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  • m92s
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    Re: Carry along gun cleaning kits?

    Originally posted by m92s View Post
    I'm guessing more like $20-30
    I was guessing right, it's $20 empty, $35 with contents:

    http://saintstactical.net/MS_Clean

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  • RT
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    I can't imagine ever NOT having a can of WD-40 or equivalent in the vehicle, any vehicle. In a pinch, regular motor oil is fine too, and modern motor oil usually has some anti-fouling detergents in it anyway. I even kept a mini-can int the little tool kit under my motorcycle seat for unsticking the choke or a brake cable. A Boresnake completes the kit. I usually have some steel wool around the vehicle too. Q tips in my personal hygiene kit. All of that works with keeping the weapons clean but personally, I have this thing about earwax anyway and scrub my ears a few times a day. I have hearing loss anyway, but itchy ears is a total no-go.

    Quality guns are not really picky on kinds of lube anyway, and I have even lubricated dry stored guns with stuff like transmission fluid (stinks though) and once when I was in the field, I was handed 200 blanks for my M60 and told I had to burn them up or there would be no chow. I was away from the vehicle and nobody had any CLP at all. The little bottle in my gunner's bag had popped open somewhere and leaked out.

    What did I have? Shaving gel and a canteen of water. Yep, the cool mint stuff. It dried to a crust very quickly during firing, so I had to keep pouring water into the weapon action in order to keep things working, and wet enough that it would stay wet and not dry to a nasty carbon crust by the time we got back to the barracks. For the good news, the stuff cleaned out great using Pine-Sol in the hot sink we normally used for cleaning mops, and all of the carbon fouling went out with it, the fastest easiest clean I ever got done on an M60. The Pine-Sol also left a waxy residue that was great for long term storage but it all had to go on really hot, hot enough that any water evaporated off quickly without getting trapped under the waxy stuff.

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  • ISC
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    Originally posted by kARL View Post
    A simple 22 cleaning kit was all that you needed, We had them sent from the world.
    The main problem was that FNGs would leave the same round in the chamber 24/7 the round would corrode and stick in the chamber. Too much LSA would also attract dirt and thus jams.
    I suspect that that goes for the new M-4s.
    Surprised to read that Marine rifles are jamming.
    If that is because they are worn army leftovers, that is one thing, but if it is because of lack of proper care, the gunny is going to have someone's azz as he should.
    karl
    The M16s of your era didn't have chrome bores. They fixed that a long time ago. Misfire was addressing vietnam era M16s used by soldiers and marines that were firing 5.56 loaded with leftover ball powder instead of the clean IMR powders they were designed for.

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  • kARL
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    The M-16 had to be cleaned last thing at night and first thing in the Morning.
    A simple 22 cleaning kit was all that you needed, We had them sent from the world.
    The main problem was that FNGs would leave the same round in the chamber 24/7 the round would corrode and stick in the chamber. Too much LSA would also attract dirt and thus jams.
    I suspect that that goes for the new M-4s.
    Surprised to read that Marine rifles are jamming.
    If that is because they are worn army leftovers, that is one thing, but if it is because of lack of proper care, the gunny is going to have someone's azz as he should.
    karl

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  • m92s
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    Re: Carry along gun cleaning kits?

    Originally posted by ISC View Post
    It's a piece of injected molded plastic. No more complicated than a $.79 dollar store soap container.
    Yeah, one should think.

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  • ISC
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    It's a piece of injected molded plastic. No more complicated than a $.79 dollar store soap container.

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  • m92s
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    Re: Carry along gun cleaning kits?

    Originally posted by ISC View Post
    I agree. I look forward to getting a couple if they are cheap enough ($2-$3 seems right)
    I'm guessing more like $20-30

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  • ISC
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    I agree. I look forward to getting a couple if they are cheap enough ($2-$3 seems right)

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  • m92s
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    Originally posted by ISC View Post
    I was thinking of just gutting an old M16 mag, cutting off the feed lips and putting a mag pull over it to keep everything in.
    I guess that would work too, although you might mix it with real mags and it would rattle around, and I'm sure getting to the contents would be less convenient, you'd have to pour it all out.

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  • ISC
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    I was thinking of just gutting an old M16 mag, cutting off the feed lips and putting a mag pull over it to keep everything in.

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  • m92s
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    Originally posted by ISC View Post
    That's a great idea. I wonder how much it will cost and when it will hit the market?
    No idea, I did almost contribute when their Kickstarter fundraiser was still active.

    On their Facebook page they wrote on December first:

    "This was one of our test samples. Our first production run will begin in about 2 weeks. We will start fulfilling our Kickstarter pledges in early January, if everything goes as planned."

    I should think they would aim to have production up and running come SHOT show.

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  • ISC
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    That's a great idea. I wonder how much it will cost and when it will hit the market?

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  • m92s
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    Originally posted by ISC View Post
    It occurs to me that a small container the size and shape of an M16 30 rd mag would be ideal for carrying a cleaning kit and a couple useful spare oarts or tools in. It would be a great accessory to carry in a spare mag pouch.
    Like this:

    http://soldiersystems.net/2013/07/01...-cleaning-kit/

    http://www.recoilweb.com/ms-clean-ma...kit-28399.html

    Also on Facebook.

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  • ISC
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    I've had several stuck cases over the years. Its common enough that I carried a sectional cleaning rod with me everytime I went on a mission. I also brought a small rem oil bottle and toothbrush. I kept all this wrapped up in a piece of tshirt which I could cut a patch off of if I needed to.

    One of the things that stuck with me when I read "Missfire" were how many reports there were of marines and soldiers who were taken out of the fight because their weapons had cases stuck in the chamber. It's why I think a chrome bore is an absolute necessity for a tactical rifle.

    The Otis kits and bore snakes are fine for cleaning a gun, but both are worthless for clearing a serious jam.

    It occurs to me that a small container the size and shape of an M16 30 rd mag would be ideal for carrying a cleaning kit and a couple useful spare oarts or tools in. It would be a great accessory to carry in a spare mag pouch.

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  • Herr Walther
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    .308 boresnake and a small bottle of CLP.

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