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Old 10-30-2008, 06:20 PM
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just had a weird xperience with one of the factory mags,

loaded up 5 as usual, shot one, the mag jammed. 4 shells were
stuck in the mag and had to dis-assemble it to remove the shells.

inside was really filthy and a build up of gunk, must have prohibited
the rotor from turning, even with a tad of pushing, prying, etc, it just
wouldn't move,

i usually use a brake / carb spray cleaner, but evidently it is not doing
it's job, lol,

so, am wondering if spraying the inside with some dry teflon spray stuff
will help. have some of that stuff and usually use it on the inside of the
action.

re-assembling / adjusting the mags is my least fave job on these guns.

need to make / mod some sort of a tool to help me make this a more
simple job. am using an open end wrench presently to turn the 6 sided nut while i hold the opposite end with a shortened allen wrench.

but with a "handied" lefty have a bit of difficulty trying to hold everything
at the same time, lol,

anyway, how about using some dry teflon. i have elmers "slide-all",

thanks,

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Old 10-30-2008, 06:52 PM
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I just clen mine and reassemble dry, no lube.
Some brake/carb cleaners can damage plastic so I never use the stuff on any plastic parts.
I had a magazine that came with a used T model I bought last year that always would jam. Disassembled, cleaned it and put it back together and have not had a problem with it.
Dry teflon may help but IMO leaving the mag dry and clean would work better.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:07 PM
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Rico... Have you ever tried cleaning the factory mags by placing them upside down on the top rack of your dishwasher?
It's working well for me so far.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:14 PM
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hmmmmm, Mega,

i'm the dish washer, lol. actually, i have one, but it aint working.

am wondering if soaking them in a bowl with hot soapy water will work ??
then, rinsing them out and let them "drip dry",

hmmmmmm,

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Old 10-31-2008, 05:01 PM
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am wondering if soaking them in a bowl with hot soapy water will work ??
then, rinsing them out and let them "drip dry",
I don't see why not!
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:58 PM
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hmmmmmm,

am wondering if a blast of Simple Green first will help ??

THEN do the soak thingee,

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Old 10-31-2008, 06:21 PM
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am wondering if a blast of Simple Green first will help ??
THEN do the soak thingee,
A blast of Simple Green... let it soak... rinse... then let em soak in Simple Green and HOT water.

You could also use Orange Zep... a citrus based cleaner found at Home Depot. I use Orange Zep on my boat and it won't take the wax off and is environmentally friendly. Simple Green is friendly to the environment, but it will strip the wax.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:22 PM
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a number of people over the last few years since I joined have mentioned they use Simple Green in/on their mags. Should be safe. I'd try squeaky clean first, then maybe a thin film wipe down with dry lube if the cleaning doesn't do it. I have some Tri Flow with the grey label. Not many know it exists.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:32 PM
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thanks, all,

just trying to come up with a "simple solution" to get the mags clean without
having to take them apart. am not very good at that till i come up with some
sort of a tool to grasp the short tapered nubbie.

am thinking of cutting a small tapered groove in a small vise grip pliers,
but havent gotten around to that yet,

but, yea, have used Simple Green for many years. will give it a try nxt
mag cleaning session,

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Old 10-31-2008, 08:46 PM
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well, i didn't wanna wait.

all, lol, 5 of my mags are marked. soaked one in the "simple" stuff, cant
remember if it was diluted or not, but let it sit for about an hour, rinsed it
out and let it sit to dry.

on this mag, i sprayed the inside lightly with teflon dri-lube. the others
will not have this xtra step and wanna see how they do in comparison.

the others are soaking now as it is too dark to shoot, lol, so dont need
them right away, haha, tomorrow will be fine,

what i should do is take one of them apart and see how the "simple green"
is working. good idea guys, lol,

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Old 11-01-2008, 09:29 AM
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I put my dirty factory mags in a jar of mineral spirits. Ocassionlly shake and let soak, then let dry in the sun. I've had two new Ruger mags that didn't function properly. I sent them back to Ruger. They sent me replacements. One of the new ones didn't work properly until I disassembled and reassembled it.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:38 AM
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The one that came with my '73 model carbine still works great. I disassemble and clean it with nitro solution and wipe it all down with gun oil when it gets gunky. I put some blue Loctite on the screw (it is the original straight-slot type) when I reassemble it because I discovered that it will loosen up after 20-30 rounds which makes it hang up and troublesome to get out of the rifle.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:42 PM
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Simple Green is friendly to the environment, but it will strip the wax.
Since one of the problems could be wax buildup from the cartridges, this would be good it seems.
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