Model 94 Cleaning

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:07 pm
Does anyone know a good tutorial for cleaning both angle and top eject pre 64 as well as newer model 94s >I really don't like taking the stock off the gun. Thank you


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:07 pm
I would be interested in this as well to see what others are doing to clean their guns.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:35 pm
I have been cleaning my rifle since it was new, 29 years; I've never taken it apart to clean it... actually, I've never taken it apart for any reason.

I have always cleaned it from the muzzle. I bought my first complete rifle cleaning kit about 2 years ago, so my cleaning rod was a wooden dowel or a string with a patch tied to it.

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That practice hasn't damaged the crown.

I clean the chamber and bore of carbon with bronze brushes and penetrating oil. I still use a wooden dowel rod as a push rod, all brushes and patches are applied in the muzzle. I'll run the brush down the bore 10 times, dipping the brush in the oil 3 times, then I'll let the oil sit for 10 or so minutes.

When my patches come out clean I used to clean for copper but it doesn't copper foul any more so there is no need. I will try every year or so just in case.

The chamber brush came from a army sniper kit, it is a plastic coated cable whereas a 308 chamber brush is attached. I usually just apply some oil to the brush and spin it in the chamber the whole length.

My bore and chamber looks as good as my new rifle.
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It shoots sub-moa groups.

I'll finish by running a patch oiled with 10w30 down the bore to ward off rust, wipe the chamber with a 10w30 rag aided with a plastic tube, then wipe the action and other steel with the same oily rag. (I run a clean patch down the bore and wipe the chamber with a clean rag to remove the oil before shooting.)

Every 6 months or so I'll oil every part that pivots, slides or makes contact with another; then let drip to be wiped off the next day.

Seems to work for me.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:19 am
You stated

"I bought my first complete rifle cleaning kit about 2 years ago, so my cleaning rod was a wooden dowel or a string with a patch tied to it."

Your showing the bore i would like to see the metod and tools used Thank You
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:16 pm
GUNNER_D wrote:You stated

"I bought my first complete rifle cleaning kit about 2 years ago, so my cleaning rod was a wooden dowel or a string with a patch tied to it."

Your showing the bore i would like to see the metod and tools used Thank You


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:35 pm
Here is the sniper cleaning kit I use. I only have the short cable along with some odds and ends.

Otis: SNIPER RIFLE CLEANING KIT

Good thing I didn't buy it, it is way too expensive!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:39 pm
Ok i never heard of that Sniper _I thought it was like the bore snake Thank you
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:27 pm
Picking up on that long-ago post, what's this community's opinion of the Boresnake for cleaning a '94? I'm thinking of getting one, if only because it should allow cleaning from the breach end rather than the muzzle (short of taking the whole shebang apart, that is).
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:57 pm
You can just get a bore guide for your cleaning rod to protect the muzzle. The bore-snake is ok, but it isn't as good as a good brushing and patches with solvent and oil. I've used both methods, just prefer the rod with a bore guide for a good cleaning. I still use the bore-snake sometimes, its more compact than a rod and easier to take along while hunting for a week.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:11 pm
Well, before your alerting me to the "bore guide" (now on my shopping list), I was unaware of any such....
Is this a great site or what?!!
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