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Offline DD4lifeusmc

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Re: Cleaned with water after the last range trip.
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2018, 12:33:41 PM »
I've several cast iron pans  some smooth some rough cast. Have always used soap and water on them.   Stuck on food when there is any, fill it with water and boil it   usually flakes right off
I wipe down with a paper towel with a little cooking oil, heat till hot, shut down, when cool back on the shelf
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Re: Cleaned with water after the last range trip.
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2018, 06:54:59 PM »
I'll have to try the faucet next time. Problem with my house is no laundry wash tub. My choices are the kitchen sink or 1 of the two bathroom sinks.
Last week used a 5 gal Lowes bucket to clean the barrel of my Lyman Great Plains rifle then used the same bucket with fresh water to clean my Pietta 58 Sheriff and Pietta 1860 Army revolvers. Dropped the cylinders right into the water. Still using patches for the barrel and cue-tips for chambers.
You have solved the problem(?) of no sink/faucet water. When shooting at rendezvous we use pots, pans, buckets, whatever will hold water. I have been using water for over 46 years now, no problems at all. Dry after cleaning and oil. For rifles, I follow up with dry patches a day or 2 after shooting, then oil.

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Re: Cleaned with water after the last range trip.
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2018, 09:15:50 PM »
I'll have to try the faucet next time. Problem with my house is no laundry wash tub. My choices are the kitchen sink or 1 of the two bathroom sinks.
Last week used a 5 gal Lowes bucket to clean the barrel of my Lyman Great Plains rifle then used the same bucket with fresh water to clean my Pietta 58 Sheriff and Pietta 1860 Army revolvers. Dropped the cylinders right into the water. Still using patches for the barrel and cue-tips for chambers.
You have solved the problem(?) of no sink/faucet water. When shooting at rendezvous we use pots, pans, buckets, whatever will hold water. I have been using water for over 46 years now, no problems at all. Dry after cleaning and oil. For rifles, I follow up with dry patches a day or 2 after shooting, then oil.

I should've mentioned I use cold water from my outside faucet.  Fella on youtube has a video on using the bucket to clean his BP rifle. Takes the extra step to poor a teakettle of boiling hot water down the barrel. I think I'll pass on that, cold water worked just fine. 
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Re: Cleaned with water after the last range trip.
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2018, 11:34:20 AM »
The hot water evaporates - cold doesn't. I've always used warm to hot water. I think hot water and soap cleans better than cold water and soap. At least in the shower it does.  ->i

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Re: Cleaned with water after the last range trip.
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2018, 12:06:51 PM »
What is a shower?

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Re: Cleaned with water after the last range trip.
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2018, 12:23:46 PM »
What is a shower?

That's something woman throw at one another.........I heard that, anyway.......... ???
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Re: Cleaned with water after the last range trip.
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2018, 12:25:08 PM »
What is a shower?

Ummm it's kinda like a room inside your bathroom where it rains.  )L$
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Re: Cleaned with water after the last range trip.
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2018, 10:03:25 AM »
Balistol is a water soluble oil and like most of these products is used in machining as a coolant the main adative is a rust preventative
and this works really well.

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Re: Cleaned with water after the last range trip.
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2018, 11:49:35 AM »
Showers are an American thang, like manned moon landings and stuff. 

I use Balistol too; it’s as useful as HOT water.  The Germans used it during WW II to keep their Waffen funktionieren gut.
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Re: Cleaned with water after the last range trip.
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2018, 02:29:38 AM »
+1 for Balistol.
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