I’m not sure how far the average soldier is allowed to disassemble their rifles, but I’d assume this is about as far as you need to go to keep the firearm clean and in good working condition. To be honest, I think some of the cleaning we did in the military did more damage than good, as people used way too hard techniques and materials to get pistons and similar parts clean, removing protective surface finishing in the process.
What’s your experience and opinion on cleaning and disassembling firearms in the military? Let us know in the comments below.
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