Do I need to clean the action?

Old 11-29-05, 07:23 AM
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Do I need to clean the action?

I recently acquired a Glenfield model 60 from my grandfather. It also had quite a few old 22LR rounds with it. I was going to shoot the rounds off to get rid of them, clean the rifle and put it up. When I looked inside the action it was so dirty that I wonder if I should clean it first. I cannot find anywhere that tells me how to clean the action...I don't know if I need to break down the gun completely to clean it or if I can clean the action without breaking the gun down. Any help would be great. Thanks!!!
Old 11-30-05, 06:05 AM
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Cleaning the action probably wouldn't hurt.

I'd get some gun degreaser, flush the action out, and regrease/oil it. Cleaning the action makes for a smoother trigger pull.
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spray the action with a good healthy dose of wd40 and work it back and forth. Dont be stingy with the wd40 saok it if you have to and wipe of the excess with a rag. Repeat process several times until you get satisfactory working condition. Then swab the bore one or twice with a patch or a brush and some oil to get rid of any rust or dirt. Then go shootin.
Old 12-30-05, 12:32 PM
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As I recall, two screws is all it takes to remove the barrelled action from the stock. Then try butterfingers soak and flush idea.

Try to keep oil out of the wood stock.

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