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trstncmpbll 01-29-2010 05:35 PM

boiling a gun??
 
My grandpa was saying his friend who is an ffl boils his guns to clean them, my grandpa hasent done it. Something about this doesn't seem right. But could it be a trick to clean a gun to new, or would it mess with the gun its self?

lonyaeger 01-29-2010 05:52 PM

I prefer to put mine in the Crockpot for about ten hours or until desired tenderness is reached.

trstncmpbll 01-29-2010 06:00 PM

That's what I was thinking, throw some some ribs in with it too

cpttango30 01-29-2010 06:06 PM

If you boil them you have to boil them in hot oil I prefer 5w30 synthetic as it doesn't smoke as much as conventional motor oil.

Dillinger 01-29-2010 06:06 PM

Man, we have been over this about a dozen times now. :rolleyes:

I have a Crest Ultrasonic Cleaning Tank.

I strip the weapon down.

I fill a tank with hot water and add an approved detergent.

I put all the gun parts in there except for my slide because of my night sights.

I turn it on and walk away for 10 to 20 minutes depending on how much shooting I have done.

I pull the parts and rinse them under normal, hot, tap water from the sink.

I fill a seperate tank with approved lubricant.

I put all the parts back in and turn it on again. I walk away for about 20 minutes.

I come back, pull the parts, wipe them down with an old t-shirt or such, reassemble perfectly lubed & treated weapon, put back in holster, safe or whatever.

No issues as long as you get the water off and treat the weapon steel accordingly with a good quality gun oil.

JD

Gojubrian 01-29-2010 06:28 PM

How about a steam cleaner? Pour drano on it? :rolleyes:

NGIB 01-29-2010 06:31 PM

How about a bottle of Hoppes, a brush, and some patches? Been working for me for many years...

Gojubrian 01-29-2010 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGIB (Post 220824)
How about a bottle of Hoppes, a brush, and some patches? Been working for me for many years...

That's soooooooo boring. :D

We need to use our stoves and microwaves. Anyone here ever boil a glock? :D

Franciscomv 01-29-2010 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gojubrian (Post 220831)
That's soooooooo boring. :D

We need to use our stoves and microwaves. Anyone here ever boil a glock? :D

Goju, Glocks never need cleaning. Everybody knows that, you're such a noob. :D

trstncmpbll 01-29-2010 08:35 PM

I'm just going to give it to my puppy and let his go at it. In an hour or two it'll look brand new


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