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Old 08-01-2020, 12:21 PM
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After several years of occasional use, my 10/22 magazines need cleaning.

The instruction manual states, "When cleaning is necessary, use a solvent that

will not rust the metal components or adversely affect the plastic magazine box."

What solvent is the most effective for this and how long are the magazines kept

in it? Any other cleaning suggestions are appreciated. Ruger does state that

magazine disassembly/reassembly should not be attempted. Supposedly, if done

incorrectly, a potentially dangerous malfunction could occur. Do any of you know

what may happen?
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:32 PM
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I have cleaned all mine using using Kroil. Worked just fine, Flitz on metal. I found a tutorial on you tube (of course).
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I clean mine in a Sonic Bath., using Liquid Detergent. Blow with air to assist in dring them.
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I've never cleaned any of my 10/22 mags. Every once in a great while I'll turn them upside down and give them a little spray of Hornady One Shot. Never had any issues.
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I have no idea what kind of dangerous malfunction could occur.

I did have to clean my magazines after shooting a couple thousand rounds suppressed. Using light recoil springs and standard velocity ammo it was sometimes failing to pick up rounds completely.

Mpro-7 and wood stick q-tips are great on the plastic bits. Had to use Otis 085 (any solvent should work) on the feed lips to de-gunk and then polished a little with flitz.

Re tensioning the coil spring was the hardest part, they sell a tool but I was able to do it by hand, or some needlenose pliers can help.

There are videos on youtube.
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read the sticky
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=114704
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I don't clean mine often but I have had good luck with cheap lighter fluid. It works well, evaporates, and leaves a very light film behind that doesn't collect fouling.
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When I have disassembled my magazines I use Hopes and a stiff brush. No issues.
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Never have cleaned mine after thousands of rounds. Don't see the need to do it unless there is a problem.
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Never have cleaned mine after thousands of rounds. Don't see the need to do it unless there is a problem.
I usually just use a brush and a little Hoppes to clean the gunk off of the feed lips for routine cleaning..but I have done a complete teardown and scrub on some of my older mags, that spent their early years as part of the rental equipment at a family friends firing range, where I worked as a kid...considering how many rounds those magazines have seen they weren't really that bad

so I'd say just keep the feed lips clean, and you're GTG for a lifetime of normal shooting
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:07 PM
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TandemKross makes a nice 10/22 magazine disassembly/reassembly tool kit:

https://www.tandemkross.com/1022%C2%...ner_p_228.html
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I spray them out with gunscrubber at the end of the summer.
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I have a rather high grade Darne shotgun, French maker, a sliding breech double barrel. The sear's sitrikers, ect are all in the removeable sliding breech. At one time the mfr recommended cleaning and lubing the breechblock, by simply soaking and rinsing in diesel fuel and then setting aside to let the excess drain out. I suspect that would work on these magazines also, but personally I do not care for the smell of diesel.
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