Tuesday, February 27, 2024


Just look at this filthy little beast. Some people think, mistakenly, that they don't have to clean their lowly .22s. Then they wonder why the dam thing doesn't work.


Same goes for shotguns. Perhaps you've been on a shoot where someone's gun doesn't work because he couldn't be bothered to clean it. That in mind, I set to this morning.

Chop, chop, that SXS barrel isn't going to clean itself!

And the same applied to a couple of old pumps. Speaking of which, I like the Mossberg Ulti Mag, what a workhorse. Mind you, I might have to replace the extractors as they're getting on a bit. Not hard to do but a bit of pain.

So there you have it, all clean and ready to go unless a tragic boating accident gets in the way.




Well Seasoned Fool said...

Youth years, my mother and friends would gather to give each other 'permanent' hair treatments. Ghastly smells. Out came the Hoppe #9 and all the shooting irons for a good cleaning. Competitive ghastly smells.

Good training for the Army. At Guard Mount inspection the action of my rifle hardly made a sound in contrast to others. One of the reason I was usually chosen Supernumary.

Dad of Six said...

Cleanliness is next to Godliness so they say. Good for you!

Wild, wild west said...

Happiness is a clean gun.

And ammo. Lots and lots of ammo!

LSP said...

Most definitely, Wild!

LSP said...

Well I'd been putting it off, DOS, and now need to get working on the next batch. Keep those guns in order, sort of thing.

LSP said...

I can see that Hoppe's experience wasn't wasted, WSF, nice one.

LL said...

Nobody wants to be shot with a filthy rifle.

LSP said...

Precisely, LL.