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Old 03-26-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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Ever clean 10/22 mags?

I had my 10/22 out today for the first time since 2014, and for the first time ever it was the only gun I shot. I usually take two, and did this time, but left the second in the case.

That brought to mind one question. Does anybody clean their 10/22 magazines? I'm used to brushing out stick mags, but these rotary jobs are a bit more complicated. I have full directions on how to get them apart and back together, but never have. I'd guess they've had about 500 rounds apiece through them. I have six, and try to use them evenly. Looking into them, they don't look dirty.....

I've wondered if it would work to just hose them out with some spray cleaner like Birchwood-Casey Gun Scrubber.

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Old 03-28-2016, 01:29 AM   #2
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I clean all my mags . The 10-22 are a little tricky . I use denatured alcohol works the best it removes oil , grease and dirt and leaves NO film or lube behind and won't hurt any finishes if you spill it on anything . It is great for cleaning oil and dirt from firing pin and channel too .
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Yep always wipe them down.
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I guess I should clarify. I meant does anyone ever take them apart, clean all the pieces, and put them back together?
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I guess I should clarify. I meant does anyone ever take them apart, clean all the pieces, and put them back together?
Yes I've taken them completely apart but only if they are giving me problems. I had one brand new one that would not feed. It wasn't tensioned right and the tension is where most people get into problems.

This is one of those posts where I was the first one to reply but hit the wrong button.
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I guess I should clarify. I meant does anyone ever take them apart, clean all the pieces, and put them back together?
Yep not very often maybe twice a year. I don't shoot a lot with them and I have five. So mostly because I like to take stuff apart. Now my BX25 mags I take apart every other range trip. They will hang up if not kept clean.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:40 AM   #7
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I took them apart

What a disappointment. Hardly dirty at all. Mostly just a few specks in the seam between the body and the feed lips. Just brushed everything with an old toothbrush.

I know these mags had at least 400-500 rounds apiece through them. Next time I'll wait at least 2000?

Not hard to disassemble at all. Re-assembly is easy except for hooking the spring into the nut, which takes a little patience. Turn the nut eight "flats" to retension, then insert bolt and tighten, done.

Here's the most detailed guide I found, good photos:

http://trochronicles.blogspot.com/20...ssembling.html

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