Hey /k/. First time gun owner here. Picked up this M44 not too long ago, and it's the second time I've shot her. I've used only Brown Bear and Tulammo, and ran about 160 rounds or so through her. First time, I "cleaned" her up on the spot, then a little more at home. Today, I cleaned her up a little, and then tried to finish up more once I got home. Is this rust? Please tell me it's not. Did I fuck up? What am I doing wrong? How do I clean a rifle, because I admit I don't know how exactly.
Not getting rust in the barrel is as easy as.
>spray/dip boresnake with oil
>run through gun a few times
>you now have a layer of oil over everything so moisture can't reach corrosive salts even if they're still present
It's hard to tell if that's rust or something else from your pic.
>Is this rust? Please tell me it's not.
Looks like metal fouling from the copper jacket. Soak a patch in some copper solvent, run it down the bore, and let it sit for an hour. Then run another patch soaked in copper solvent down and see what comes out. Run a few more patches through, then a few dry ones and check again for color. If it remains, then repeat.
I run cloth patches with a plastic bore cleaner rod, with some oil and Sweet's 7.62. First the Sweet's, then the oil. I live in Arizona, and it's pretty much always dry here, so I don't get where I'm fucking up, or if there's more to it.
I'll wipe it with a Q tip to see if I get a better idea of what it is
it is metal fouling man. All barrels look like this when no solvent is used to clean the bore. Once you get solvent in your barrel and run some patches through 2-3 times, it will go away.
It's not rust, OP. It's copper from the bullet jacket.
Enjoy using 9001 patches to get that shit out, only to have it return the next time you shoot.
There is another way, however...
>OP reminded me to go check AR for fouling in the barrel.
>As I am eyeing the inside of the barrel I get tackled.
>Mom is screaming at me about shooting myself and is going to call the cops.
B-Brown Bear and Tulammo is corrosive?
I'm the first in my family to even want to get a gun. I've never had someone sit down and teach me how to clean a gun after shooting it. It's not dumb. It's ignorance. And I came here wanting to change that.
Anyways, so, Boresnakes? I was told by the dude who sold me the cleaning kit at the gunshow I got the rifle that copper brushes can potentially ruin the barrel.
Is this just fuddlore? Or . .?
Nope, copper does rub off on the rifling.
And you are talking about cleaning metal off something, using liquids and cloth.
It's gonna take time and it sucks, welcome to fun ownership!
Look man, it's just copper fouling. It affects accuracy but doesn't really have to be addressed until it gets a lot worse. It won't rust or anything. Your gun is fine.
Don't go ramming cleaning rods down the bore over nothing. They do damage the rifling gradually.
Also if the nugget is your first gun I advise a cheap used .22 rifle to complement it. You can get them for under 100$ most anywhere and they're great for honing marksmanship so you don't develop bad habits from the recoil of a mosin.
Holy fuck you're dumb as fuck.
The metals in your boresnake are not as tough as the metal your barrel is made out of. And will not damage your barrel. Dipshit.
If they did, you would only ever use nylon bore brushes. Fuckwit.
>Anyways, so, Boresnakes? I was told by the dude who sold me the cleaning kit at the gunshow I got the rifle that copper brushes can potentially ruin the barrel.
Think about this for a second.
Copper is soft and squishy like French man.
Steel is strong, like Russian woman.
Copper cannot harm steel, steel laughs at coppers weak attempts.
Copper surrenders to steel and cleans for it.
Dear lord. On a related note, say I find something for real cheap at a gun show, and it has a barrel like this. IF I'm willing to put the work into it, is it possible to save something like this? I assume it's cheaper to get a replacement barrel if necessary, but otherwise, how would I go about trying to restore it?
A .22 is what I had in mind for my next purchase. So far, I've only used the nugget for some plinking.
I'm lazy as fuck, and unorganized. Am I naive to think guns will change this?
>Am I naive to think guns will change this?
If you commit to it as a hobby it may actually show you that organization and attention to detail can actually be enjoyable.