Marlin 30-30

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by freshmanbuilder, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. freshmanbuilder

    freshmanbuilder New Member

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    Just inherited my grandpas Marlin 30-30. It's got some rust on the barrel and I am unsure how long it has been since the last cleaning. I want to strip it and do a deep clean, but I don't know how to take it apart completely. I know how to take the lever, bolt and ejection pin out, but I have no clue on how to do the rest. I am also looking for suggestions on what products to use.
     
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    Anna_Purna New Member

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  3. freshmanbuilder

    freshmanbuilder New Member

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    Lmao that won't happen. I was in the navy for 5 yrs. and I'll tell you it's nothing like when my dad was in. Thank you for the tip. What products do you suggest?
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    The standard powder solvent cleaner for ages has been Hoppes #9. If you have rusty spots on the exterior (barrel, receiver, etc) Go to the grocery store, housewares aisle. Buy a COPPER Chore-Boy pot scrubber. Wet the rusty area with a light oil, such as Remoil. Let soak for a few hours. Wet the Chore-boy with some additional oil, rub gently until rusty area is cleaned. Gun will take on a coppery color. Use a clean cotton cloth wet with a little more oil, rub- copper color comes off.

    Routine maintenance? http://www.marlinfirearms.com/pdfs/manuals/MFC_Centerfire.pdf
     
  5. freshmanbuilder

    freshmanbuilder New Member

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    Thank you very much. I'll be sure to post before and after pics.