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alone

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GI cleaning kit frumps
« on: May 14, 2014, 09:52:13 am »
I never said I was smart...yeah, I just pulled a stupid.

I come up with the GI issue cleaning kit in the OD  green canvas pouch.
Akin to  these: http://www.kleen-bore.com/products/cleaning-kits/field-pack-kits
I do not do Camo, so the tan, or black one gets my attention...

Years later, Kleenbore offered the same thing without the pouch, just in a neat, small, snap closure dealie. So I have been using the dealie one forever, since the ones in pouches are long gone. I paid $ 4.95 for these, back in the day.

Frump!
Yikes! These ain't $4.95 anymore.
[Nor is gas 50 cents a gallon, nor...nor...)

*sniff*
Later on today perhaps I will use the bent-all-to-hell sections to make other stuff for use on the farm.
I used a Patchworm  (tm) to finish cleaning my CCW revolver. These will work with Lead-Away btw...
Oh well, at least my CCW is good to go, and the fridge  coils are clean...

Perhaps after digging around I will find some cleaning stuff, otherwise I will have to invest in something.

Where is the frump icon?

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    Re: GI cleaning kit frumps
    « Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 02:28:45 am »
    Yup.  Patchworm is your friend - especially on lever guns.    :thumbup1
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    Re: GI cleaning kit frumps
    « Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 10:48:14 am »
    I was turned onto the Patchworm, some years ago, by a pawn shop buddy of mine, now passed,  whom did a LOT of gun sales ( new, used, and pawn) and whom supported me and mine working with kids. He gave, or , umm....we got some "deals" on .22 rifles for kids. He also donated ammo, eye and ear protection. Along with pizza and other foods and drinks.

    Granted, one rarely cleans a .22 rimfire, still sometimes rain or cherry koolaid get into a .22 bolt gun. So while I kept a brass rod, .17 cal ( I like using .17 cal for .22 rimfire btw) in the event of squibs... These patchworms were neat gifts along with other stuff in gift kits for kids.

    Another range kit I had was the Otis Tactical kit. (* sigh* me and tactical, go figure). Still I always liked having a rod. My one pc Pro-shot and Dewey's are long gone.

    When I got a Savage in  .17 HMR, I was given a Bore-snake. I used it once, maybe twice, and it gives me the wee-be-jeebies. More so than the Bore Snake for .38spl. (which I had forgotten about, and have yet to use.

    As most know, I feel many guns are "over cleaned". That said I do run lead through my revolver I carry, so I do need to get that out.  When the accuracy gets off, I do run a patchworm through the .17 HMR, and .22 rifles.

    Many look down on section rods, but I don't, especially for revolvers. I can/do put different attachments, on the sections themselves. Lead-a-Way cloth, brush, patch, therefore I am not having to change out attachments and cleaning a revolver goes much quicker.

    One feature I really like about the GI issue with "folding "T" handle" is I have many times used it to thoroughly clean a shotgun chamber. Wisps of 0000 steel wool, or finest grit of Scotchbright pad on a brush, then inserting one of the sections, or small screwdriver,  into the hole of the "T" handle, then twisting and turning to remove the "plastization" plastic hulls will do. (one does not have this problem with paper shells...)

    I will give this some thought: as I am a minimum of 20 miles from any "gun stores", since living in middle of nowhere, out here in the country. Rural King (25 mi) does have Pro-shot stuff. 37 miles away Big R does as well.

    I will dig around and see what I have, hopefully. Or wait and take a chance on a gun show, then there is always the Internet.

    One last thing, just me and personal experiences. I really like the brushes by Otis, and Pro-shot, and still believe in the old GI patches...and the Lead-a-Way cloth, which I cut to fit caliber.

    CCW Model 10 is cleaned, has been fired, since I do carry a "dirty gun". Kitchen smells of Hoppe's 9, and the scent of Ballistol has dissipated  from the gun.

    Sending best-

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    « Last Edit: May 15, 2014, 11:02:09 am by alone »
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