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October 20, 2004, 14:18
can you guys help me find a good place to buy a cleaning kit and some books or cd/dvd's to help me with cleaning?
October 24, 2004, 06:24
I have been using the Otis cleaning system. They have nylon coated flexible pulls. I have the deluxe kit so it covers multiple guns. I also keep a solid cleaning rod that is teflon coated nearby too. You can get the Otis kits from Brigade Quartermasters. They are handy to keep in your bag. Regular cleaning rods, tips, cleaning solvent, oil can be purchased at most sporting good stores or Walmart.
I don't know of any vids to teach to clean. I have been cleaning from the chamber to the muzzle with a wire brush dipped in Hoppes. I run it through a few times never stopping until the brush comes out the muzzle. I wait about two minutes and run patches through until they are clean. If you are going to store the weapon put some oil on a patch as your last step and run it through. Make sure you swob it out before you fire again. I clean all other parts with rags, stiff toothbrush, and pipe cleaners. Hope this helps.
October 27, 2004, 08:03
I'll second the Otis kit. I have a couple, and they work as advertised. I did get a small CD with one of the kits. It shows you how to use their kit. They show it on an AR, but the same applies to any rifle.
Check them out here. (http://www.otisgun.com/) They have instructional videos on their site under "How-To's".
October 27, 2004, 08:36
For some reason I seem to be prone to post this morning,,,,,this might be called SPAM!?
Reading this and looking at JoeLad's "new" avatar, (the other one is inspiring!) I am reminiscing of the day spent at the wash rack between the squad bays with 80 plus M-16's, field stripped and being scrubbed in GI cans full of hot, soapy water. It was a day or two before final inspection, Third Phase of USMC boot camp.
ONE of the more glowing memories of rifle cleaning and passage into the REALM!
October 27, 2004, 10:14
When were you in boot camp Owl?
We did the same thing in the deep sink before inspections. Scalding hot water down the bore, and inside the lower. Our A1s were clean and dry as a bone when we got done. When it was over it was CLP time again. God help the recruit that had rust on their weapon.
That was at MCRD San Diego in '82. Oh, to be young again...
I'll be going back to my "old" avatar when the Sox win the Series.
October 27, 2004, 10:37
I was at MCRD 'Diego in 1975. Grad was Sept 10, 18th BD on the 14th! Ohhh Yeah, to be young again,hmmmmm,,,nahhhh,,,waaaayyy to dumb then. :D
Sorry to hijack your thread Troy, coupla ol' jarheads will stand down now, or head for the club for further tactical discussion! :beer:
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