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Old 02-25-2015, 08:48 AM   #1
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NIB gun cleaning?

Have a new gun showing up this week and am looking forward to getting some shooting in!! But first, I know that I must clean it thoroughly first. My question is, how much? Are we talking about stripping it down every last part down the frame, or "top end" only?
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I can't speak for others, but I do a function test straight out of the box. If all is well, I do a field strip and lightly clean it. Mostly,I wipe it down with my oiled cleaning cloth and make sure it's lubricated in the right spots.

A visual inspection goes along with that to make sure nothing is wrong. I look for jagged edges, loose fit, etc. I mostly make sure QA did their job. Besides, it's fun to play with a new gun anyway before a range trip.
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If it looks and feels fairly clean, then a simple field strip, wipe and oil is enough.
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Originally Posted by montanaResident View Post
If it looks and feels fairly clean, then a simple field strip, wipe and oil is enough.
Same for me.



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Originally Posted by Zoomybaby View Post
Same for me.
Yep, me to same as Zoomy! It is really more about looking for metal shavings, burrs, things like that instead of cleaning per se. But removing factory rust inhibitor and applying a good lube is important.

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I take mine apart, just the slide off and barrel, clean out the barrel and spray the heck out of everything with some Remington action cleaner to get all that rust inhibitor garbage out of the gun that the manufacturers puts on. After awhile of drip drying I spray again, wipe everything down and then apply oil and grease in the few spots that need it, shoot a few hundred rounds and repeat .
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I take mine apart, just the slide off and barrel, clean out the barrel and spray the heck out of everything with some Remington action cleaner to get all that rust inhibitor garbage out of the gun that the manufacturers puts on. After awhile of drip drying I spray again, wipe everything down and then apply oil and grease in the few spots that need it, shoot a few hundred rounds and repeat .
^^^ what he said.
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Don't these weapons have only one shell fired from the Mfg.
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Don't these weapons have only one shell fired from the Mfg.
At least one. You can't tell with an auto. On revolvers, I've seen two or three chambers that were fired.
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They test fire the weapons, but most of the time do not include the casing in order to comply with MD law. Usually a sticker on the outside of the case indicates this.

It's not the gunpowder residue you need be concerned with. It the visual inspection and removal of rust preventative, then a proper application of oil.
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