my gun is a mess, help cleaning

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by calikid2006, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. calikid2006

    calikid2006 New Member

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    Sorry if this has been answered numerous times... I just shot about 500 rounds at the range with my Walther 22 handgun and I used lead Federal rounds which turn out to be quite dirty. My gun is full of gunk where there is no way in hell I can even reach it to clean it, even when taken apart.

    What can I do?
     
  2. supergus

    supergus New Member

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    First off, welcome!
    Now, I know you said you can't get to all the gunk, but most (every one that I've owned) handguns can be completely disassembled to the bare frame. Learn to detail strip it. Even if you can't, soak it in Hoppe's #9, Shooter's Choice foaming Gun Scrubber, or some thing similar. If you use a liquid cleaner, completely submerge the gun/parts. With a foaming cleaner, just spray the heck out of it. Either way, let it soak for a while, brush any stubborn fouling, and then hose it down with bore cleaner (similar to brake cleaner in that it leaves no residue). then apply a little gun oil to a rag and wipe everything down.
     

  3. calikid2006

    calikid2006 New Member

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    Thanks a bunch.
    I was thinking along the lines of submerging the gun in something, as you said. Are there any products I can get at say a sporting good store that will work for submerging the gun? How about mineral spirits?
     
  4. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    That gunscrubber stuff that Supergus suggested works pretty good, I also use a set of cheap dental picks and an old tooth brush to get to hard to reach area in my AR. You should be able to get a set of picks at a flea market, that's where I got mine.

    Also, most .22 ammo is dirty. My .22LR rifle has to be cleaned about every 200 rounds, gets gummed up pretty quick. It doesn't like to cycle when dirty.
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    See if you can't find a bucket of Polydunkit.
     
  6. supergus

    supergus New Member

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    I think Cylinder & Slide make that.
     
  7. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Yup.

    10char
     
  8. john_101

    john_101 New Member

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    i dont know what exactly to do with that type of your gun but do it quick because its getting bad if its not clean for long time
     
  9. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Mineral Spirits won't clean your gun worth a crap. You need to use nitro solvent in whatever form you like. I use spray... there are also solvents available to soak your gun in, if you like.
     
  10. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

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    .22s Do not tend to lead up the bore too much .
    You can spray the gun with G-96 Gun Treatment and let it soak overnight . In the morning, brush everything with a nylon brush similar to a toothbrush, available from Kleenbore . Then spray it out with Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber or equivalent to remove the G-96 and all of the fouling it soaked loose .

    Swab the bore first with a patch and G-96 . Follow with a brush, wet patches altenated with dry patches, and finish with a wet patch . Lightly oil the gun by wiping it down with G-96. Let it dry, and wipe off the excess . For long term storage, spray it again with G-96 and don'y wipe it off .
    You can modify this procedure by substituting your choice of gun oil for the final lubrication .
     
  11. cbw

    cbw New Member

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    Pay attention to what the man says here " bare frame" some of the cleaners will EAT you grips. That's why he is saying bare frame. Read the can or bottle, if you have wooden grips they can also be damaged by some products by overnight soaking. Gun Scrubber works good, along with good old Hoppes #9. followed up when all is clean and the bore has a film of gun oil in it, with a shot of Slicker to keep the parts that are suppose to slide sliding smooth. Oh yeah welcome!
     
  12. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    I can only assume that you have a Walther P22. I also had problems cleaning ALL of the residue out of my P22. Any pressurized can of cleaner will work just fine. Spray it down, let it sit for a while, spray it again, then maybe a can of air to thoroughly get all the cleaner out. Then oil it REALLY well and it should be just fine. And remember, toothbrushes and Q-Tips are your friend and should be in your cleaning kit.