Some Basic Questions Beginner

Some Basic Questions Beginner

This is a discussion on Some Basic Questions Beginner within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; hi please clear some questions I have. I have a SP101 revolver, it is plain stainless steel non blued. 1. Do I still need to ...

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    hi please clear some questions I have. I have a SP101 revolver, it is plain stainless steel non blued. 1. Do I still need to oil the outside surface? can it still rust? 2. I've heard not to store guns in nylon bags inside safe as they sweat that true? should I get silica gel packs or not use the bags? 3. Where can I get a proper sized steel brush for the bore? 4. Any product available that I can shine that stainless frame to like new again? thanks everyone.


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    Stainless steel is resistant to corrosion but will corrode if not cared for, a light wipe down with any good gun oil or silicone cloth will offer ample protection. If you do store it in a plastic bag then silica gel packs will prevent any moisture from collecting. As far as a bore brush stick with the phosphor bronze brushes, as they will do an adequate job of removing fouling and deposits. Do you want to polish it to a bright shine or just remove some minor surface scratches?
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    hi polish to a bright shine. Also is there a single video or book that is most recommended teaching cleaning a semi auto hand gun??? I see some that use a lot of oil, some much more sparingly. Videos almost always lack detail and good close ups. i'm afraid of under lubing or over lubing?? help lol....it ain't easy for a newb.

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    Any good metal polish such as Simichrome will impart a high polish but my personal is to leave the original brushed finish. As far as a single book or video to cover maintaining all semi-autos I am familiar with any, best to stick with the manufactures recommendations. For lube it is advisable to lube sparingly since too much will attract dirt leading to malfunctions. If you do not have the manual be sure to check Steve’s Pages http://stevespages.com/page7b.htm , there are many downloadable manuals covering just about firearm made.
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