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Rick Holly

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1.) How often should a gun be clean that you shoot at the range weekly AND... 2.) clean guns sitting in a gun safe?
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1) really depends on how many rounds you shoot at the range and how old the gun is, 2) even sitting in the safe they collect dust.

The way I was raised, if you shot 10 rounds or less, no need to clean.  10 to 50, run a brush and a patch down the barrel.  50 and up, tear it down and clean it.  We didn't count by trip, but by the rounds shot.  

As for guns in the safe, we ALWAYS took them out at least once a year to clean and oil, and ALWAYS cleaned and oiled before shooting them if they hadn't been cleaned and oiled in the last 3 months.

Also, if it was and old gun (30 yrs or older) it was cleaned and oiled after every trip, regardless of whether or not it was shot (i.e. Deer Hunting).  My hunting rifle growing up was/is a 30-40 Krag - MFG 1896.  I still own and shoot that rifle.
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I got to agree with Leo here. Mine are acting up so it is M1R PMS day tomorrow.  Clean them, oil them, and wipe them just before you use them again.
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i clean after every time to shoot...    but im weird like that
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I understand how to clean, but I do not know how and where to oil.
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You should have received a booklet with the gun, it should tell you.  If not, a very light coating of gun oil any where you have metal on metal or parts that move.
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You should have received a booklet with the gun, it should tell you.  If not, a very light coating of gun oil any where you have metal on metal or parts that move.

I will check the manuals. Thanks.
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If you look at your gun and the blueing is rubbed off, put a drop of oil (NOT CLP) there and spread it with a clean cleaning pad.  A little goes a long way. That is for ACP. Revolver's are different, look at the directions that came with it.

Remember, too much oil will attract burnt powder, dust, dirt, and will increase friction.
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Leo is spot on with his guidelines. If you don't have your manual, Rick, the Internet has plenty of videos that will take you through each weapon you own.
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Leo is spot on with his guidelines. If you don't have your manual, Rick, the Internet has plenty of videos that will take you through each weapon you own.


Wow, praise from the Gunny.  This poor squid is humbled.
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I love this place. I can get answers to just about everything, hee, hee.
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