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#1 rams2050

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

So, what am I looking for -- a round or a rectangular container of bore cleaner for my M-1 Garand ammo belt? (I'll be sure to get one that doesn't leak, or at least TRY to).

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

You want the smaller cans that are on the right in post 104, page six. http://www.usmilitar...leaner__st__100

You only need one, they should be pretty cheap.

#3 J_Andrews

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

Rectangular cans were for oil/lube, elliptical for cleaner -- so that they could be told apart in the dark or when they were too beat-up or dirty to read the labels. The small ones were meant to fit into the Garand cart belt, but were NOT carried there real often. Usually, the soldiers kept their cleaning gear together, in their pack.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:59 AM

Make sure you empty the can and rinse it out before you put it in the belt. The cleaner is extremely corrosive and no mater how good the can looks today it will eventually eat through the can, you may come back in six months and find the belt and every thing near it a total loss.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:26 AM

Eliptical!

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#6 rams2050

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:19 AM

I found a can, at a pretty good price, and it has some cleaner left in it. So, I should toss the cleaner, right?

What about rust on the can? There isn't a lot, but there is some on the cap and top of the can. Is that a deal-breaker?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

I found a can, at a pretty good price, and it has some cleaner left in it. So, I should toss the cleaner, right?

What about rust on the can? There isn't a lot, but there is some on the cap and top of the can. Is that a deal-breaker?


The rust will probably clean off with the aid of a little wire-wool? As for the contents, if the top isn't seized you have the option to dispose of it if you want? May I enquire as to the asking price?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:32 AM

Asking price is $2.49; plus, of course, shipping, which is where he is probably making his money -- that is another $4.79.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:41 AM

Asking price is $2.49; plus, of course, shipping, which is where he is probably making his money -- that is another $4.79.


That's an offer you can't refuse!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

Bought it!

thanks!


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