cleaning handgun

harrywesternharrywestern Posts: 1 New Member
hello everybody.

I'm kinda new to firearms and need advice on how to clean a Chinese Norinco CF-98-9.
My main question is: can I use a stainless steel cleaning spray to clean the gun (even though the pistol is not stainless steel). the gun has never been fired but has gotten pretty dusty and dirty which is why I want to clean it. Unfortunately I live out in the middle of nowhere so getting certain cleaning equipment is next to impossible for me. I can only get hold of some everyday household cleaning items. also I was wondering what can i do to reduce the risk of rust in the future. Any help and advice would be much appreciated. 

Thank you


  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,987 Senior Member
    If you can't get anything else, wipe the metal parts with a light coating of engine oil.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 3,806 Senior Member
    Oil. Soap and water if you oil it afterward. You'll have to read the can of stainless steel cleaner for warnings. Might be too strong. WD40 can clean guns.
  • joyjoy22joyjoy22 Posts: 8 New Member
    These are the stuff that I usually use. 

    Cleaning solvent
    Lubricant, or gun oil
    A bore brush
    A patch holder and patches
    Cleaning rod
    A nylon cleaning brush
    Cotton swabs
    Microfiber cloths for polishing
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