Anyone use Carb Cleaner to flush the action on a Model 60? Would it effect the Buffer! I have tried to find a thread on this and can't! Thanks in Advance!.....tnpaw
Look at some of the forum stickys for a takedown procedure for the model 60. I printed one out some time ago and refer to it whenever I do a thorough cleaning. It is fairly simple and beats relying on a solvent to do a job that a brush and rag can do better. Check out this site It is a video on taking down a Model 60.
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At one time, I use to work on cars as a mechanic. Carb cleaner, believe it or not will leave a film of some sort. Just get some rem oil and a nylon brush and clean her up. If it is that dirty, you could use break free, or you can use simple green. One part simple green to 3 parts water. Just make sure it is good and dry. You can spray the action part of the marlin 60 with the rem oil and use q-tips to get in all the areas you can't get to with a cloth. It will all be good. If you want to take apart the action, just make sure you put a wire in the hammer strut plate hole, and take the ejector spring tention off, before removing the e clips, and you will have no issues of parts flying off.
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I've heard brake cleaner recommended over carb cleaner, FWIW. My guess is it leaves less residue, like Redsnake mentioned. I use brake cleaner on gun parts, and on my bronze brushes to clean the junk off after use, but I don't spray on anything other than metal.
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Not any brake cleaner, gotta use the non-chlorinated stuff. Anyway, thats what is recommended. I haven't tried it myself but plan to use it for some of my dirtier jobs.
The Non Clor will work and keep it off the wood.
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Non Clor break cleaner works really good, I use it on all my used guns when I get them to clean the actions up with. Spray it on the metal parts only and the gunk just runs out and clean as a whistle. I only use it on metal parts and metal guns. Never tried it on a poly gun and never will.
I'm sticking with Hoppes #9 and oil, been using these products for close to fifty years, always work.
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brake cleaner here, then lube with white lithium spray grease, or garage door spray lube (not WD-40, it gums too bad)
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