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Old 09-20-2021, 09:42 AM
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Yes ... I would clean it .
I'm becoming my father ... his rule was after a hunting trip you cleaned and put away your gun BEFORE you ate supper or went to bed ...
No exceptions ... it didn't matter if you fired 1 or 100 rounds ...
...Cleaned , oiled , put away and then supper and bed .
He taught me well ... Thanks Dad .
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I think a lot of the cleaning routines that we grew up with and are ingrained in us came from our fathers and incolved the fact that they (and some of us) grew up in a time where there was a lot of corrosive ammunition that was used. Couple that with the fact that most guns were blued and there was no stainless firearms and it was ingrained in us that you CLEANED your guns after every shooting session.
Today if it is stainless and doesn't get wet, it gets a swab through the bore and cylinder and a wile down with whatever I have lying around to get the loose crud off and then it is good to go. Shotguns after a duck hunt get a bore snake and a wipe down with some sort of rust preventative. Full take down cleaning takes place after the season is over. When I started out, thee were no shot cups and you had to actually use a brush to get the lead streaks out of the barrel but that is not of any concern today. Hell, I shoy my dad's second year production 1100 until around 2000 before I actually punched the pins out and cleaned the innards.
Now if it gets wet or dunked, then different story. Case in point my son let my old A5 go swimming years back and didn't tell me. He did a pretty good job of cleaning it out and there was no evidence of any dunking no rust no nothing. He did a good job of cleaning it out except for one thing. The following year I opened the bolt and it froze. The recoil spring in the butt stock had rusted solid. Took a trip to the smith to clean that up.
Don't even speak to me about cleaning a Ruger 22 pistol
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After shooting , I clean. Now, I donít mean take it apart. I spray cleaner through the internals, brush out barrel and cylinder, clean off powder burns and lube. Then lube in / out and wipe off.
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That is also my experience.
I have a 4 digit centennial I bought used in the 60s and it has been carried in my pocket many miles and I got curious a couple of months ago and removed the side plate. It looked ok so I put in some 3N1 and put the side plate back on. Ever week or 3 I wipe the outside and inside with 3N1.
I have a M19 that I've carried around the homestead for several years and it gets the same loving care. It lives a harder life than my pocket gun because I carry it in a belt holster so it's more exposed to the elements. It really looks bad when the holster is full of saw dust and wood chips. Blow it off and it keeps on shooting. Larry
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Same with my carry gun on the tractor/chainsaw/farm work etc. quote "Blow it off and keep on shooting."
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18 rds . Wipe it off with a micro fiber hand towel and put it back in the case . Done deal .
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Thought you were supposed to clean them after every round fired......

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My FIL had a Springfield Model 67 Series E pump shotgun that he bought back in the '50s. He got it for $25 at a gas station. My BIL, who inherited it, told me he remembered his Dad taking it out hunting all day and when he got back, even if it had been raining hard, would just stand it in the corner till the next time it was needed. So an economy model (cheap!) shotgun, bought used, which received minimal care, if any.

BIL lacked cleaning supplies so asked me to clean and oil it. I gave it a decent cleaning but you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. The finish is pretty much gone, and rust is pretty widespread. The bore is pretty dark, but I got it as clean as I could.

The punch line is:
It will never win any beauty contests, but after 60+ years of abuse and neglect still shoots and functions fine.
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