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    Tricks and Homemade tools

    After seeing this idea on another forum and reading about cleaning kits today, I thought I would start a tread to see what you guys/gals use in the way of homemade tools or little tricks you have picked up or learned along the way.

    Example: This is nothing new, but I buy grease by the jar and then put it in a syringe with a huge needle to dispense on frame rails, ect. I have a friend in the medical field so they were free!!


    Please chime in and let us know what your tricks or homemade tool consist of.

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    Not really a "trick" but I use motor oil instead of gun oil for lube. Been doing it for a few years at a fraction of the cost of gun oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Not really a "trick" but I use motor oil instead of gun oil for lube. Been doing it for a few years at a fraction of the cost of gun oil.

    Use a synthetic motor oil. You get more rounds per magazine that way......

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilR. View Post
    Use a synthetic motor oil. You get more rounds per magazine that way......
    I do. Mobil 1 Synthetic.

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    If you find yourself disassembling or reassembling a firearm that has small springs that might launch themselves during the task at hand, then do the work in a large clear plastic bag. Put the gun and your hands in the bag and go to work, watching through the side of the bag. If a spring goes airborne, it will stay in the bag, making it easy to recover. It also prevents it from bouncing off your eyeball/head/nearest body part.

    I use this a LOT when working on S&W revolver innards...
    "Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
    (RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)

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    I've found that Q-Tips are just about .22 caliber, old t-shirts make hundreds of barrel cleaning patches, and a proper gunsmithing screwdriver is not the same as your typical wood screw driver. Get or make one that fits the screws on your gun.

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