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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 12/11/2001 3:28:58 PM EST
Hello people,
My question is how the hell does one clean the accumulated varnish from the chamber of a weapon which has fired hundreds of varnish coated/sealed ammo? (Like that Russian stuff)
I've heard some nasty consequences to using such ammo and the build-up of varnish.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 4:06:40 PM EST
You might try a citrus based cleaner such as Goo Gone for a conservative start. If that doesn't work, get some xylene, acetone, mek, or another solvent.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 5:40:09 PM EST
Get a green pad like the one on the back of a sponge. Get a dowel and cut a notch in one end. Insert a cut portion of green pad in the dowel rod, put the other in a drill. Insert in chamber and let the drill do the work. I know this is not clear but is the best I can do.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 10:10:47 AM EST
Never done it myself, but you can try the following until you find one that will remove the stuff:

1) mineral spirits / paint thinner
2) lacquer thinner
3) brake cleaner
3) acetone / MEK

Be careful not to let this stuff get on any plastic.
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