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    Senior Member pewpew62's Avatar
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    Mar 2016
    Northern Alberta
    Quote Originally Posted by graz View Post

    And the other fire starter...I just use motor oil. Valvoline 10 30 FTW.
    Me too! Mobil 1 0-30 synthetic. I have all kinds of gun oils, frog-lube, etc. They just sit there, the Mobil1 makes 'em smooth like butter.

    For the OP, get a roll of shop towels and cut up t-shirt, it will save you a lot of patches. Every 300-500 rounds through my pistols I break 'em down, give a quick wipe to get the crud off and a few drops of oil on the wear/contact points. I use a precision oiler ($4 amazon) and spread with my clean fingers and small artist's paintbrush.

    While they're apart, I check the crown of the muzzle for buildup, as well as the breach/chamber and inspect with a bore light. If I am getting some fouling, I break out the solvent, bronze brush, etc. and swab/scrub the barrel.

    I am getting close to 3000 rounds on one of the pistols and it's starting to get pretty nasty in the trigger group, so I will look at removing it and giving it a bath.

    Basically, don't be too anal about it. Like IJ22 said, check out the OTIS breach-to-muzzle system, You can get the multi-caliber kit for less than $70, but you will need to purchase the .223 brush separately. It packs nicely in your range bag.

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    Senior Member Zinilin's Avatar
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    For a Glock you should also remove the firing pin and use a pipe cleaners (3) (dry, oiled,dry) to remove the microscopic particles of primer brass from the firing pin channel every 3,000 rounds or so.
    I don't know if other striker fired pistols also collect primer brass in the firing pin channel.

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    A few miles east of a burgeoning mess.

    A little off the original topic but high pressure (major power factor) loads will have a bit of primer flow that is sheared off as the barrel drops. This shows up as a fuzz in the firing pin chamber.
    "Chances are your relatives would not have picked you either"

    ...from the Graz family crest.

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    Oct 2015
    Reading the manual for the manufacturer's advice is a good reminder. Something we often forget.

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    Aug 2017
    New Germany, NS
    in the early 80's I bought my first NIB handgun, a high standard victor, the instructions said before firing remove the grips and soak the gun in clean diesel fuel or kerosene over night then hang it to drip dry. Do that once a year then aprx every 100 rnds put a drop of light machine oil on the rails, and pass a bronze brush through the bore. There should be no other cleaning required. So far so good, it is still flawless.
    For a center fire I use the same rules no problems, there is only 1 exception, if you are using lead bullets a lewis style lead remover should be run through the bore every 50 to 100 rnds, depending on the amount that the bullets you are using foul the bore.
    Like stated above too much oil will attract dirt and dirt is not your friend in any firearm

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