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Removing oil from a barrel?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by emilianoksa, May 3, 2009.

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  1. emilianoksa

    emilianoksa Member

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    If you put a very thin film of oil in a gun barrel for storage purposes, is it necessary to use a bore cleaner to remove it, or is dry patching the oil out an acceptable alternative?

    Am I correct in thinking that all bore cleaners ( I use Outers Nitro Solvent ) are capable of removing oil, or is it better to use alcohol?
     
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    A dry patch will do. I use FP10, or weapons shield, and leave a thin film in the barrel. I shoot it as is.
     
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    To remove all oil or lube from a firearm use brake cleaner. It's the same as "Gunscrubber' sold in gun shops but at a quarter of it's price. See a previous post above where I posted that brake cleaner can be used to also to remove dried or gunky lubes and to degrease your firearm. :)
     
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    Many thanks.:)
     
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    If its a "very thin film" it isn't necessary to remove it. The military has for the last couple of centurys or so, been teaching to run a wet oiled patch through the bore and leave it there to prevent corrosion. It will be gone after the first shot.

    Or, you can remove it with a dry patch.

    No solvent is necessary.

    Brake cleaner will certainly remove it, along with many types of stock finish, certain plastics, and sight paint.

    Use with caution, only after removing the barreled action from the stock.

    rc
     
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    Thank you.
     
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