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GlocksNBagels
09-05-2008, 11:55 PM
Thanks CG!

SJgunguy24
09-06-2008, 12:04 AM
I wiped mine down with Breakfree and pulled a soaked bore snake through and away we go. It's an AK,"clean" is relitive.

sb_pete
09-06-2008, 12:20 AM
spit, shine, smile... thumbs up;)

aplinker
09-06-2008, 2:14 AM
Always clean a rifle before 1st use. I'd also clean and inspect with a field strip, too. Never assume it's ready to go.

All Nav
09-06-2008, 7:18 AM
Personally, I think this business about AKs not needing to be cleaned is a myth. I know they take a licking and come back for more, but why neglect a tool that may save your rear one day? Since I want it to go bang every time it's supposed to, I clean my Saiga after every use. Perhaps not as anally as I do my bench guns, but still....

Full Clip
09-06-2008, 10:52 AM
Total myth.
Not properly cleaning a rifle is just "abuse." Some guns, like the Saiga/AK, just take it much better than others.

tophatjones
09-06-2008, 3:21 PM
I agree with the two above. If you're really keen on not cleaning, the least you can do is clean the throat area once in a while. Otherwise, you'll get premature throat erosion.

M. Sage
09-06-2008, 4:53 PM
I agree with the two above. If you're really keen on not cleaning, the least you can do is clean the throat area once in a while. Otherwise, you'll get premature throat erosion.

Is that much of a problem in a chrome-lined rifle?

lawrence29
09-06-2008, 10:10 PM
Clean, clean, & clean. Inspect barrel before any shoot. Weapon discipline is to ensure function during fire. Even in trenches of mud and dirt under fire, cleaning still takes place. The enemy do clean their AKs.