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    cleaning trigger mech - howa 1500 .243

    Hi Chaps

    Who actually cleans and lubes their trigger mech and or bolt for that matter ? (clearly no one greases the trigger surfaces). I shoot in all weathers and wonder how crummy my parts are getting ;-)

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    Cleaning without a bore guide will likely goober up your trigger faster than the weather. If you don't use a bore guide at present, might be a good idea to get one. You can clean your trigger assembly with Ronson lighter fluid.

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    I dump the triggers that need cleaning in the ultrasonic then lube with lighter fluid and blow off excess with air line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy Out West View Post
    Cleaning without a bore guide will likely goober up your trigger faster than the weather. If you don't use a bore guide at present, might be a good idea to get one. You can clean your trigger assembly with Ronson lighter fluid.
    How odd!! never had an issue with the triggers on my rifles. Never owned of used a bore guide either in fact they were never mentioned good rods, brushes, jags and cleaning solutions yes but bore guides nope! Then they seem to have become fashionable and a must have a bit like the Hornady OAL guage that suddenly is a must have.

    Normal careful cleaning will not fill the action recess and trigger with much and cleaning fluid unless your doing somethign really wrong. Carb or Brake cleaner will flush out a trigger mech but it must be removed first or it will damage to stocks finish. S&W used to do a lube for their revolvers that was excellent for triggers it was in a carrier fluid that evaporated leaving a dry slippery coating tot eh parts that was hard wearing and losng lasting but have not seen it since a few years after the pistol ban. Used to use on my S&W 586 and semi auto pistol.

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    That S&W light lube is great stuff. It is hard to find. It seems to be the same as Tri-Flow, the lube developed for machineguns in the tropics. It was heavier than water, so rain will not float it off. As Conure says, its medium evaporates and leaves a light coating which does not hold dirt.

    The Colt grease for their auto pistols is also super for bolt lugs.

    If a trigger has become gummed up with old oil and dust, I pull the barreled action out of the stock and spray it off with Rem Clean or Action Blaster to degrease it. Then lightly oil with the remnant of my Tri-Flow, or CLP (Breakfree), and put it back in the stock.

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    I'd wash the trigger in thinners, dry and lube with a penetrating type of Teflon spray. That also somewhat dries off leaving a little film.
    In really wet conditions I'd have the trigger with grease as rifle might be under water sometimes.... grease keeps mud out.
    edi

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    Thanks guys,

    carb cleaner it is this weekend then. I do have bundles of ptfe motorbike chain lube, wonder if that will be ok.

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