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Old 09-13-2011, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default Just wanted to share a cleaning tip for sub compact pocket .22LR pistols

So I have a taurus PT-22LR and they are notorius for jamming when not 100% clean and oiled. this goes for other tiny pocket automatics as well. A very similar gun is the beretta 21a bobcat .22LR and as anyone who owns one of these knows they are only made to field strip down so far . On the PT-22 you can only take the slide off and that's about it. So i used to use a q-tip oiled up to clean . but i could always still see a bit of smush in the crevice's that the q-tip couldn't reach.

So what I did was take a old tooth brush and i cut the taper off the outside on both sides off with a utility knife and got the whole thing about 1/4 of an inch wide all the way down. and oiled the crap out of the gun and HOOLLYYYYY CRUD , it really did the trick.The bristles are so long they really got in places I've never been able to clean before as well as the whole clip housing in the grip.

So just wanted to share this little trick I learned. it has worked extremely well and now my gun is completely spotless.

If this is an old trick and I was the only goofball who didn't know it than sorry to waste 2 mins of your life haha

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Tricks, old or new, are nice and handy to bring up.

Don't apologize. Nice demo!

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Too much oil on any rimfire with create a mess. Try blasting the insides with Gun Scrubber (a.k.a. brake cleaner) then wipe it down with a light coat of Breakfree CLP.

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My PT22 did not jam as long as you only put 8 rnds in the mag and used good quality 40 gr ammo. Ultra hi speed ammo will damage the pistol and void your warranty. Mine broke after 19 years and many thousands of rounds. The factory replaced it under warranty. Too much oil is not good for any 22 and will kill a cartridge.

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My PT22 did not jam as long as you only put 8 rnds in the mag and used good quality 40 gr ammo. Ultra hi speed ammo will damage the pistol and void your warranty. Mine broke after 19 years and many thousands of rounds. The factory replaced it under warranty. Too much oil is not good for any 22 and will kill a cartridge.
I use 36gr Remington hollow point "golden bullets" SO FAR haven't had any trouble with it yet.

And i didnt know you could over oil it either.... you think my air gun on my compressor would work for removing excess oil? just blowing it clean at 80 - 90 psi?
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A lot of 22 pistols wont function reliably with 36 gr HP and with the very short barrel the HPs are not going to expand anyway. You will get better penetration with the solids. Make sure you are wearing goggles if you try the compressor.

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Simply blowing the excess oil will not do it. You need to clean the oil completely off with Gun Scrubber (a.k.a. brake cleaner) and then apply a LIGHT coat of Breakfree CLP and wipe it down.

Remington Golden Bullets are the worst of the .22LR ammo available. They are filthy and will jam in most autos. I have had good luck with Winchester 333/555 bulk packs from Wally World. CCI Blazers and Mini-Mags are great choices too, but cost a bit more.

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