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wolf 11-19-2004 09:16 PM

I'm going to do this on my Sig Sauer P229 .40

Feel free to do this on any gun you own. Airsoft, Paintball, whatever. They all need to be broken apart and cleaned.

Text is fine, but pics are better.

My Sig Sauer P229


Step One:
Remove Magazine


Step Two:
Lock slide back and physically check to make sure the chamber is empty.


Step three:
Rotate takedown lever 90 degrees down.


Step Four:
Depress slide release, while gently letting the slide separate from the frame


Step Five:
Field Strip: Remove the recoil spring and recoil spring guide. Remove the barrel. Weapon is now field stripped.


wolf 11-19-2004 09:16 PM

Step Six:
Cleaning: Clean the slide and frame with a soft bristled plastic brush. (A toothbrush works great.)


Step Seven:
Cleaning the Barrel. Run a wire brush from the breech side all the way through. Repeat several times. Follow with a clean patch soaked in Hoppes No. 9 or equivalent solvent. Follow with a dry patch. Repeat all steps until dry patch comes out clean.


Step Eight:
Cleaning the Magazine. This is an important step overlooked by many gun owners. The magazine is as much a part of your weapon as the barrel. Take good care of it, and you will reduce or eliminate feeding issues.


Step Nine:
Lubrication. A little goes a long way. Seriously. Lube the points as suggested by your manufacturer, with a drop of gun oil. I place a drop on all the pieces showing wear (12000 plus rounds). It has kept this gun running in flawless fashion since.

Step Ten:
Reassembly. Reverse the takedown and field strip procedures.


That's it!

Kruzen 11-19-2004 09:19 PM

thats alot of redex's!

wolf 11-19-2004 09:23 PM

[QUOTE=Kruzen]thats alot of redex's![/QUOTE]

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Dismal 11-19-2004 09:42 PM

[QUOTE=wolf]My comcast upstream sucks.[/QUOTE]
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mofugger 11-20-2004 02:52 PM

I'm gonna have to make a thread like this the next time I shoot the ol' AK or SKS

wolf 11-20-2004 04:44 PM

[QUOTE=mofugger]I'm gonna have to make a thread like this the next time I shoot the ol' AK or SKS[/QUOTE]

Add it on to this thread. That's the idea. I figure if everyone does it for one gun they own, we'll have quite a wealth of knowledge posted on how to strip most firearms out there.

mofugger 11-20-2004 06:07 PM

Breaking down the AK-47

Here's a pictoral of breaking down my AK-47 (SAR-1)

The rifle in all its glory

First fold the bipod and remove scope (if applicable)

Check the chamber (safety ++)

Push this button in to remove the reciever cover

Push same spring again to disengage spring from reciever

Once spring is removed, pull charging handle back to remove bolt/gas piston assembly

Flip lever up on right side of pic to remove gas chamber (takes a bit of fiddling...also need to rotate to the left)

Ready to clean

mofugger 11-21-2004 04:13 PM

SKS pics coming soon.....

Daemonite 11-21-2004 07:39 PM

will do my savage bolt action rimfire when i get my digicam back

mofugger 11-21-2004 10:56 PM

educational potential of this thread is excellent

mofugger 11-22-2004 02:02 AM

Breaking down the SKS

Check the mag/chamber to verify it's not loaded.

Flip lever on reciever cover up and pull out (might take some wiggling). If you do this with the bolt locked back, the spring will pop the reciever cover off without warning.

Reciever cover and spring (they're held together by an aftermarket recoil buffer in this shot)

Pull the bolt & bolt carrier out by pulling back. They may biggie.

Bolt & bolt carrier

Move this lever behind the gas chamber 45 degrees (aprox) clockwise. It's really hard to move by hand, so I use the flat end of a ball point pen so it doesn't scratch the metal.

Lever at 45 degrees or so...grab the gas chamber and pull out.

Tilt at an angle and the gas piston will drop right out.

mofugger 11-23-2004 03:45 PM


SKS manual in PDF format. Excellent source of info to SKS n00bs

Master-B 11-24-2004 05:51 PM

I want to get an SKS but it seems alot harder to strip it than my AK

mofugger 11-24-2004 07:20 PM

[QUOTE=Master-B]I want to get an SKS but it seems alot harder to strip it than my AK[/QUOTE]

bah....still easier as hell

most you'd need is a ball point pen (as indicated)

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