Question about Sig magazines

Question about Sig magazines

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    Question about Sig magazines

    I just picked up my new Sig 239 yesterday. I've only owned Glocks, and Xd's before this purchase. Anyway, the two mags that came with the gun have a sticky, grease all over them. I cleaned it off the outside, but should I disassemble the mags to clean the inside? Do they disassemble like a Glock mag?


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    Congrats on the new 239; that's my carry gun and I love it. To answer your question, yes, you should clean the inside of the magazine too.

    To disassemble, just press in the button on the bottom of the mag and slide the floorplate off. Note the relationship of the mag spring to the magazine body.

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    Thank you for the info.

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    Just dont oil up the insides, it will cause you a lot of grief later on.
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    The stuff on there is probably cosmoline - best way to get it off is 90%+ rubbing alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairway1 View Post
    I just picked up my new Sig 239 yesterday. I've only owned Glocks, and Xd's before this purchase. Anyway, the two mags that came with the gun have a sticky, grease all over them. I cleaned it off the outside, but should I disassemble the mags to clean the inside? Do they disassemble like a Glock mag?
    I left mine together, but blasted them with Gun Scrubber really well. I then sprayed a little CLP/Breakfree (the kind in the aerosol can) on/in them and wiped them down.
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    One old range trick for cleaning LOTS of mags.

    Thread a wire through the holes in all of your dirty magazines.
    Make a necklace of dirty magazines.

    You can slosh them back and forth and up & down in a coffee can filled with Mineral Spirits to which a teaspoon of Break Free has been added.

    Then just let them soak in there overnight...in the morning...take then off the wire & shake them out real fast & furious.

    Then let the Mineral Spirits (Common Paint Thinner) evaporate out.
    We used to just put them in the Sun for 10 minutes.

    That leaves a barest protective trace of Break Free on them internally but, not nearly enough oil to ever migrate into cartridges and cause possible detonation problems.

    That is the Lazy Mans way of cleaning LOTS of dirty pistol magazines without disassembling them all.

    Then let the crud and debris and unburned powder settle to the bottom of the coffee can of Mineral Spirits (it takes a few days for all the crap to settle) and then SLOWLY Carefully pour it off into another clean coffee can and you can keep using the same solvent over and over again.

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    Wait until Checker/Kragen auto has a sale on chlorinated brake cleaner.

    Definitely NOT green so use lotsa newspaper to catch the overspray.
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    Gun owners who clean their guns are responsible for Global Warming. Another reason for the lib-left to ban firearm ownership.

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    Wait until Checker/Kragen auto has a sale on chlorinated brake cleaner.

    Definitely NOT green so use lotsa newspaper to catch the overspray.
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