1. Stop shooting, open bayonet and stick it in the ground.
Sticking the bayonet in the ground can wear away the protective bluing and lead to rusting of the bayonet. Why risk your rifle's historic integrity to this abuse? A better solution would be to stop shooting and then stick your bayonet into a Taliban fighter and then pour boiling water down the barrel. When you remove the bayonet it will then be coated with a with a protective film that you can let dry on the spike and not have to worry about rust since hemoglobin is an iron carrying compound.It all sounds good except for the stick the bayonet in the ground part. But it's your rifle.
then stick your bayonet into a Taliban fighter and then pour boiling water down the barrel. When you remove the bayonet it will then be coated with a with a protective film that you can let dry on the spike and not have to worry about rust since hemoglobin is an iron carrying compound.
Failing grade to the chem prof.I've become convinced that the ammonia in Windex doesn't do a thing.
I located a chemestry professor at college and asked him about it. When you fire, the potassium chlorate turns to potassium chloride, the salts which attract water.
He put that up on the board and added the chemical representation for ammonia. There wasn't anything there to indicate a reaction between the two.
The conclusion we came to is that Windex is just a very good, quick evaporating detergent. I'm not saying the Windex thing is bad, but the ammonia doesn't seem to do a thing except add to the quick evaporation.
The hot water washes all the salts out. I've not had a problem with it at all, as long as it's boiling.
My range is in my backyard, so I get to clean very quickly.
Even though I have a very accurate M44, the bore seemed uncleanable. I later found out this is called "brown bore."
For me if it's an accurate rifle, I don't care what the bore looks like after I clean it.
I short stroke 1 or 2 passes and then a couple dry patches of just about any of the popular solvents that knock out carbon and copper. Then forget about it, don't look, she'll be ok. I've got a beater M-44 with a sewer pipe bore but it shoots great. I'm more impressed with a tack driver than a mirror bore. Be careful not to damage the crown with alot of cleaning, that will mess up your accuracy in a hurry.
Just my opinion,
and yes opinions are like ...holes everyone has one.
Ever seen a weapon that has been blood soaked and not cleaned? Rusted and pitted to say the least. Also blood will eat through nickel plate if left on there for a couple of days.