Re: Cleaning antique pistol
Get a plastic container with a lid, that is large enough to put the gun in. It would be better if it was large enough to lay the gun down on its side.
Remove the grips.
Lay the gun in the plastic container, cover it with kerosene. Put the lid on.
Go do a load of clothes, and when the washing machine starts the spin cycle, set the container on top of the machine and just hold it in place.
The vibration of the machine going through its first and second spin cycle will slosh the kerosene around and vibrate just about anything out of the gun. You should end up with a gun lying in some really nasty-looking kerosene, and a bunch of crap in the bottom of the bucket.
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