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Re: Surpluss cleaning kit?
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2009, 06:28:53 pm »
This is the piece I am talking about.

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    « Reply #26 on: October 07, 2009, 06:29:54 pm »
    Is it for the Mauser family of rifles only? 
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    « Reply #27 on: October 07, 2009, 06:30:28 pm »
    It's for the mauser, did you read the initial question? :facepalm

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    « Reply #28 on: October 07, 2009, 08:36:43 pm »
    A bore guide, maybe? Or a chamber brush?

    FMJ's right: some more information would be helpful.
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    « Reply #29 on: October 07, 2009, 08:38:05 pm »
    I put up a picture, it is on the top of the page.

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    Re: Surpluss cleaning kit?
    « Reply #30 on: October 07, 2009, 10:07:37 pm »
    The top item is the oiler (you probably figured that out already), the church-key looking thing on the bottom seems to be a handle for the cleaning chain and a takedown tool for the floorplate (some googling dropped me here--don't have a K98 myself).

    Truth be told, I wouldn't want to run one of those steel chains through my barrel.
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    « Reply #31 on: October 08, 2009, 12:16:10 am »
    It's more a decerative piece, an display piece, if you will. I have acccess to aproper cleanig kit with all the fixings, and I have my own bore snake.

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    « Reply #32 on: October 08, 2009, 12:18:17 am »
    They are beautiful rifles, I can't wait to take mine home.

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    Re: Surpluss cleaning kit?
    « Reply #33 on: October 08, 2009, 12:45:52 am »
    Special Receiver cleaning device?

    Do you mean one of these? I have two or three in my cleaning kit.

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    « Reply #34 on: October 08, 2009, 01:40:23 am »
    Special Receiver cleaning device?

    Do you mean one of these? I have two or three in my cleaning kit.



    And once again, Outbreak wins the thread!  :clap
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    Re: Surpluss cleaning kit?
    « Reply #35 on: October 08, 2009, 05:57:44 pm »
    Wow, tooth brushes to clean a bore, is that a joke?

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    « Reply #36 on: October 08, 2009, 06:13:19 pm »
    Wow, tooth brushes to clean a bore, is that a joke?

    You were asking about cleaning a receiver.
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    « Reply #37 on: October 08, 2009, 06:16:24 pm »
    Actually, I asked what that piece was for, then the subject of runing metal through the bore came up, then........ I don't know? But I can see how the receiver would work.

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    « Reply #38 on: October 08, 2009, 08:54:33 pm »
    Wow, tooth brushes to clean a bore, is that a joke?

    Well, I did mention "receiver" in that post, but either way, as long as you have a big enough bore, or a small enough toothbrush, why not?
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    « Reply #39 on: October 08, 2009, 08:55:34 pm »
    [Smaller] brushes like that work for pistol frames too.  You'd be surprised all the gunk you find in those nooks and crannies.  I have used these in the past with success.  I like how they have a big brush and a fine brush.

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=22941/Product/ALL_PURPOSE_BRUSHES

    In fact, when you asked for "special cleaning tools" for receivers, this is what first popped into mind.
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    « Reply #40 on: October 09, 2009, 09:59:04 am »
    FMJ, you just don't listen do you, I asked how that one piece worked! I didn't ask about special receiver cleaners, look at the question.

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    « Reply #41 on: October 09, 2009, 10:13:42 am »
    Calm down, I was making an addition to Outbreak's point on using tooth brushes...
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    « Reply #42 on: October 09, 2009, 02:07:19 pm »
    Alright guys.  Let's chill and talk about guns, not semantics.  ;)

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    Re: Surpluss cleaning kit?
    « Reply #43 on: October 09, 2009, 02:25:55 pm »
    I saw a couple of nice Mauser cleaning kits on IMA-USA.com, they were both surpluss, one was made in 1938, the other is WWII production. the first one is 34.95, the second is 29.95. Are they worth getting? If so which one is best to buy?

    One question: is there room in the butt of the piece for he cleaning kit? In my experience that extra pound of metal in the stock eats up some of the recoil. All of my M14Ses have cleaning kits in the stocks, even though I have never used them. I am concerned with using bare steel rods in chrom-lined bores, but I find the notion of a steel rod on board comforting, in case I have to knock out a squib while out training.

    So, for regular cleaning, I am not so hot on a surplus kit. I do like to have one, however, if it fits in the rifle's stock.
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    « Reply #44 on: October 09, 2009, 04:44:52 pm »
    Toothbrush indeed.  A good tool.  As are some Q-Tips.  And I've become a fan of bore snakes.  A big fat boresnake can mop out a stripped receiver tube nicely.
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    Re: Surpluss cleaning kit?
    « Reply #45 on: October 09, 2009, 07:24:23 pm »
    I second the boresnake motion.

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    Re: Surpluss cleaning kit?
    « Reply #46 on: October 09, 2009, 09:09:27 pm »
    They are quite the handy little tools, aren't they?
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