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Old 11-06-2013, 12:21 AM   #81
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i'll point out another fact about guns. if you ever decide to sell a gun, poorly maintained guns don't bring premium prices. and people who have been around them for a while can spot a poorly maintained gun. when i see one, i have to supsect what else may be wrong with it, if it was so poorly maintained and what work will i have to do to correct it, which means i ain't offering a premium price for it.

a properly maintained and one that has had good care during it's usage bring a much better price if you decide to sell.
It's kinda like looking at a used car.

"Has overheating issues" means to me that it's likely been overheated quite often and needs heads.
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It's kinda like looking at a used car.

"Has overheating issues" means to me that it's likely been overheated quite often and needs heads.
very same principals. a well maintained vehicle that was taken care of and not abused brings a much better price at resale or as a trade-in.

well maintained equipment, regardless of whether it's a gun or a vehicle, last much longer and give many more years of enjoyment. i also am a big proponent of preventative maintenance and have found out over the years, that maintenance is much less expensive in the long run than repairs.
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Thanks for the info trip on the frog juice.
I just started using the snakes good so far. Ive got a 1 piece aluminium rod for my 22s im bad to break the little brass ones.
Hoppes #9 , mobil 1, some lucas gun oil
When I stock back up Im gana try kriol an ballistol

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Thanks for the info trip on the frog juice.
I just started using the snakes good so far. Ive got a 1 piece aluminium rod for my 22s im bad to break the little brass ones.
Hoppes #9 , mobil 1, some lucas gun oil
When I stock back up Im gana try kriol an ballistol
Racer, i started using the Kano Kroil because i had read that many benchrest shooters liked using it for a bore solvent. i found so many other uses for the stuff as well. it will bring a blued finish on a gun back to life and will remove rust an is a wonderful penetrating oil for stuck fastners. it is one of the best products i have found so far.
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i'll point out another fact about guns. if you ever decide to sell a gun, poorly maintained guns don't bring premium prices. and people who have been around them for a while can spot a poorly maintained gun. when i see one, i have to supsect what else may be wrong with it, if it was so poorly maintained and what work will i have to do to correct it, which means i ain't offering a premium price for it.

a properly maintained and one that has had good care during it's usage bring a much better price if you decide to sell.
I agree 100%. Nothing worse then pulling a slide off a 1911 and having chunks of carbon and unburn powder fall out.
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I agree 100%. Nothing worse then pulling a slide off a 1911 and having chunks of carbon and unburn powder fall out.
It amazes me that some people think that cleaning a gun means cleaning the outside. My dad is one of those. He's mid fifties, has an old Marlin 30-30 that he hasn't broken down and cleaned in at least 30 years. No, it doesn't work anymore.
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no it's not. hot water andsoap neutralize the corrosive acids in the powder and primers of some of that old MilSurp ammo.
So I guess you can Open Carry in the shower.
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So I guess you can Open Carry in the shower.
I always clean my gun in the shower. Sometimes it goes off!
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You're bad!
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So I guess you can Open Carry in the shower.
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