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Could some one post a link to a site with good field strip and cleaning instructions? Or if you have the time make a step by step that would be great to.

Just bought my SAR-1 and would like to know the proper way to clean it.

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My father did not raise me this way, I went bad all on my own.

There are parts (furniture) in the dishwasher this moment.

Outside of that, if my son doesn't clean them, it doesn't happen. Maybe I'll swab down the barrel with some ammonia. It is probably legally considered abusive---
 

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I really couldnt tell you how to clean a AK..Dunk it into a fast moving stream for a while??? Garden hose maybee???
 

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I really couldnt tell you how to clean a AK..Dunk it into a fast moving stream for a while??? Garden hose maybee???


you've got to be joking
 

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That's a nice site, I've never seen that one before.

And I think Mike may only partially be tongue-in-cheek.

The AK was designed for use with corrosive ammo, which we don't use. The barrel is chrome lined. The finish I put on them is highly impervious to corrosion. This is not at all like the standard blued commercial firearm.
 

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AmericanWarrior said:
Could some one post a link to a site with good field strip and cleaning instructions? Or if you have the time make a step by step that would be great to.

Just bought my SAR-1 and would like to know the proper way to clean it.

Thanks, AW
AW, these guys that have already responded are right. AK's are like cars, the factory tells you the service intervals, & you ignore it & do it when it becomes critical. These guns are so unlike all the ones I've had over the years. I was trained to clean after every shoot, I've done it for years. My local range operator rents full auto 47's & 74's told me a few days ago, he hasn't cleaned them in 2 years, just run an oil patch through the bore every couple of weeks. With my AR's, I still do it every time out, the AK's, I am up to a week after an outing. I'm either making progress, or backsliding, not sure which. I'm sure this reply didn't help at all, but that's what I'm here for. If you need to see the complete breakdown of the rifle, check out Romanianklishnikovrifles.com, great tutorials there. :sniper:
 

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The VC, who did use corrosive ammo, cleaned them with water, dried them as well as they could...coated them in used motor oil - they had no fancy lubricants - and barried them in plastic till they were needed again. When evening came, the weapons were dug up, wiped down with extra attention to the bore and gas tube, and put to work. And they worked very well indeed.

Not only the AK, but most all com-block weapons in general, were designed for long life and to be used hard by relatively untrained people. What the others have said here is pretty correct. The AK will keep on shooting with a bare minimum of maintenance. If, however, you were to maintain an AK the same way you MUST maintain an AR, the AK would probably last several lifetimes!

Some gunwriter, I don't remember who, wrote a number of years ago that long after all other weapons have failed to function, Russian designed rifles will still be in use and in fine working condition in some far corner of the world.
 
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