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Posted: 11/6/2003 3:57:10 PM EDT
Everyone says that trying to get your guns clean enough to pass a white glove inspection will do more harm than good. Can someone explain how this is true? What will it harm in the gun? If it is bad for the gun, why does the military do it? Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 9:05:07 PM EDT
Nobody knows?
Link Posted: 11/6/2003 9:18:41 PM EDT
excess wear and tear i would assume. stripping everything down and cleaning it, using brushes, harsh chemicals....etc... not to mention, the more you disassemble and reasemble a weapon, the looser it's goign to get. If you msut strip it down, make sure to properly re-lube it. a bone dry rifle is a nightmare waiting to happen.
Link Posted: 11/7/2003 2:59:48 AM EDT
[url]www.armalite.com/library/techNotes/tnote29.htm[/url]
The fact is that Soldiers and Marines tend to vastly over-clean their rifles, despite official guidance that "white glove" clean isn’t proper. Armorers are held responsible for the improperly cleaned rifles found in their arms rooms. Under these conditions, they can be expected to demand extreme cleanliness. The power to reject the efforts of his superiors appeals to the tyrant residing in the heart of most armorers.
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Link Posted: 11/7/2003 3:28:37 PM EDT
Haven't you ever heard the saying "There's no reason for it, it's just the way we do things."?
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