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#209251 - 10/07/10 11:33 AM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1539
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
just pay attention to the direction you push the pins when removing the trigger group...the interceptor latch that allows shells from the magazine tube to enter the lift gate is lightly staked to a slot in the side of the receiver, push the pins so that the interceptor latch is pushed towards the side of the receiver...with the gun upside down (loading gate up) to the right... this will keep the interceptor latch from being pushed out

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#209534 - 10/12/10 05:16 AM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Yet another candidate CLP-type product:

http://www.womenhunters.com/gunzilla-alyssa.html

And what seems to be a very good review thread:

http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/showthread.php?t=58494


Edited by dweste (10/12/10 05:41 AM)

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#209574 - 10/13/10 04:06 AM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
AGI gun cleaning video seems to cost $40 or nothing, depending on where you download it. One reviewer even says AGI makes it available for free from time to time.

I don't want to violate copyrights or rip anyone off, but I also don't want to spend $40 if I do not have to. What is the deal with this?

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#209586 - 10/13/10 11:14 AM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6648
Loc: southern Cal
Save your money. Cleaning firearms is not rocket science. It is adequately covered in numerous publications, typically the owner's manual.
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#209621 - 10/13/10 09:13 PM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
ireckon Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 1629
Loc: Northern California
Yeah, don't spend money on a cleaning video. Between your gun manuals, Youtube and other publications, there is already too much free information for you.

By the way, this page has a lot of gun manuals (and all the manuals for my guns):
http://www.stevespages.com/page7b.htm

In fact, I just downloaded the Glock Armorer's Manual 2009, better pics...score!
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#209644 - 10/14/10 03:31 AM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Thanks for the URL.

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#209663 - 10/14/10 01:19 PM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: hikermor]
sotto Offline
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Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 450
Yup, not brain surgery.

In my recreational reading of prospectors/trappers/homesteaders accounts of living in wilderness areas in the "old" days, I seem to recall that they often used not much more than pieces of old rags, a small weight of some kind, and string to clean a firearm. Maybe some oil and/or powder solvent if they had it, or no oil even in below freezing weather (just store the gun outside in the cold so moisture didn't condense on it coming in and out of the warmer cabin--leading to a rusty action). Tie the weight on one end of the string, the patch on the other. Drop the weight down the barrel, pull the patch through. Simple.

Nowadays, I get by with some Breakfree, a brass brush, and a cleaning rod with a couple tips. That's all that's really needed if you can cut up an old t-shirt for patches.

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#209689 - 10/15/10 12:06 AM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 997
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
+1. Granddad's shotgun looked like it was new the last time I looked through the barrel. AFAIK all he ever used was a piece of rag, some oil, and a stick longer than the barrel with a slot carved in it.

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#209691 - 10/15/10 12:42 AM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
In my previous life as a soldier, I saw more than one centerfire rifle bore cleaned with a knotted boot lace and some motor oil.

Generally said rifle was an AK-47 or AK-74 (Yes there is a 74, and there is a difference.) or maybe a RPK. Generally the weapon's operator spoke Farsi, Urdu, Pashtun, or Central American Spanish.

May have been ugly, but the darn things always went BANG.
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