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Posted: 1/8/2006 8:46:59 PM EDT
I am cleaning my AR for storage until the first of march, when the ODNR range opens back up and I cant get the crud out from behind where the lugs lock, should I worry about it? How do you guys clean it?
thanks
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Link Posted: 1/8/2006 8:51:53 PM EDT
Lot's of Q-Tips.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 8:53:29 PM EDT
q-tips are too big and will not fit in the crack between the barrel and upper reciver
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Link Posted: 1/8/2006 10:40:35 PM EDT
If its really nasty, you could blast the area with brake cleaner. Just be sure to wear eye protection, and re-oil the weapon after cleaning. Brake cleaner gets all of the gunk out, oil included.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 10:51:38 PM EDT
chamber stars
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 11:38:58 PM EDT
hemostat + ends of Q-tips.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 11:45:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
chamber stars
cjweapons.com/cmstar_1_sm.jpg



More info on this?
would it be at a gun show?
thanks
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Link Posted: 1/8/2006 11:52:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 12:27:50 AM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By Morbid_Icon:

Originally Posted By twonami:
chamber stars
cjweapons.com/cmstar_1_sm.jpg



More info on this?
would it be at a gun show?
thanks
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I got them here
not sure about gun shows
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:15:04 PM EDT
Midway.

Bolt lug cleaning tool.

Cheap, and works great.

Another option is Sinclair and thier version of the same.

S-28
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:20:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 6:21:25 PM EDT by lobsterman]
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=25&t=257660

here you go. I ordered 60 of the stars today from G & R. Good people to deal with. Wish i knew how to make the link hot.


Edit: link same as above
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:50:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lobsterman:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=25&t=257660

here you go. I ordered 60 of the stars today from G & R. Good people to deal with. Wish i knew how to make the link hot.


Edit: link same as above


www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=25&t=257660
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:53:56 PM EDT
AR-15 chamber brush, cordless drill (set it to SLOW speed), CLP
Use a hemostat + patches or Hemostat + Q-tips and wipe off.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 10:24:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Morbid_Icon:

Originally Posted By twonami:
chamber stars
cjweapons.com/cmstar_1_sm.jpg



More info on this?
would it be at a gun show?
thanks
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I got them here
not sure about gun shows



Very interesting. I'll have to get some of those.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 10:30:28 PM EDT
Ok,Clp the dog shi$ out of the lugs with your scrub brush get an old sock out of the drawer and cut a large patch x3 (1 1/2 square) from the toe. thread it thru the patch holder and spin it inside the area. then go get some Q-tips and wipe between and around the lugs, then hose it out with gun scrubber.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 12:16:47 PM EDT
I used M-Pro 7, the AR chamber brush, 2 brass rod sections, and a Makita cordless. It turned the clear M-Pro 7 into a dark black liquid. Hemostat + patches and some Q-tips cleaned it up very nicely.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:32:46 PM EDT
+1 on the chamber stars
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 3:44:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Morbid_Icon:
q-tips are too big and will not fit in the crack between the barrel and upper reciver
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What crack? Do you mean the spot around the barrel nut? Use a pipe cleaner and run it around the perimeter. Or are you talking about the barrel extension?

Cut the Q-Tips to make them shorter and use a hemostat. Or just wrap a few patches around a hemostat and twirl it inside the barrel extension. $6/20 chamber stars is rather expensive considering you can get a few hundred or thousand q-tips for $1-$2. You can also get cheap patches for about 250-500/$5. The barrel extension doesn't have to be polished smooth/clean. It comes from the factory with parkerizing/phopshate everywhere except in the chamber, so whatever "crud" that builds up there should not affect normal operation of the rifle.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:51:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
+1 on the chamber stars


+2
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:27:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By darealickt:

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
+1 on the chamber stars


+2



+3. Once you go chamber stars, you'll never go back to the dark ages.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 11:31:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 11:38:42 AM EDT
Tag.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 8:51:00 AM EDT
The Chamber Stars took a job I used to dread and made it very easy. They've spoiled me and I'd hate to be without them.
Regards,
SKIP
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 5:55:47 AM EDT
I wrap a clean soft terry cloth towel fragment around a jag, and spin it slowly with a cordless drill. You could eat pudding off the lug area it it comes out so clean.

Fargo007
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 7:27:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 7:28:16 AM EDT by metroplex]

Originally Posted By fargo007:
I wrap a clean soft terry cloth towel fragment around a jag, and spin it slowly with a cordless drill. You could eat pudding off the lug area it it comes out so clean.

Fargo007



My Bushmaster barrels all have parkerizing in that area. The only thing that should be shiny there is the chamber and the area right around the chamber mouth. Everything else is dark brown/gray park so I couldn't even tell if the chamber stars did their job. My 45* hemostat + patch + q-tip deal works very well to soak up the black "water" that comes out after scrubbing.
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