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Old 03-27-2010, 19:59   #1
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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).

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Old 03-27-2010, 20:49   #2
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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.
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Old 03-27-2010, 21:01   #3
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Ah, ok, that makes a lot of sense.

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Old 03-28-2010, 04:43   #4
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I bought some AR gas port cleaners. I use the smaller size one. They work great.
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CLN040-1.html
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Old 03-28-2010, 19:57   #5
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Cool, thanks for the tip on the gas port cleaners, never knew there was such a thing.

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Old 03-28-2010, 23:21   #6
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It's an AK. Shoot it every once in a while and it'll blow itself clean.
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Old 03-29-2010, 18:22   #7
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12g bore brush - assuming you clean it at all....

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Old 03-29-2010, 23:46   #8
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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.
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Old 03-29-2010, 23:59   #9
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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.

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Old 03-30-2010, 15:54   #10
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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?
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Old 03-30-2010, 19:56   #11
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This is why they always have a guy selling dental picks at gun shows.
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Old 03-30-2010, 20:35   #12
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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...

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Old 03-29-2010, 23:55   #13
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small allen wrench?
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:37   #14
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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.
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