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paulie
02-14-2010, 04:27 PM
When youíve removed the barrel from a receiver thatís glued into a finished ( painted ) stock, whatís the safest way to clean the receiver threads and bolt locking lug area?
Iím trying my best not to mess up the paint job on the stockÖ so Iím not sure if I want to use a liquid or just a long dry Q-tip.
Appreciate any suggestions.
paul

jackie schmidt
02-14-2010, 04:44 PM
Since I usually do this at my shop, I just blow it out real good with a air hose.

When changing barrels, that is also a good time to clean the trigger as well. Sometimes we forget that over period of time, crud can acumillate in the trigger. .........jackie

Boyd Allen
02-14-2010, 04:49 PM
Old tooth brush

Stephen Perry
02-14-2010, 05:17 PM
Several of the suppliers sell long wood stick q-tips. I use them dry and wipe the reciever threads clean with them. The bolt lug recesses can be cleaned up with a large patch, I use a short sectioned cleaning rod with a pointed jag with the patch attached. Some use a felt pad attached to a short rod and twist the rod cleaning out the grime.
Bolt lugs can be cleaned with brake cleaner and a paper towel. Barrel threads can be cleaned the same way as bolt lugs.

Stephen Perry
Angeles BR

Old Gunner
02-14-2010, 06:38 PM
I have several types of surgical forcepts a Cardiac Care technician gave to me years ago. They were going to dispose of these due to tiny pits which made sterilization uncertain.
Anyway these were of different sizes and either straight jawed or curved. The jaws lock with variable tension.
They are great for reaching into hidden spots in a receiver, and cleaning mag bodies.

Gunner223
02-14-2010, 07:28 PM
Sinclair Action Cleaning Tool. ACT-1 works good. You can get the cleaner rolls from your dentist.

Don

alinwa
02-15-2010, 01:59 AM
I have several types of surgical forcepts a Cardiac Care technician gave to me years ago. They were going to dispose of these due to tiny pits which made sterilization uncertain.
Anyway these were of different sizes and either straight jawed or curved. The jaws lock with variable tension.
They are great for reaching into hidden spots in a receiver, and cleaning mag bodies.

Hey! This is a great idea.... :)

and you can buy forceps for supercheap at harbor freight.

al

ray porter
02-15-2010, 08:25 AM
old tooth brushes can be heated and bent to fit any place you want to reach. when the barrel is off i take two and tape them back to back with the bristles to the out side and one spin cleans threads. it helps to attach them to a short piece of pvc pipe.

Joe Salt
02-15-2010, 09:28 AM
Try taking the barrel and action out of the stock, if you are that fussy. Then you can clean with what ever.

Joe Salt

Gerry
02-15-2010, 09:28 AM
RW hart tool that holds dental rolls .
Works great .

Roy Allain
02-15-2010, 02:01 PM
I have several types of surgical forcepts a Cardiac Care technician gave to me years ago. They were going to dispose of these due to tiny pits which made sterilization uncertain.
Anyway these were of different sizes and either straight jawed or curved. The jaws lock with variable tension.
They are great for reaching into hidden spots in a receiver, and cleaning mag bodies.

in my chest. The cardiac bone cutter left them in there, but I can't get to them unless I use my bayonet.:eek::D:p

SGS
02-15-2010, 02:28 PM
Try taking the barrel and action out of the stock, if you are that fussy. Then you can clean with what ever.

Joe Salt

He stated in his post that the action was glued in.

Scott Roeder

brian roberts
02-15-2010, 05:39 PM
you might want to look at the lable to make sure it isn't ammoniated or chlorinated. CRC makes BRAK-LEEN in a green can that doesn't have those chemicals. FORCEPS??? :eek: Don't you mean Hemostats??? Forceps would probably wind up down in your leg. :D:D;)

zippy06
02-15-2010, 05:54 PM
Ray.
That is a really good idea.

Maybe, I could buy a bunch of tooth brushes. Make "The Ray Tool" Thread Cleaner. And sell them.
Along with my Famous Wind Flags........
Just joking.
At work we make some pretty wild tools......
Now I need to find that piece of PVC I saw in the trash......:)

Joe Salt
02-15-2010, 07:08 PM
YA Glued in an action sounds like another great Idea.