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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 12:23 pm 
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SureShot wrote:
I've often read here on the forum about people cleaning their new airguns the moment they take them out of the box to clean out factory residue.


I'm in the "clean it first" camp. If you put a gun into storage it makes sense to coat the inside of the barrel with oil to prevent rust, and I'd hope that manufacturers do that before shipping them to sit on a dealers shelf for an unknown time. I oiled a barrel I wasn't intending to use until winter, then, seeing as it was raining and I'm impatient I took it out the next day and modified it to fit in a p17. It was shooting hideous groups until I remembered the oil and cleaned it all out, then things got back to normal.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 12:44 pm 
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EverHopeful wrote:
[ and modified it to fit in a p17.



What barrel did you mod ?
how long was it ?

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 12:53 pm 
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10" 177 that I swapped out of the 2240 when I put the 12" in.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 12:58 pm 
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thanks :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:11 am 
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This week I bought a simple cleaning kit that came several tips, brass brushes and cotton swabs for various calibers from .22 to shotgun c/w some cotton patches.
I'm only interested in the .22 cal tips and the cotton patches.

I tried cleaning my Crosman Phantom, a used air rifle that I happen to like. I began with Goo Gone on a cotton patch and I was genuinely surprised how dirty the barrel was.
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I repeated the cleaning until the patch came out clean then ran a patch through with some Hoppes Gun Oil to prevent rust.

Am I doing it right guys???

After cleaning the Phantom I dismantled my SIG Sauer pistol to clean it's barrel the same way and to lubricate the slide with graphite lube. Boy that stuff is slippery. Now the slide moves so easily.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:49 pm 
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When you guys are talking about patches coming out clean, do you mean exactly how it went in, spotless-ly clean? Because anything I put through keeps coming out dirty, sort of a brownish blackish mess, obviously wet patches pulling out more than dry. Is this from the factory, or from sometimes using it near woodsmoke/my failed attempt at burning out that stuck patch?

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