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harrywesternharrywestern Posts: 1 New Member
edited October 28 in General Firearms #1
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

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,720 Senior Member
    If you can't get anything else, wipe the metal parts with a light coating of engine oil.
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 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: 44 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
    Flashlight
    Cotton swabs
    Microfiber cloths for polishing
  • ErwinErwin Posts: 7 New Member
    According to the condition you described, it should be able to clean it with an ordinary cloth and to use some oil as a lubricant for the moving parts of the gun. And I guess, you wouldn't use it occasionally so it should be ok as first aid until you procure the gun oil and cleaning equipment.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,838 Senior Member
    I'd just take it apart and run an oily rag all over the parts.  If the gun has not been fired there is no need for heavy cleaning.
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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,697 Senior Member
    Rust spots can be easily removed damping the area with some oil and rubbing LIGHTLY with either bronze or very fine (0000 size) steel wool; wipe with a oiled rag and repeat the proccess until area is  clean. Avoid excessive force and pressure or you'll damage the gun finish.

    Any decent engine oil would work for cleaning, lubing and preserving. Avoid storage inside leather, cardboard or any fabric bag, pouch or holster since they're usually humidity traps. Dust is your enemy since it combined with humidity creates rust.

    When nothing is available, you can use WD-40 for cleaning. I live 5 blocks from the sea and wiping my guns once every 2 weeks with a cloth and a little WD-40 keep them rust-free. Do not use it as lubricant for moving parts though.

    Always check the inside of the barrel for obstructions and also wipe it with A LITTLE thin oil.
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,969 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    I'd just take it apart and run an oily rag all over the parts.  If the gun has not been fired there is no need for heavy cleaning.

    ^This^
    Gun oil or engine oil and a rag if you have nothing else.
    Now I'm curious where you might live that you can't get must stuff.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,162 Senior Member

    Spk said:
    GunNut said:
    I'd just take it apart and run an oily rag all over the parts.  If the gun has not been fired there is no need for heavy cleaning.

    ^This^
    Gun oil or engine oil and a rag if you have nothing else.
    Now I'm curious where you might live that you can't get must stuff.
    Same.  It’s obviously not in the US since that Norinco was never imported here
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