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peaceful_guy 03-27-2010 19:59

Device for cleaning gas vent?
 
Anyone want to chime in with info on how to clean the gas vent on an AK? (Slit in the end of the barrel which vents into the gas tube).

twag4 03-27-2010 20:49

I bought some really stiff pipe cleaners at my local indoor range/gun shop. Should probably do the trick. Unfortunately for me I am AK-less for now. Sold a Norinco I had for a tidy profit, regretted it ever since. Now my wife wants me to wait for another purchase. Anyway, you will have to check for yourself if it works. From what I remember, I could get the Army issued pipe cleaners to work on my Norinco a few years back when I was still in the Army.

peaceful_guy 03-27-2010 21:01

Ah, ok, that makes a lot of sense.

DLL9mm 03-28-2010 04:43

I bought some AR gas port cleaners. I use the smaller size one. They work great.
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CLN040-1.html

peaceful_guy 03-28-2010 19:57

Cool, thanks for the tip on the gas port cleaners, never knew there was such a thing.

toshbar 03-28-2010 23:21

It's an AK. Shoot it every once in a while and it'll blow itself clean.

Aceman 03-29-2010 18:22

12g bore brush - assuming you clean it at all....

9mm +p+ 03-29-2010 23:46

Centerfire systems sells a little L shaped deal that's Chinese and is made for cleaning the gasport, I have one in my parts box but have never tried using it.

toshbar 03-29-2010 23:55

small allen wrench?

peaceful_guy 03-29-2010 23:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by 9mm +p+ (Post 15034260)
Centerfire systems sells a little L shaped deal that's Chinese and is made for cleaning the gasport, I have one in my parts box but have never tried using it.

Whoa, you know what? I think one of these came in the cleaning kit for my Saiga carbine. There is a brush with a a dogleg handle - I did not put two and two together. Outstanding.

toshbar 03-30-2010 15:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by peaceful_guy (Post 15034305)
Whoa, you know what? I think one of these came in the cleaning kit for my Saiga carbine. There is a brush with a a dogleg handle - I did not put two and two together. Outstanding.

Hum. I do not believe mine came with such tool. what caliber?

CnRnut 03-30-2010 19:56

This is why they always have a guy selling dental picks at gun shows.

peaceful_guy 03-30-2010 20:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by toshbar (Post 15037877)
Hum. I do not believe mine came with such tool. what caliber?

My mistake, it came with my GSG .22LR. Looks like it will work in a gas vent though...

jamesavery22 04-01-2010 08:37

CLP foaming bore cleaner works great.

Spray down the chamber and make sure foam comes out the muzzle and the gas block. That way everything, including the vent hole, is cleaned.

Wait 15min, clean the gas block, then clean the bore. Hard to beat that.

El_Ron1 04-01-2010 12:44

http://dontai.com/wp/wp-content/uplo..._-_fmj_-_1.jpg


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