Mag maintenance?


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nomadboi
July 19, 2005, 06:27 PM
Okay, we've all seen plenty on pros, cons, and ways to clean our guns... what about magazines? Any kind of regular maintenance you guys do on those? Just a quick spray of rem-oil every now and again?

Also wondering if leaving the same magazine loaded for long periods of time will weaken the springs or cause any other problems.

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Tory
July 19, 2005, 06:40 PM
At least not INSIDE the mag; it will hold all the crud and cause the follower to bind. As most followers are plastic of some sort, oil is useless anyway.

I take mine down often (LOVE the Dawson basepads - a cinch to remove) and pull a soft cloth through them to remove the powder fouling, dust from being dropped on stages, etc. Many shooters carry a special brush and clean between stages.

I also like Jubilee Kitchen Wax, a thick liquid. A little on a soft cloth spread lightly and evenly, then pull an old t-shirt, piece of flannel, etc. through to remove all excess and repeat until there is only a smooth, hard finish. It does not attract dust and plastic followers love it. ;)

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