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Anyone have a gun they just don't clean?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DontBurnMyFlag, Oct 23, 2005.

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  1. DontBurnMyFlag

    DontBurnMyFlag Member

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    Im just curious. Does anybody have a gun in their locker that just doesnt get cleaned, or hasnt been cleaned in forever. I know a few friends who clean SKS and AK's after every thousand rounds. I know people who just dont clean their pump shotguns or lever rifles.
     
  2. armoredman

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    I put 80 rounds throught the Yugo SKS on Friday..haven't cleaned it yet...
     
  3. garrett1955

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    nope, clean them after each shoot. even the AK. they are all guns and deserve the same care...
     
  4. f4t9r

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    I always clean them right after or within a day
    did forget once and went about 2 weeks but that was a mistake on my part
     
  5. Hawken50

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    i have a marlin 22 that's that's probably 20 yrs old, had a billion rounds through it and now it's hurtin bad. chamber won't lock open, jams on EVERY shot. the last time i tried fixing it i got disgusted and haven't looked at it since, let alone cleaned it.
     
  6. RyanM

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  7. Rezin

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    I clean after every shoot as well. USMC Inspection ready, or they ain't clean... Old habits die hard, lol....
     
  8. neoncowboy

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    I'm not nearly as diligent about cleaning the Glock as I am my 1911s.
     
  9. Lupinus

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    I clean mine after every shoot of 50 rounds or more. If I jsut put a few through it I wont bother unless it will be along time before it is shot agian. But any decent amount of rounds through it on a shoot and it gets at least a light cleaning.
     
  10. Standing Wolf

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    If it's worth buying, it's worth taking care of.
     
  11. Strings

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    There are five in the house that I refuse to clean, under almost any circumstance. They're all my wife's though, and I RARELY ever use them, so why should *I* clean 'em? ;)
     
  12. robert garner

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    Well now

    I've got a 22 that functions perfectly, got it cheap couse it wouldn't;
    took it home and cleaned it,was all the 'smithing it needed!
    Do what you will I'm still looking for a bargain,
     
  13. spooney

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    I don't usually clean my .22. I only do it about every five to six times I shoot it.
     
  14. Bwana John

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    I got a FAL Im kind of "torture testing".
    >2k rounds in 6 months and still running fine.
    I have lubed it, and wiped it down, but not put a cleaning rod, brush, or solvent down the tube or anywhere else.
     
  15. madecov

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    There's a guy on the Walther forum with over 25k rounds through a P99 without cleaning.
     
  16. Taurus 66

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    What locker are you referring to? I'm not a cop nor am I living in Canada.
     
  17. chaim

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    There are few of my guns that get cleaned every time they are shot. I will run a brush through the bore and wipe down the exterior before putting them away at the range, I will make sure they are oiled when I take them out to shoot them again, but I only clean them every two or three range trips.

    My revolvers probably get a good cleaning less than my autos. I do make sure there is no build up of "gunk" if I shoot some .38s out of a .357mag, I do wipe off the exterior, but there aren't as many problems with reliability due to non-cleaning that will happen to a revolver v. an auto.

    My defensive autos will usually be cleaned after I shoot them and before I load them up to serve for defensive purposes.

    Guns I almost never clean:
    1) My SKS was in my possession for around 2-3 years (and thousands of rounds) before I ever decided I aught to clean it.

    2) My Marlin 60 may get cleaned once every 1-2000 rounds (it actually performs better when dirty)

    3) My Ruger MkII has never been taken down for cleaning yet, probably won't until it starts acting up.

    4) I've never taken my lever guns apart. They get a brush down the barrel occasionally, and any interior space a brush can reach while the gun is put together will get a quick brushing, but they don't get taken apart.

    5) My shotgun is similar to #4 (though it doesn't get shot very often).
     
  18. el44vaquero

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    Take them out, use them, clean them, and then put them back. Might pull them out every so often to put a light layer of oil on them to make sure they aren't rusting on me.
     
  19. jashobeam

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    Unbounded procrastination

    I would take my Glock 17 to the range, shoot a few hundred rounds, put it away for a few months, take it to the range...over and over. Never a problem. Now I'm trying to be more responsible, so I've been cleaning it immediately after shooting it. I really like that gun; I may as well treat it properly.

    I have a Ruger 10/22 that I've had for about 18 years. I can't remember when I cleaned it last. I took it to the range about a year ago and found that the bullets were hitting the target sideways, not to mention inaccurately, at 50 yards. The action seemed to work fine, but the barrel is probably all caked with whatever it is that cakes rifle barrels.

    The cylinder on the Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum tends to lose its smooth, care-free personality and to become gritty and stubborn to spin, like a car in which the e-brake is partially engaged.
     
  20. dasmi

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    My Mossberg Plinkster 7022. I clean the bore, and get the thick grime out of the action so it'll extract properly, but that's about it. The gun doesn't function reliably when completely clean.
     
  21. ruger270man

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    they all get cleaned sooner or later, usually later for the SAR-1 :D
     
  22. stevelyn

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    I have a Win. M-290 that I kinda use as a beater gun that don't get cleaned often since it's always in use.
    Cleaning usually consists of pulling the trigger group and flushing the large chunks off under hot water, drying and relubing. The bolt will get wiped and lubed if it starts sticking. If caught out in the rain it'll get wiped down.
    I only give it the full Monty when chambering rounds become difficult.
     
  23. 1 old 0311

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    A shooting friend has a Ruger 10/22 that be bought used over 15 years ago. After 10s of thousands of rounds it still has not been cleaned. He is going to shoot it till it stops then see if Ruger will buy it as a torture test sample.:banghead:


    Kevin
     
  24. Zach S

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    Most of mine are filthy.

    I usually change the recoil springs in my government models around 2000 rounds, and when that happens I detail strip them and clean them. Between recoil springs, I may pull the slide off once or twice and do a quick wipedown of the internals (rails, feedramp, etc). They do get bore-snaked and oiled on a regular basis though.

    My compacts stay pretty clean compared to my government models, but mainly because the springs dont last as long. They also get detail stripped and cleaned with a new spring. I normally dont bother pulling the slide off and wiping the rails down between springs, they get a new spring every 500 rounds or so.

    My former AR15 was kept pretty clean, mainly because of the ciener .22 conversion. Those things leave an awful mess.

    But when I do actually clean a gun, there's normally brake cleaner involved. Lots of brake cleaner.

    As for my thompsons, my shotgun, and my Glock, they get boresnaked and oiled. My shotgun and my thompsons do get regular wipe-downs though.

    I used to be real picky about keeping them clean, but it got old after bringing three or four (or more) dirty guns home from the range every weekend.
     
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  25. HSMITH

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    I clean some guns once a year whether they need it or not, both are 22's.
     
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