So I concord my fear and stripped my 10/22 down to springs and pins for a good ultrasonic cleaning. I found it was not bad at all once I was into it. I did not take the firing pin out. I also did not have out the extractor or the safety selector. So that is a question for the 10/22 masters out there. How do I get the safety selector out as well as the extractor. I can see how to get the firing pin out, I just did not have a pin punch and I did not want to go get one.
I had a bad experience as a teen with loosing the extractor and spring. The gun had to go to the shop to be fixed. I did not loose any parts this time and it works good. Any dam is it clean.