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Cleaning Firearms

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hazwaste, Sep 23, 2004.

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  1. Hazwaste

    Hazwaste Member

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    Is there anything more relaxing that you can do in your home than putting out the drop cloth on the dining room table, setting up the patches, bore cleaner, oil, and cleaning tools, disassembling and painstakingly wiping down and oiling your collection while the rest of the household goes on without you?

    I can't think of any other activity (that does not involve a woman) that wipes away the cares of the day quite like it. :D

    Best part is, giving her a hug afterward I hear "Mmmmmm, you smell like gun oil!"
     
  2. TimRB

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    Virtually every shooter I know has some fond memory associated with the smell of Hoppes.

    Tim
     
  3. lee n. field

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    I think I'd hear about it, and my day would not be as pleasant, if I did this on the dining room table, drop cloth or no.
     
  4. Majic

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    If you mean the entire collection then some of us will be planted there for quite a while. Relaxation turns into a job and dinner will have to eaten someplace else.
     
  5. jsalcedo

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    I have to close my door put out a do not enter sign and set up an exaust fan whenever I clean guns.

    For some reason my wife is sensitive to ammonia based products.
     
  6. jsalcedo

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    I have to close my door put out a do not enter sign and set up an exaust fan whenever I clean guns.

    For some reason my wife is sensitive to ammonia based products.
     
  7. SMLE

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    I like to put on an appropriate war movie and clean my rifles in the living room.
    Favorite rifle cleaning films are:

    Zulu,
    A Bridge Too Far(GAWD I WANT A BREN GUN!!),
    Desert Rats,
    Breaker Morant (especially when cleaning an MLE MkI),
    The Longest Day(If I have a bunch of them to clean),
    Sands of Iwo Jima(When cleaning my M1 Garand),
    The Lighthorsemen(also good for doing maintainance on the bayonet collection),
    Gallipoli,

    I have to watch out though, my cat loves to play with the ends of bore snakes and pull-throughs.
     
  8. SMLE

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    I like to put on an appropriate war movie and clean my rifles in the living room.
    Favorite rifle cleaning films are:

    Zulu,
    A Bridge Too Far(GAWD I WANT A BREN GUN!!),
    Desert Rats,
    Breaker Morant (especially when cleaning an MLE MkI),
    The Longest Day(If I have a bunch of them to clean),
    Sands of Iwo Jima(When cleaning my M1 Garand),
    The Lighthorsemen(also good for doing maintainance on the bayonet collection),
    Gallipoli,

    I have to watch out though, my cat loves to play with the ends of bore snakes and pull-throughs.
     
  9. SMLE

    SMLE Member

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    I like to put on an appropriate war movie and clean my rifles in the living room.
    Favorite rifle cleaning films are:

    Zulu,
    A Bridge Too Far(GAWD I WANT A BREN GUN!!),
    Desert Rats,
    Breaker Morant (especially when cleaning an MLE MkI),
    The Longest Day(If I have a bunch of them to clean),
    Sands of Iwo Jima(When cleaning my M1 Garand),
    The Lighthorsemen(also good for doing maintainance on the bayonet collection),
    Gallipoli,

    I have to watch out though, my cat loves to play with the ends of bore snakes and pull-throughs.
     
  10. entropy

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    My favorite movie to watch while cleaning is "Enemy at the Gates", while cleaning my Mosins.:D Sometimes I run the playlist of all the Full Metal Jacket clips I have in my computer, ending with "the Rifleman's Prayer" of course.:p It's not quite as relaxing for me as for some, I do it for my part-time job as a gunsmith, too.:)
     
  11. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Cleaning guns is my idea of an unavoidable necessity, not fun. I'm good at it, but doubt I'll ever accommodate myself to the time involved.
     
  12. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Cleaning guns is my idea of an unavoidable necessity, not fun. I'm good at it, but doubt I'll ever accommodate myself to the time involved.
     
  13. z28pwr

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    You guys are lucky. You guys get to do it in the living room.

    I have to hide in the closet when I clean my guns or else I don't hear the end of it.
     
  14. Intune

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    Come out of the closet z28! Stand for your gun-cleaning rights (if she says it's ok! ;) ) Welcome aboard!
     
  15. Intune

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    Dang doubles. PULL!
     
  16. Nightfall MVII

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    I usually end up watching a few war movies and clean throughout. Sometimes it takes all week, but I don't mind! :D
     
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