Re: Ultrasonic cleaning rifle parts and pistols
I have a quart and a half ultrasonic cleaner I got from Harbor Freight. I use Ballistol, mixed one part Ballistol to nine parts water. It looks like skim milk.
I have field stripped and put the pieces of a 1911 in there, and it got it very clean. I saw no finish damage.
I have done a 4" N frame. The tank is small enough that the entire gun would not fit (that's why I broke down the 1911), so I had to put the grip end in, and after cleaning that, turn it over and put the barrel end in. It cleaned nicely. Lots of dirt and crap in the bottom of the tank when I was done. No finish damage that I noticed.
I've only used it for extremely nasty guns, so I don't use it often. But it does a good job.
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