GPMG

#1
Sorry if this is the wrong thread.

I have been using the GPMG for a few weeks now in my new TA role. Although I really enjoy using the weapon, cleaning it is another matter especially the gas plug.

Therefore are there any wierd and wonderful ways of removing concrete hard carbon after a day's firing? Or do i resign myself to scotchbrite and a wire brush?

Thanks
 
#3
Brake cleaner makes the barrel clean as a whistle. I use it regularly on my Diemaco.
 
#5
Fishsoxs said:
Sorry if this is the wrong thread.

I have been using the GPMG for a few weeks now in my new TA role. Although I really enjoy using the weapon, cleaning it is another matter especially the gas plug.

Therefore are there any wierd and wonderful ways of removing concrete hard carbon after a day's firing? Or do i resign myself to scotchbrite and a wire brush?

Thanks
Parker Hale 009 or similar is the best thing for softening/dissolving propellant fouling.
Buy it online here:
http://www.melbournegun.com/gun/care2.htm
You'll want the type in a bottle rather than in an aerosol so that you can soak parts in it. Beware though it's a glass bottle - this stuff would attack a plastic bottle.

For barrel cleaning the best thing by far is this:

http://www.milfoam.fi/barrel_cleaning_products.html
Forrest bore foam. Squirt it in like shaving foam. Leave for ten minutes. Scrub out with a bore brush. Wipe out with a patch or two. Job done. It gets all the copper fouling out too.
It's not really the thing for gas parts I don't think but you could try it.

It's got a NSN too so you could perhaps get through COS..?
 
#9
suits_U said:
Leave it soaking in a wee bit of Coca Cola to remove those stubborn stains.

*Dons helmet and awaits incoming*

:D
Vinegar also works fairly well. Better than second hand Coke I would imagine!

Get an old 35mm film case, drop the plug in there to soak whilst you clean the rest.
 
#16
I did by accident come by a LMG.......AS A CORP PERSON..
Fired it on the ranges...missed all targets....., pleaded brain dead and got the range officer to "kick me off".......didnt have to clean it........done that for 15 years in the regulars....never cleaned a gun!!!...smart eh!!!!
But always pased my test!!!!
 
#17
wd40, brake cleaner, or carburettor cleaner for the body to remove grease and oil. The best way to do the gas parts is to have a spare set or get the section crow to do them after all it is a section weapon. Use the spare split collars in the spare parts wallet as they're usually cleaner.
 
#20
Just soak it in oil whil you're cleaing the barrels and working parts, hopefully this will disolve most of the carbon. Cleaning the gun is a fcuking ball ache, no other way round it, especially in SF role. You always look like a fcuking coal miner when finished.
 

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