Cleaning With Water

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by PanBaccha, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Does anyone owning an AK 47 clean their rifle with water? I don't as a rule. But lately the topic has come up with others that do. Just wondering. :confused:

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  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    good to use water if your shooting corrosive ammo.
     

  3. MachineHead

    MachineHead New Member

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  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Water or water with ammonia followed with your regular gun cleaning solutions(Hoppes #9 or whatever you use). Then oil of course.
     
  5. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    I shoot corrosive through mine and I always clean with windex and hot water. The primers leave salts and those are easily cleaned with hot water and windex. If im low on windex ive used dawn dish soap to neutralize the salts aswell. Damn near anything can be used to clean an Ak. And I usually lube mine with ATF fluid.
     
  6. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    Water works fine for any gun. After heavy shooting I clean all my guns with hot water and dawn. I have had some of my guns for over 30 years. None of them have required more than preventative maintenance. I used to use joy before dawn got to be so popular. So many weekends I have shot 800 rounds with a shotgun or 500 rounds with a 22. When you shoot that much just a brush and rag is not going to clean your gun effectively.

    By the way, no I don't use a spray bottle. I get a bucket full of hot water and dish washing liquid to soak the gun in. Then I use a hose to rinse the gun off. When I am finished washing the gun I blow dry the parts. Then I lubricate and reassemble the gun. Every time my guns are so clean they can pass a white glove inspection.

    I have avoided little nasties that a lot of people experience like the gas tube blowing out on an SKS. None of my revolvers have carriage problems. The only parts that I wear out are shell stops on pump shotguns.
     
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  7. Donn

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    The best way to clean the trigger housing group in my old M-14 was to run it under hot water, dry thouroughly, apply a light coating of oil. Do the same thing these days with my M1 Carbine.