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How do you clean a dirty Enfield mag?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by junyo, Nov 10, 2006.

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  1. junyo

    junyo Member

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    The mag on my Ishapore has gone from dirty to filthy, and is leaving gummy streaks on the cartridge casings. Is there a simple way to clean out the mag?
     
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    Simple stuff.

    • Remove the mag from the receiver.
    • Push the follower down and rock it about forty-five degrees off level; you should be able to pull it up and out of the body in that orientation. Follower and spring will come out as a single unit.
    • Clean.
    • Reverse to reassemble.
     
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    When I first got mine, and it was full of cosmoline, I used a steam cleaner to de-goop it. I followed up with CLP and it's been fine.
     
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    One nice thing about SMLE mags is that they are wide enough to put your fingers in to clean.
     
  5. junyo

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    Thanks a lot , guys, one of those will work.
     
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