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Old 08-24-2019, 11:15 AM
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Cleaned my 10/22 for the first time in 15 years.



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I bought my 10/22 in 2004. I cleaned it for the first time today.

For those of you that wonder how often you should clean your 10/22, maybe never. I have fired thousands of rounds through my 10/22 without any maintenance. Not even one drop of lubricant. The amazing thing is that I can't recall even one failure of any kind. Now watch it jam, now that I have cleaned it.

Anyone else have any similar experience with your 10/22?
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:39 PM
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Yup, now you went and done it, it will never be the same.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:18 PM
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That's what I'm afraid of.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:54 PM
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Not cleaning your guns is like not wiping after using the bathroom.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:11 PM
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I've got a couple of 10/22 Mannlichers and an M77 in 7x57 that I haven't cleaned since I bought them in the early eighties...





but they're still NIB
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:03 PM
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I've got a couple of 10/22 Mannlichers and an M77 in 7x57 that I haven't cleaned since I bought them in the early eighties...

but they're still NIB
Better make sure they are not Rust in Box!
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:08 PM
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Better make sure they are not Rust in Box!
everything in the safe gets checked every few months, whether it gets used or not

and that paper that they are wrapped in from the factory is still doing it's job of keeping the rust away
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:12 PM
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A lightly oiled patch up the barrel wouldn’t hurt
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:35 PM
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Mine had some buildup at the front of the receiver, but that's all. What little lubricant that was left looked burnt. I checked the bore before cleaning it and it was shinier than a new quarter. If it does start having problems, I'm going to kick myself.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:36 PM
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Talking cleaning my guns

just my opinion, but I look at my guns as quality precision tools for my sport of plinking, and part of the sport pleasure is treating my guns to a clean / lube after each use. every ones guns are theirs to do with as they please. it is your hard earned money invested.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:37 PM
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i agree

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Old 08-25-2019, 01:27 AM
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just my opinion, but I look at my guns as quality precision tools for my sport of plinking, and part of the sport pleasure is treating my guns to a clean / lube after each use. every ones guns are theirs to do with as they please. it is your hard earned money invested.
The best kept secret, (not really that well kept), in the rimfire world is that the barrels actually shoot better when a little dirty, that's why some of us leave the barrel alone and instead clean the bolt face and chamber often. Also, not using oil keeps the innards a lot cleaner, so One Shot cleaner/dry lube is the order of the day. It's way more fun to shoot than clean.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:49 AM
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Apparently some people were more vigorously toilet trained than others
The transition from gun cleaning to toilet procedures leaves me wondering how the dreaded carbon ring so transitions

And posits the question , will I need a bent brush?
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:53 PM
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And posits the question , will I need a bent brush?
Depends on your reach, I guess.
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