You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gunsmithing & Do-It-Yourself Projects > Gunsmithing Forum >

cleaning after shooting corrosive ammo?


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2010, 04:02 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: seattle,washington
Posts: 15
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default cleaning after shooting corrosive ammo?

I just picked up a couple mosin nagants and a 8mm mauser and have been shooting surpluss ammo out of them for the simple economics of it, but no matter how much I clean in a couple of days the barrels look filthy.So the ? is, is there a special solvent that I can use to counter act the effects of the corrosive ammo and make it so I dont have to clean the barrels every few days?


springfield is offline  
tinbucket Likes This 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 11-17-2010, 04:32 AM   #2
Administrator
FTF_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 19,705
Liked 13299 Times on 5653 Posts
Likes Given: 2203

Default

Yes. the older GI bore cleaner- US 30-06 was corrosive up into the early 50's.

Could I ask how you are cleaning barrels now? I shoot a lot of Commie 7.62 and Turk 8mm- For me, rifle goes in padded vise, muzzle down at a 45 degree angle, bucket under muzzle, plastic funnel in chamber. Quart of HOT water poured thru bbl, bronze bush with Dawn dish detergent, scrub bore 20 strokes, another quart of HOT water, 2 clean dry patches, wait 10 minutes, oily patch, wipe off and oil bolt, put away.


__________________
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2010, 10:03 AM   #3
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 12,008
Liked 4404 Times on 2473 Posts
Likes Given: 2087

Default

Good advice c3, but may I add, check on the firearm after a few days to see if you need to redo c3shooter's procedure.
I know that I sometimes don't concentrate on areas as I should and have been "bitten" once or twice.
__________________
Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)
danf_fl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2010, 05:09 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
surgicaltech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Salem
Posts: 25
Likes Given: 17

Default

At the range I squirt Windex with ammonia in it down the barrel, soak a few patches in Windex and run them through. When I get it home it's hot water then more Windex until the patches run clear. Then I use a copper removing solvent then it gets oiled.
surgicaltech is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2015, 12:21 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Saman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: McComb, MS
Posts: 63
Liked 52 Times on 21 Posts

Default

I use Murphy's Oil Soap concentrate. One quarter cup of Murphy's to 1 gallon of water. Swab the bore and let it sit. Dry the bore and clean with a bronze brush and Hoppe's #9. I always check the bore after 3 days and if it looks dusty, I repeat the process.

This method also works with Black Powder fouling. The only difference is, I do not use Hoppe's or any other oil based solution when using Black Powder. Oil based cleaners and preservatives turn Black Powder fouling hard and difficult to clean. I used Murphy's solution on my Sharps .45-70 target rifle and it cleaned it beautifully.
Saman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2015, 12:37 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,325
Liked 1638 Times on 1020 Posts
Likes Given: 625

Default

I spray windex, bore brush, & water, i then run patches of windex, solvent & to finish i run a patch of oil.
gunman41mag is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2015, 12:45 AM   #7
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mercator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 10,993
Liked 5920 Times on 3944 Posts
Likes Given: 3061

Default

Not a big deal, just run a couple of patches soaked in soapy water, then dry, and clean as usual. Corrosive primer residue is water soluble.

Most M91/30 barrels are dirty anyway and will never return clean patches. As long as the rifling is sharp and the bore is reasonably shiny, fire away. They were built to endure corrosive ammo, and held up pretty well after 50+ years in storage.
Mercator is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2015, 06:07 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,444
Liked 536 Times on 375 Posts
Likes Given: 293

Default

I have some cans of mil surplus from WWI to WWII era of bore cleaner, for the corrosive ammo, they used then.
I think it is referred to as milk.
I have no idea what is in it. The cans are short small od colored cans.
If can get the chance to dig through all the stuff still packed, from moving I'll post it.
Might still find some at Army Surplus stores.
I used in in the Garand after firing some surplus .30-06 several years ago. I couldn't tell it did anything special to the bore but there is still no rust, in the bore and hasn't been fired since late nineties.
As far as the rest of the rifle, It was disassembled and cleaned with Hoppes and I may have used some down the bore too.
tinbucket is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2015, 10:47 AM   #9
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 12,008
Liked 4404 Times on 2473 Posts
Likes Given: 2087

Default

Original post from 2010.

Why not open a new one?
__________________
Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)
danf_fl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2015, 02:23 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dh1633pm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Central New York
Posts: 17
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I used WD-40 at the range and then clean good when I get home. The bottom line is that corrosive primers leave salt in the barrel. Salt is not oil soluble, but water soluble. Windex, Soup and water, WD-40 (water based) all dissolve the salt. Do that first and then clean your regular way. Based on the thread and the nice people who responded you now have a bunch of solutions. Remember salt dissolves in water.


dh1633pm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Shooting down gun myths, Muzzle wear from cleaning sarge_257 General Rifle Discussion 23 11-14-2010 12:07 AM
5 Yugo SKS Questions-Value, Ammo, Cleaning, Modifications, and Compliance Borden AK & SKS Discussion 12 09-17-2010 03:32 AM
Cleaning up after Wolf ammo rhevans AR-15 Discussion 4 06-22-2009 10:00 PM