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Gun cleaning

learning how to clean a gun the right way

Our helper Bradley was kind enough to bring his gun cleaning kit over today and gave us a crash course in proper cleaning procedures.

I've heard some folks say you can use WD-40 to clean a gun. Bradley says that will work in a pinch, but WD-40 tends to attract dust and lacks a teflon component that most gun oils have.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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A friend of mine, showed me how to clean my rifles and my new hand gun. It is easier then I had thought. You just need to get a system down and do not deviate.
Comment by Mona Tue Jun 19 20:09:23 2012
Nice picture, Mark!
Comment by Errol Tue Jun 19 20:12:07 2012
You guys have really lucked out finding your helper! By chance does he have family as hard working as himself in Ohio? LOL I could sure use someone to teach me various skills along the way (because DH is not so inclined to learn when it comes to those sorts of skills):D
Comment by MamaHomesteader Wed Jun 20 00:47:25 2012

Mona --- We need to just start adding it to the planner! (Next up will be practicing more....)

Daddy --- Glad you liked it! I guess you can tell I'm intently peppering him with all of the questions I've saved up. :-)

MamaHomesteader --- We've been looking for someone like Bradley for years. If you keep your eyes open, maybe a Bradley will show up in Ohio for you before long.... :-)

Comment by anna Wed Jun 20 07:16:59 2012

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