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Cleaning Garand clips

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by elktrout, Aug 26, 2009.

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  1. elktrout

    elktrout Member

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    I have some M-1 Garand enbloc clips that are slightly corroded (have that light green hard film on the metal). Anyone have any good methods of cleaning them? Powder solvent and a brush sure is time consuming.
     
  2. Maverick223

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    Just a thought...if you reload you could throw it in the case tumbler with some light polishing media (corncob). Should go a LOT quicker...and easier too. :D
     
  3. CapnMac

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    Borrowed an ultrasonic (industrial size) cleaner for the bucket I got cheap.
    Still had to get them all wiped clean, but it was pretty quick doing the entire 1000 or so.
     
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    I've got about twenty I need to clean and am glad someone asked the question.
     
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    my clips are not funked up, but just have the parkerized coating.

    I use steel wool on them. Takes less than a minute. Rub them down on the inside until they feel nice and smooth.
     
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    +1 on tumbler. Works fine
     
  7. Maverick223

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    Glad it helped...just came to me. :)
     
  8. elktrout

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    I tried the vibratory cleaner angle, but it did not take off the corrosion on the clips. I even tried auto battery spray cleaner, which helped somewhat but still the greenish colored corrosion is there.

    Anyone else have any ideas?
     
  9. Maverick223

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    Try a different, more abrasive cleaning media...sand might do the trick...other than that scrub it with steel wool. :)
     
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    Blast em'!

    Walnut hull in a sand blaster...has worked for us for....a damn long time! lol hehehehe
    It'll remove everything BUT the blue or parkerizing.
     
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