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Old 12-19-2019, 07:25 PM
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To that I say, no. Maybe, probably, perhaps?

I believe that over all, in modern guns over the last 50-60 years (since corrosive ammo went away) that more guns have been damaged by BAD and over-zealous cleaning than by neglect.

I believe that if you are ham-fisted and you are the type that scrubs and picks and scrapes and god forbid, if you use Flitz as a compound for cleaning... then yes, don’t touch it at all.

Me? I would absolutely field strip it, wipe down everything with a pinch of Hoppe’s#9, wipe off excess and lightly lube frame rails and lock-up points.

Especially on any alloy frame 1-2-3rd Gen such as a 3913, where the alloy frame very quickly shows wear from the movement of a steel slide across it.
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