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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Drgong, Aug 17, 2008.

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  1. Drgong

    Drgong Member

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    What do you guys use for the oil and fabric for your oil rag for your handguns? I want to keep the soon to be mine Model 15 "pritty" :eek:
     
  2. jfdavis58

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    Old fashioned cotton diapers and cotton bed sheets. We've got three kids, lots of leftover rags from when they were babies. Bought my first 'new' pack just a couple months ago. Wash them a couple times before using them on the guns, eliminates lint.
     
  3. SCKimberFan

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    Old cotton t-shirts work well too.
     
  4. rcmodel

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    Pieces of the "honey not tonight" flannel PJs my wife gets from Victoria's Secret. I especially enjoy ripping them up :)

    --wally.
     
  6. Jolly Rogers

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    Sadly, discontinued.:cuss:

    I was hoping Brownells would buy the rights from Silencio and find a small company to manufacture the products (RIG grease and the RIG-Rag).
    Joe
     
  7. enfield

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    The left sleeve (shoulder to elbow) of a cotton flannel shirt, lightly doused with aerosol Rem Oil.
     
  8. The Bushmaster

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    My old T-shirts for both oily gun rags and cleaning patches...
     
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    Old t-shirts (I'm sensing a trend here) lightly spritzed with Breakfree CLP. :D
     
  10. NG VI

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    I also like old shirts
     
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    Come to think of it I have been known to use the white t-shirt I was wearing at the time...
     
  12. Tirod

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    Army brown T-shirt tails. They tuck back in.

    Ahh, the smell of CLP in the morning. . .
     
  13. Walkalong

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    Old hand towels. Shhh. The wife hasn't caught on yet. ;)
     
  14. John Wayne

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    A hand towel I "borrowed" from the gym and Hoppe's gun oil. They can have it back. Some day.
     
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    I use 12 gauge shotgun cleaning patches.

    If you use a rag for any time at all, grit and dirt from the guns gets embedded in the cloth and starts acting like an abrasive cloth on the finish.

    Wet a shotgun patch with your favorite preservative, then after wiping the guns, throw it away and use a clean one next time.
    Patches are cheap, refinish jobs for worn finishes aren't.
     
  16. CWL

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    100% cotton t-shirts and the rags you get for detailing cars.
     
  17. P90shooter

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    I also use a 100% cotton T-shirt.
     
  18. The Bushmaster

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    dfariswheel...Hummm...I've been using my old T-shirts for close to 50 years now and one of my rifles is a Winchester mod 94 that I have had sense I was 18 and it shows no loss of bluing from those T-shirts. But that's why we have so many ways to clean our fire arms. Everyone can pick and choose what works for them...
     
  19. BlindJustice

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    When old T-shirts get holes in the underarm or around the neck
    I cut them up and put em in the gun cleaning rag bag. Gun oil,
    presently I'm using the WIlson Combat oil/lube that comes in a
    hypodermic like applicator at the base of the 'needle' it turns for
    on/off application mode. I've also got a small box of patches for
    bore swipes.

    Randall
     
  20. jackstinson

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    I planted 4 acres of cotton specifically for gun cleaning. I pick it, bale it, spin it into thread, and then weave plain white gun rags from it by hand in the light of a beeswax candle.
    Either that or I grab an old T-shirt which now has too many beer stains to wear in public.
     
  21. Drgong

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    sounds like 100% cotton T-shirt is the winner ;)
     
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    Some of my old T-shirts would make the gun dirtier if I were to "wipe it clean."
     
  23. The Bushmaster

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    Messy eater, eatont9999?:D
     
  24. Loomis

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    Shop rags sneaked from work.
     
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    old boxers?
     
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