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Funny CZ-52 moment, or how I knew it had officially become hopeless

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hillbilly, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. hillbilly

    hillbilly Well-Known Member

    Tonight I had one of those moments that reveals just how far gone I am when it comes to shooting.

    I had gone to the range with a guy I know. He had a pair of Saiga .308s that I wanted to try out, and I let him shoot a Garand in return.

    I like the Saiga. I especially like the 22 inch barrel version more than the 16 inch version.

    We also both had CZ-52s to play with.

    So we shot up a box of Romanian 7.62X25mammo I had, and I knew I had to clean the barrel soon to prevent corrosion.

    The other guy had borrowed his CZ from his lazy brother, and it had been fired with corrosive ammo and never, ever, ever cleaned. The rust gleamed bright red in the bore of that one. Yikes.

    So I shot my CZ, and planned on a good Windexing and cleaning as soon as I got home. Only I called home, and found out a friend of ours was in town and taking me and the wife out to dinner.

    I was glad to go, but halfway to the resturaunt, I realized that we would be there for hours, and all that time, my CZ would be merrily rusting in the truck.

    So when I got to the Chinese buffet place, I discreetly disassembled the CZ-52 in the truck and slipped the barrel into my jeans pocket.

    Then, I went in, got a table for three, ordered my drink, and slipped back to the restroom.

    In the restroom, I ran the hot water in the sink until it got too hot for me to put my fingers under the stream. Then I capped the muzzle of the barrel with my thumb and held the chamber end under the soft soap dispenser, and pumped it full of soap.

    Then I put the chamber end under the hot water, and filled it, and capped that end with my forefinger, and shook vigorously.

    I repeated and rinsed several times, all the while hoping nobody came into the restroom while I was washing corrosive salts out of a pistol barrel.

    I dried it off as best I could with paper towels from the towel roll, put it back into my pocket, and enjoyed a good meal and good visit with a friend I had not seen in over a year.

    When I got home, I cleaned and oiled it and voila....good as new.

    So I created a new category tonight......

    If you've ever secretly cleaned a CZ-52 barrel (or any other gun part, for that matter) in the restroom of a Chinese buffet place, then you just might be a gun nut...............

  2. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    Well, the 52 bit does sound like something on a Chinese menu . . . :D
  3. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    Oh man... That's pretty bad.

    What's worse is that I can see myself doing it--without even trying hard! :eek:
  4. 'Card

    'Card Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. From what I've heard General Tso used to clean his weapons in there all the time.
  5. Harry Paget Flashman

    Harry Paget Flashman Well-Known Member

    It turned out alright...I though the punchline was going to be that you cleaned your buddie's gun by mistake after a mix up at the range.
  6. roscoe

    roscoe Well-Known Member

    You did have a source of ammonia to clean the barrel . . .
  7. AmbulanceDriver

    AmbulanceDriver Well-Known Member

    Roscoe, I was thinking about pointing that out earlier, but decided to let it be. shoulda figured someone would bring it up..... But imagine the reaction to a patron walking into that one.... :what:
  8. Hal Romberg

    Hal Romberg Well-Known Member

    I hadn't thought of that. Kind of brings up a whole new family of joke possibilities, doesn't it?
  9. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

  10. kfranz

    kfranz Well-Known Member

    No need for ammonia
  11. Kurush

    Kurush Well-Known Member

    Great story, you can skip the soap next time though, it doesn't do anything to salts :)
  12. Randy in Arizona

    Randy in Arizona Well-Known Member

    The Original Room Broom is a beautiful poster!
  13. Tropical Z

    Tropical Z Well-Known Member

    That's a great story.:)
  14. S_O_Laban

    S_O_Laban Well-Known Member

    I'm certainly no expert..... but I'm pretty sure "water" is all that is really required for washing away the salts. I recall several threads where this was discussed at great length and "water is all you really need" is the Cliff Notes version.

    Please forgive the thread hijack Hillbilly (an interesting story:) ) I just thought I would add some weight to Kurush's point.
  15. Azrael256

    Azrael256 Well-Known Member

    I thought I was hopeless when I walked into an auto shop to ask if I could use their parts washer to clean some particularly stubborn cosmoline out of the barrel of a milsurp.

    You, sir, are a greater man than I.

    But seriously, wouldn't a Type 54 have been more appropriate?

    (and yes, they let me use it... had a nice chat with the old man who owned the place, too.)
  16. offthepaper

    offthepaper Well-Known Member

    That's hot.
  17. C96

    C96 Well-Known Member

    Very nice, Oleg. Thanks for a shot of real gun. :)

  18. Randy in Arizona

    Randy in Arizona Well-Known Member

    In my misspent youth the local arms emporium was selling 1903 & 1903A3 Springfields for $40 a whack.

    The man that ran the gun department had known me for years, and allowed me to haul off cosmoline infested rifles two at a time for cleaning.

    I was/am an Air Force Brat and had access to the various hobby shops on base. I hauled many of them over to the cleaning tank at the auto hobby shop to remove enough cosmoline to check out the bore and other parts of interest.

    Bought a bunch of them, wish I could have bought more!:(
  19. AZ Jeff

    AZ Jeff Well-Known Member

    Actually, Hillbilly's approach to cleaning the barrel in the restaurant bathroom sounds pretty pragmatic to me. (And something like I would do!)

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