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10canyon5310canyon53 MemberCentral FLPosts: 2,122 Senior Member
It was suggested that in order to increase the firearms related topics on this forum and drive more traffic here, we should even post gun cleaning reports....ok, here is my contribution.

Those guns that I listed in my range report?  Cleaned them.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,750 Senior Member
    Cleaned my Star last night.  It wasn't all that dirty, but quarantine demands some action.  Monday night I cleaned my No 4 Enfield, which was pretty dirty.  Feel a lot better now.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Central FLPosts: 2,122 Senior Member
    I have a feeling everybody's guns are going to be spotless by the time this is over.
  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Northwest OhioPosts: 1,150 Senior Member
    I've thought about cleaning  a few but so far laziness has overwhelmed me..

    Denny

    Participating in a gun buy back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.... Clint Eastwood
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Central FLPosts: 2,122 Senior Member
    wddodge said:
    I've thought about cleaning  a few but so far laziness has overwhelmed me..

    Denny


    Just a matter of time until you get bored enough that it starts to look like fun.
  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    The revolver I reported shooting------------I have not cleaned it.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,821 Senior Member
    I guess I'm gonna have to look at my guns....tomorrow.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    No one uses the dishwasher?

    Im not sure how to interpret that.........
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,556 Senior Member
    My wife's SW 431 PD has not been fired in some time, but it gets carried a lot.  Got it out of her purse and wiped the lint off it, gave it a sip of oil in the right spots and put fresh ammo in it.  She promptly double checked it and put it back in her purse.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Central FLPosts: 2,122 Senior Member
    Yeah, that's what us husbands are good for, cleaning our wife's guns.  :D
    I put some Slide Glide on my wife's Kimber.  Bought it last year on someone's recommendation but had never gotten around to trying it yet.
  • ojrojr Senior Member New ZealandPosts: 1,341 Senior Member
    I haven't cleaned mine yet, I was saving it up for a rainy day, now I figure most every day is a rainy day, whether it's raining or not.
    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,219 Senior Member
    I always clean mine ASAP after shooting - and yea, I clean hers too!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,696 Senior Member
    "If you shoot corrosive,
    Use a soapy mop.
    And for the next two or three days,
    Ya best not stop

    KEEP ON!
    STROKE ME!  STROKE ME!" - Billy Squier (or not  ;))
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    "If you shoot corrosive,
    Use a soapy mop.
    And for the next two or three days,
    Ya best not stop

    KEEP ON!
    STROKE ME!  STROKE ME!" - Billy Squier (or not  ;))
    Orrrrrrrrr, use Ballistol and be done! 😁
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Yeah, that's what us husbands are good for, cleaning our wife's guns.  :D
    I put some Slide Glide on my wife's Kimber.  Bought it last year on someone's recommendation but had never gotten around to trying it yet.
    Yeah, my wife wouldn’t know how to clean her guns if her life depended on it... 🤣
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,908 Senior Member
    It was suggested that in order to increase the firearms related topics on this forum and drive more traffic here, we should even post gun cleaning reports....ok, here is my contribution.

    Those guns that I listed in my range report?  Cleaned them.
    Photos or it didn't happen...  :D
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Central FLPosts: 2,122 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    Photos or it didn't happen...  :D
    Ha!  You thought I wouldn't be able to prove it.  :D



  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,219 Senior Member
    Hmm... Looks staged to me. I see a nice cleaning kit, some Hoppe's, etc, etc - but no guns! ;)
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,309 Senior Member
    I always thought it was a lack of time that kept me from cleaning all my guns thoroughly.

    this week I discovered that was not the reason
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,750 Senior Member
    leaned my Smith 1917 last night.  I keep all my cleaning equipment along with a pistol rod in a plastic box that can sit in my lap.  This keeps me from losing brushes etc and encourages cleaning.  Rifle rods are in the kitchen, a few steps away.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Central FLPosts: 2,122 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Hmm... Looks staged to me. I see a nice cleaning kit, some Hoppe's, etc, etc - but no guns! ;)

    Ok, I'll come clean (pun intended).  The reason my gun cleaning stuff is still out is because I haven't cleaned the VEPR yet.....
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,696 Senior Member



    My Smith 63 came home from the range with me when we got word to go home and hunker.  It gets a lot of instruction time and then put away with no time for proper cleanup (which is a big part of why I use it instead of my blued pre-18).  Had time to give it a dose of Liquid Love this morning.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,821 Senior Member
    If I posted a pic of all my cleaning gear it would take like....7 cameras. I think I even have a First Edition bottle of Montana Extreme.  :)

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,696 Senior Member
    No one uses the dishwasher?

    Im not sure how to interpret that.........
    Early. . .please. . .not even in jest.  I've SEEN things. . .  HORRIBLE things. . .

    I had a Glock turned in by a retiree that I can only assume was suffering from that very thing.  The black finish on the slide was gone - down to the silver tenifer.  The interior of the "I" shape of the firing pin safety was caked full of residue from what I guessed to be powdered Cascade.

    I guess you could call my resulting condition "Armorer's PTSD"  :D
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Wow!

    Someone actually did it.

    A gun counter guy once told me back in old days of mass milsurp. He took shipments of SKS carbines down to the quarter car wash and power washed the cosmo off.
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,908 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Hmm... Looks staged to me. I see a nice cleaning kit, some Hoppe's, etc, etc - but no guns! ;)

    Ok, I'll come clean (pun intended).  The reason my gun cleaning stuff is still out is because I haven't cleaned the VEPR yet.....
    Dirty VEPR...  been sniffing the Hoppe's, huh...  :D
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    For what it’s worth I spent 2 freaking hours today organizing my gun leaning stuff.  Two tool boxes, one for long guns and one for handguns.  God that was a lot of crap....

    I’m also cleaning the garage and my workbench while I’m at it.  This will take a few days...
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Central FLPosts: 2,122 Senior Member
    Update:  The VEPR is still dirty.  I didn't get bored enough to clean it yesterday.  :D  But that's ok, it's an AK platform from Mother Russia....it will be fine....
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member South DakotaPosts: 2,040 Senior Member
    I've got clean guns, but I'll probably clean them some more between online lessons.  I've got enough 45 acp ammo loaded that I'll probably have to buy another 45 to get through them.  
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Wow!

    Someone actually did it.

    A gun counter guy once told me back in old days of mass milsurp. He took shipments of SKS carbines down to the quarter car wash and power washed the cosmo off.
    Oh I’ve heard several LEOs, none of them gun guys, tell me thy run their Glocks through the dishwasher.  He’s not unique.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Central FLPosts: 2,122 Senior Member
    Still got a dirty VEPR......maybe today, we'll see.....
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