Don't let your guns look like this

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

JR at A Keyboard and a .45 has posted photos showing a .50 BMG rifle that was not cleaned after shooting corrosive ammo. Makes me want to cry to see something that like so abused!

More photos of the rifle at a Keyboard and a .45.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • JR JR on Jan 13, 2009

    Thanks for the link Steve. It just breaks my heart to see any tool abused like this, especially one that I most likely will never be able to afford.

  • SNNN SNNN on Aug 01, 2014

    Learned this lesson the hard way with an nice old Mosin 91 made before the
    barrels were chromed (WWI) years ago in college. Seeing pits in that bore
    made me almost ill...and waaaaay more careful afterward.