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Thread: 40x rimfire bolt cleaning.

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    40x rimfire bolt cleaning.

    I'm going to be pulling the firing pin assembly out of my 40x rimfire to do a good cleaning. I was thinking about using some non chlorinated break clean to spray it down and wipe it off.

    Is this a bad idea?

    Also should I lube the pin and spring with anything before reinstall?

    Thanks

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    try the rimfirecentral site

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrxR View Post
    I was thinking about using some non chlorinated break clean to spray it down and wipe it off.

    Is this a bad idea?
    AHHHHHH! Breaking your bolt while cleaning it is a bad idea!!!!!

    (KIDDING!)

    The correct spelling is "Brake Cleaner".

    I do not see a problem with your process, it is the same as using an aerosol gun cleaner for the same purpose. Just make sure to use a light coating of a light oil (or a silicon oil) afterwards to prevent rust, as aerosol cleaners are really effective at removing oils.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asa Yam View Post
    AHHHHHH! Breaking your bolt while cleaning it is a bad idea!!!!!

    (KIDDING!)

    The correct spelling is "Brake Cleaner".

    I do not see a problem with your process, it is the same as using an aerosol gun cleaner for the same purpose. Just make sure to use a light coating of a light oil (or a silicon oil) afterwards to prevent rust, as aerosol cleaners are really effective at removing oils.

    Hope this helps.
    I've got some Hoppes gun oil here and some Eezox but wasn't sure if I should put anything on the firing pin or spring. Concerned about it gumming up.

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    Firing pin

    Quote Originally Posted by rsmithsr View Post
    try the rimfirecentral site
    Questioning mind needs to know the significant difference of a 40X rimfire pin and a 40x centerfire pin ? or any other pin ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrxR View Post
    I've got some Hoppes gun oil here and some Eezox but wasn't sure if I should put anything on the firing pin or spring. Concerned about it gumming up.
    Ok dry but if anything wipe pin/spring down with a patch with couple drops of oil, no grease except on cocking cam & lugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrockranger View Post
    Questioning mind needs to know the significant difference of a 40X rimfire pin and a 40x centerfire pin ? or any other pin ?
    2pc body with lugs in middle, short spring.

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    Firing pin aka bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    2pc body with lugs in middle, short spring.
    Apparently no one here has a method of cleaning ?

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    See note 3

    Quote Originally Posted by redrockranger View Post
    Apparently no one here has a method of cleaning ?
    Cleaning method in #3 above. What do you think is missing, or needs to be added to, OR?
    Centerfire

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    Sonic Bath

    I clean all my Bolts in a Sonic Cleaner. Only oil the exterior and the Lugs. No oil inside the bolt.

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    Firing pin/ bolt cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Centerfire View Post
    Cleaning method in #3 above. What do you think is missing, or needs to be added to, OR?
    Centerfire
    See note #2

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