...since I have had to worry about cleaning a firearm after shooting corrosive ammunition through it. I am back in the barrel flushing groove with the purchase of the Mosin Nagant and a tuna can full of Bulgarian 7.62 x 54r surplus ammo from Military Gun Supply.
I did a quick web search to see if there was a new "wonder cleaner" for removing the salts left in the barrel and on the firearm after firing ammunition with corrosive primers, and found that not much has changed since the pre-internet days when I fired a lots of milsurp ammo. Basically flush the barrel and other components exposed to combustion gasses with Windex and hot water then clean as you would any other firearm.
What I did find that I thought was interesting were these images of a .50 BMG rifle that had not been properly maintained while shooting corrosive ammunition.
Warning these images are quite disturbing and may cause emotional distress.
Like I said, these images are not for everyone. To see a rifle that I desire but will most likely never be able to afford neglected like that is painful to say the least.
All it takes to prevent damage like that illustrated above is a little elbow grease and attention to detail.
A couple of good resource for information on how to clean a firearm after shooting corrosive ammunition through it can be found here and here.
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