I looked around here but didn't find a nice thread for me to properly clean my AK.... let me say i'm new to firearms and especially rifles/AKs.... I don't know where to put the oil, what to use or anything
I looked for a video on youtube and only ended up a real weird one. this real fat kid with a facemask cleaning his AK lol.
so can anyone tell me how to clean her after firing non-coro ammo? also what to buy and stuff... I heard ballistol is good stuff to use to clean the rifle
step by step and don't know abbreviations because I don't know them :)
only thing I know is that the AK comes with a cleaning rod lol. pictures on where to put the oil would be great too as I don't know names of parts too well either. perfect time to learn I guess :)
I could use a guide to as I just bought my ak today. Been looking around, and there's really no step by step instructions on how to do it.
What should I buy to clean it, preferably something I can get at walmart
Found this on another forum, seems to be pretty good
Sounds like a trip to Wal-mart is needed. Pick up the items listed below from each department.
SPORTING GOODS DEPT.
Universal rifle/pistol/shotgun cleaning kit(my local Wal-mart carries2 brands with this one being the best)
.22 caliber bore brush
20 gauge bore brush
small brush with metal brissels(if not here they will have them in the Automotive Dept.)
The cheapest plastic car floor mats
A can of Brake parts cleaner
A small brush with metal brissels(brass or stainless steel)
Roll of paper towels
First thing when you get home swap the new tooth brush for your old one. Lay a floor mat on a table or workbench. Take the rifle apart and lay the parts on the floor mat. Shake the CLP well and spray all the parts and the rest of the rifle inside and out. Let everything soak for 15 mins. Then use the tooth brush to scrub all the parts and inside the receiver. Use the .22 bore brush on the barrel and the 20 gauge brush on the gas tube/gas block. Put 4 paper towels in the plastic bag that your purchaces came in. Shake the brake parts cleaner well and spray all the parts off while holding them over the plastic bag. Stick the barrel in the bag and spray the receiver/barrel to rinse off the gunk. Once the brake parts cleaner runs out the end of the barrel clear it is clean. The brake parts cleaner removes all the dirt/gunk,dries very quickly,and leaves no residue.
Spray a 6"x6" rag and one cleaning patch till soaked with CLP. Use the rag to wipe down all the parts and the rifle inside and out so all metal parts are coated with CLP. Run the patch down the bore. Then put both rag and patch in a zip loc baggie for use next time you clean a firearm. Take a couple paper towels and wipe off the floor mat. Throw the paper towels in the plastic bag and set it outside till the next day so the brake parts cleaner evaporates then throw the bag away.
I have been using CLP for over the last 15 years and it does a great job of cleaning,lubricating,and protecting all my firearms from rust.
PS-make sure to wipe the gas tube,gas block,and gas piston down with CLP as it will make cleaning them the next time a lot easier as it doesn't let the firing residue stick as tight to the metal parts.
just talked to an AK friend, he told me he just uses remoil... but then again not knowing what each part is its confusing for me to know where to put the oil.
how to clean and oil the barrel would be nice too... know it comes with a cleaning rod, but what do I put on the end? some paper towel and spray some cleaner in there, wait few mins and then put the cleaning rod with a paper towel and stroke it few times then put oil in there?
You need a .30 caliber brush. .22 caliber is too small.
ETA: If your rifle is 7.62x39.
|Originally Posted By taseal:|
.22 cal brush? I was told to look for .30 brush
Depends on what caliber rifle you have.
right... I was gonna say... had me confused.
the gastube is 30 gauge though?
I use a 12 guage brush on the gas tube.