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Cleaning a magazine

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by geim druth, Mar 25, 2008.

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  1. geim druth

    geim druth Member

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    I just bought a new Remington magazine for my 7600. The insides are covered with a brown, oily substance that I assume is a preservative.

    I've wiped off as much as I can while holding down the follower, but there's still quite a bit more. Can I disassemble the magazine to get out the rest?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. 4thPointOfContact

    4thPointOfContact Member

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    Any citrus based cleaner...
    Kerosene...
    GunScrubber...
    Simple Green...

    Almost anything will disolve the dirt and leave the magazine alone.
     
  3. vzenmn

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    Windex, an old t-shirt, and a tooth brush is what I use.
     
  4. BAT1

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    Cleaning mags

    I use paint thinner on all my mags. put about three inches in a tall, seal-able container and shake. I don't like water based products for metal. Dries fast.
     
  5. geim druth

    geim druth Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    An orange-oil based cleaner seems to have cleaned it up real well, at least I've loaded with snap caps a couple of times and there hasn't been any evidence of gunk.
     
  6. jrfoxx

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    I usually just pour some fairly hot water into mine, shake well, dump, repeat as nessecary.Seems to get out anything from dirt, oil, powder, cosmoline, etc, and its cheap and easy.Only warning, dont be stupid like I have a couple times and use water thats TOO hot....those mag bodies can get scalding almost instantly, it hurts, and you feel stupid afterwards....:eek:
     
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