. But, I AM sort of slow. I have a total of 19 firearms.
 

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Are you still cleaning majors 303, or have you finished..... :D
 

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Now that I reread it, that was sort of a confusing or misleading statement wasn't it. :confused: That could have been read as: For 10 solid days, from first light to darkness fell, I cleaned one after another. My bench was a mass of dirty patches, empty Hoppes solvent bottles were everywhere, my wife was threatening to leave me - but in the end, both guns were clean.:D

I meant to say that over a period of 10 days I cleaned all of my guns. But, I AM sort of slow. I have a total of 19 firearms.
Thats kind of a nice pace. Its not like we have to set records for how fast we can clean them. :)
 
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