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    Question Intitial Cleaning Of New Firearms?

    From actual experience, what is best to use to clean/wipe down brand new, out of the box firearms?

    What are they coated with coming from the factory, gun oil?
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    I do. Field strip, swab out , re-oil.
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    I always strip and clean my new guns and used guns as I know how to properly dismantle them, know what the internals look like and that they are cleaned and lubed to my standards.
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    I always clean a new gun. Some have a fairly thick coating of whatever they use to prevent corrosion. I use Breakfree CLP or Hoppes#9, but gunscrubber works better as long as lube everything afterwards. I have also used Acetone on some stubborn factory grease
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    Quote Originally Posted by delcrossv View Post
    I do. Field strip, swab out , re-oil.

    But what specifically (product brand wise), do you use? gun wipes, oil clothes, etc?

    What is it which guns are all coated in now(new Uberti SAA's)?

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    Many leave the factory with oil in the barrels, and some even have metal chip in a variety of places.

    I always clean them. You don't want oil in a barrel because of the hydraulic effect . You don't want chips for the damage they can do. A good once over and field strip is needed.

    I use an appropriate cleaning kit with Hoppes cleaning and lubrication chemicals or another penetrating preserving gun oil like RemOil.

    Nothing fancy. Just the right stuff.

    I also like "Boresnake" type cleaning ropes.

    NEVER use WD-40 on firearms. It's a water displacement chemical, not a lubricant or metal preservative.

    Do not over clean guns. You'll cause more wear than using the gun will.
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    Any new gun comes with this thing called an Owner's Manual - it really helps to read it so you know how they expect their gun to be cleaned and lubed and where.
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    gun cleaning videos you tube gunblue490 sooch00 . Midway USA ,Ruger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby'sDad View Post
    Any new gun comes with this called called an Owner's Manual - it really helps to read it so you know how they expect their gun to be cleaned and lubed and where.
    Hey...
    That's condescending not to mention bad grammar.
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    Might be a coincidence but my most accurate guns all had the insides of the barrel cleaned first.
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