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Posted: 4/2/2006 1:46:54 PM EDT
Basic Training. Forty years ago. Lackland AFB. Firing range. After we qualified with our weapons we disassembled our rifles and dunked the upper receivers into a large vat and then cleaned the barrels with brushes and patches. Does anyone remember those vats and what may have been in them? All I can remember is that it had the consistency of kerosene or diesel fuel but it smelled like a cleaner not like a fuel. Couldn't that method be used today with our rifles, including garands and 03's, etc? Just curious.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 5:52:10 PM EDT
I do exactly that with my rifles, just on a smaller scale.

Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:19:30 PM EDT
QUIBB I have a very large plastic wallpaper pan that would be perfect for dunking rifle barrels, etc. What solution do you use? Why wouldn't a good parts cleaner work? It's relatively inexpensive in bulk quantities and safe to use in the shop. Are bore cleaners available in large quantities without it costing an arm and a leg?
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 6:01:16 PM EDT
See my link for an update.
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