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Posted: 1/14/2015 11:47:18 AM EST
It's been many years, but I seem to remember punching the bore (put cleaning rod/patch/brush through bore) for M14 and M16 through the muzzle. Any other old timers remember if that is true? If so can I punch the AR15 bore through the muzzle also. Would be easier to clean in the field. Just put stock on ground, muzzle pointing up, and push cleaning rod down and pull back up with patches/brush. Thank you
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:00:01 PM EST
It's "easier" to clean from the breech...and is also the correct method.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:02:17 PM EST
I remember them teaching us to take a rod section and scrape the muzzle also (inside the flash hider)


no no no no no no no no

Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:08:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/14/2015 12:16:09 PM EST by OldMarineVet]
Semper Fi. Thanks for the response and confirmation. For me it was in the late 1960's, early 1970's. Good luck. Thanks again
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:13:52 PM EST
Yeah, I've been doing it correctly through the breech. Not so bad if there's some sort of bench around. Can't picture how going through the breech in the field can be easier than through the muzzle. Anything you can suggest would be appreciated. Thank you
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:26:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By OldMarineVet:
Yeah, I've been doing it correctly through the breech. Not so bad if there's some sort of bench around. Can't picture how going through the breech in the field can be easier than through the muzzle. Anything you can suggest would be appreciated. Thank you
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break it down shotgun style (pull rear takedown pin - leave front in)

pull charging handle and BCG - throw in your cover

bend it over your knee and clean bore


it works decently enough
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 1:31:00 PM EST
Good idea. I'll do that. Thanks for your help.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 9:35:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 9:49:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By OldMarineVet:
Good idea. I'll do that. Thanks for your help.
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anytime Devil Dog

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 7:54:13 AM EST
Thank you for that suggestion. I actually have that Otis kit. It very good. But I'd rather use a cleaning rod than a snake for the bore.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 8:05:23 AM EST
Use a snake in the field. You shouldn't need more than that for the bore while out.

Use a rod at home or in camp where you can more thoroughly clean it and use a breech bore guide.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:01:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By OldMarineVet:
Thank you for that suggestion. I actually have that Otis kit. It very good. But I'd rather use a cleaning rod than a snake for the bore.
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The Otis isn't really a snake, at least like the typical snakes. It still uses threaded, covered, SS cables with brass fittings.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:57:27 AM EST
The M1 Rifle, M14 Rifle and M1 Carbine have to be cleaned from the muzzle or by using a pull-through, as the bore is not accessible to a rod from the breech end. So your old training was not really wrong for the M14 as far as the military was concerned, just bad for the muzzle in the long term.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:53:06 PM EST
Thank you for confirming the M14 instruction was correct (was a long time ago) Thanks
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 2:20:32 AM EST
I've always inserted the rod from muzzle end, THEN spun the brush on (breech end) and PULLED through the muzzle (I use rods the same method as a "pull through").
AK's don't have an inline bore, so I've gotten used to that method from cleaning them, so now I just do all my rifles that way.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:36:57 AM EST


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