Shiney Bores and Well-Oiled Actions

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Lately it seems I have been depriving myself of the enjoyment of some necessary firearm maintenance. I don’t know why I put it off so long, but today was the day for pin, spring, bolt, bar, guide, barrel, slide and lever maintenance.

What a joy.

The variety of designs and mechanical devices that make up a firearm are sometimes best appreciated in variety – the Kimber Pro Carry, compared to the Magnum Research Desert Eagle, compared to the Smith & Wesson 22A-1, compared to the Rugers: Mark I and III. Even the AR-15 offered variety: “native” .223 Rem/5.56 NATO; compared to .22 LR conversion; compared to the .50 BMG configuration.

Disassembling, cleaning, inspecting, lubricating, reassembling and polishing this group of firearms was a pleasure. To me it’s amazing how these complex mechanisms can be (mostly) reduced to small pieces and then wholly reassembled without tools of any kind. It’s truly a marvel of engineering and design.

… and I didn’t even get to the other “more interesting” items.




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