for brand new firearms,is it necessary to clean solvent?


August 9, 2006, 02:13 AM
I just wonder if I have to clean all solvent or lubricate in the barrel,magazine,slide,chamber and feeding path before I am ready to fire?:confused:

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August 9, 2006, 03:03 AM
Follow the manufacturers instructions.

I want to learn about my pistol and how to disassemble and clean it so I do but that is my choice.

August 9, 2006, 03:16 AM
I always clean new guns (unless I buy them at the shop that has an attached range). Its a new gun, how can you not want to at least clean it until you can shoot it?

Taurus 66
August 9, 2006, 03:16 AM
It's a good idea to visually inspect and run a few dry patches down the barrel of any newly purchased gun. If there is any gunk in there, the patches should catch most of it. Keep lubricants away from your firing pin and mechanisms behind it. Lubes combined with the biproducts of gunpowder will gunk up the moving parts over time and will require complete disassembly for a thorough cleaning, as I have already found out the hard way.

August 9, 2006, 04:48 AM
Just curious, do you question whether or not you should take the wrapper off your twinkies before eating them?

August 9, 2006, 07:07 AM
I always clean my new guns before I shoot them. Most of the time they need it. However, when cleaning my XCR, out of the box, it looked like it was properly lubed and ready to go. I cleaned it anyway.

August 9, 2006, 09:26 AM
I clean any (whether factory new or just new-to-me) firearms before the first range trip. Couple of reasons for this...

I want to know how to takedown and reassemble the gun.

Look for any leftover gunk/grease/manufacturing chips/flakes/lubes

August 9, 2006, 11:15 AM
Yes. New firearms come with a rust inhibitor on them. It needs to be cleaned off.

1 old 0311
August 9, 2006, 02:19 PM
Clean them.

August 9, 2006, 02:43 PM
reguardless of where it comes from new used gift found in the woods cause its my lucky day I take them clean them and closly inspect them for their own reasons.

New guns because its a bonding experience :neener: but seriously on a new gun it is a good idea to learn the gun and also with new guns they can sometimes have crap left over from manufacturing in the tight spaces and such.

Old guns because they can often have dirt and grime in various places and also to inspect for any broken parts or something that looks out of place.

pete f
August 9, 2006, 03:40 PM
I read the directions if they are new, sometimes they come with special lube for the first few rounds as a break in stuff...I know i have read that in one of my manuals but for the life of me can not remember where. Maybe the new FN's but not sure.

Otherwise, I always clean and field strip all weapons before firing. making sure they are assembled right and not clogged up or filled with cosmoline.

August 9, 2006, 09:09 PM
Of course you clean a new gun. You dry fire it, you hold it and test the grip and balance and check to see if it fits any of your old holsters and how easy it is to conceal. It's called foreplay!!!!:rolleyes:

Ala Dan
August 9, 2006, 09:12 PM
as its best to make sure that NO shavings, cosmoline, or general gunk
is left behind too gum up the works~!:( :cool: :D

August 10, 2006, 12:00 AM
Just curious, do you question whether or not you should take the wrapper off your twinkies before eating them?

You have to take a wrapper off twinkies????:what: :uhoh: :uhoh:

August 10, 2006, 12:16 AM
Ignore the smart alecks.

Just follow the manufacturer's instructions for field stripping the gun and follow the standard cleaning procedure. Before you fire it, you'll want to make sure you oil it at the critical points, anyway.

August 10, 2006, 12:16 AM
Always clean 'em first.

I saw an older guy show up to a range with his newly purchased CZ-52 still in the grease and run a magazine through it... he ended up wearing 20 years of cosmoline and is damn lucky he didn't blow his hands off.

I've seen some stupid things at the range and this guy wouldn't take advice from a young nobody like me.


I'm sure you can shoot a new, modern rifle pistol or shotgun right away without a cleaning. You should NEVER do that with something that's been packed in cosmoline.

August 10, 2006, 07:44 AM
I've cleaned new guns before shooting them for the past 20 years. The 20 years before that? Well, I guess I didn't get the memo. These were all American made guns and I haven't seen that it's done any harm to any of them.


August 10, 2006, 10:57 AM
Yup. Clean them.

August 10, 2006, 11:29 AM
I always clean them first.

1. It allows me to check for anything out of the ordinary mechanically - anything from a broken extractor to a missing firing pin.

2. I know it's properly cleaned and lubed afterwards.

3. There's no "gunk" or foreign matter (like a leftover chip from the machining process) hiding out in some nook.

The only guns I remember encountering with a special "break in lube" were my Glocks, which came from the factory with a copper-colored grease on the slide rails.

August 10, 2006, 12:48 PM
Clean it.
Can't hurt and it gets you familiar with the weapon.

Twinkies have wrappers?


Seismic Sam
August 10, 2006, 05:51 PM
The point about cleaning the gun to get familiar with it is an excellent one. In addition, guns are sometimes NOT cleaned after they are proof fired and/or fired to produce the one fired case for :fire: :fire: :fire: registration purposes in some of the People's Republicks in the US. (PRNJ, PRMA, PRK (**********)) The other reason to do this is to make sure that all the parts are there and in good shape. If you get a new gun that looks like crap on the inside with tool marks all over it, you'll have a better chance of getting your money back if you don't shoot it first.

August 10, 2006, 10:05 PM
it is agood idea, unless you are shooting high end stuff, where the treat, heat, lap, lube everything. most actions, bbls, bores , and the like will be full of grit, flakes, steel shavings, tool marks, etc.

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