boiling a gun??

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by trstncmpbll, Jan 29, 2010.

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  1. trstncmpbll

    trstncmpbll New Member

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    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?
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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

  3. trstncmpbll

    trstncmpbll New Member

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    That's what I was thinking, throw some some ribs in with it too
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    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
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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

    NGIB New Member

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

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    That's soooooooo boring. :D

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

    Franciscomv New Member

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

    trstncmpbll New Member

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    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
     
  11. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Good grief!! How could I have been so stupid?? :D

    I still want to see one microwaved for two minutes then fired.
     
  12. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    If you are going to do that, might I suggest that you first dunk it in:
     

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  13. Dzscubie

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    JD,

    How much does one of those Ultrasonic Cleaners run?
     
  14. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    My friend has an ultrasonic cleaner and it has never ran. :)
     
  15. trstncmpbll

    trstncmpbll New Member

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    What about just stripping my gun, throwing it in a pot of boiling water then go through normal cleaning standards
     
  16. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Sounds and looks interesting, looks doable and looks like the average cost of a nice handgun. :cool:

    Sonic System Sales

    Jack
     
  17. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I wish you had asked this a few weeks ago brother. We got a coupon from SHOT for something like 20% off, which brought the price down well below MSRP.

    It was a gift, but if I remember correctly, it was around $500-$550 bucks. Something like that. It wasn't "cheap" but the service it provides is a HUGE plus.

    One thing I can tell you, it does a great job keeping rust and other problems from acquiring on my weapons and parts. I put my AR mags in there, I put my bolt and carrier in there, I put my magazines for all my pistols in there, I put my bolts in there from my long rifles. They all get the special Ultra Sonic lubricant treatment and I have NEVER had any issue with fit, form or function post treatment.

    I even have a cop buddy who comes over for UFC events and he always brings his carry Glock and I treat the whole damn gun for him. Yeah, I know, but he is a friend and I want the best for him since he is FORCED to carry The Ghey. :rolleyes:

    I would recommend one to anyone that can afford it. It does a great job and it's so simple a caveman could use.... Hey, wait a minute. :eek:

    JD
     
  18. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    boiling water or very hot water is what was used back when corrosive primers was all there was. people strip the wooden parts off their handguns and soak them in boiling water to remove the corrosive salts, pour boiling water in to barrels and actions to remove the salts. after that the heat of the metal would dry the weapon and lubrication was then applied.

    doing that to a modern firearm that has never seen corrosive primers and full of plastic would not be a good idea.
     
  19. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    I tried it with cabbage once, but it gave me gas. The Glock that is....... :mad:
     
  20. Jpyle

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    I usually serve mine with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
     
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