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    Default Do you clean your gas tube and block?

    This came to mind earlier so I thought I'd ask. Does anyone clean their gas tube or gas block? I did a search to see if it was needed/recommended and all I found was a Guny (he was an armorer) say to NEVER use those stupid pipe cleaner things and actually all he said to clean was the end of the tube where it contacts the gas key. He stated that he had to repair more failures due to the pipe cleaner things leaving bits behind than any carbon fouling. He said that the gases basically blow anything out and therfore keep it all clean and that is where my mind was. Sounds good to me.

    Just thought I'd open a new discussion.

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    Just a thought, my Remington 742 which I have had since 1966 is gas operated and I have never cleaned the tube and the block is welded and it still cycles just fine. Btw I have cleaned and lubed the rest of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluwtr View Post
    This came to mind earlier so I thought I'd ask. Does anyone clean their gas tube or gas block? I did a search to see if it was needed/recommended and all I found was a Guny (he was an armorer) say to NEVER use those stupid pipe cleaner things and actually all he said to clean was the end of the tube where it contacts the gas key. He stated that he had to repair more failures due to the pipe cleaner things leaving bits behind than any carbon fouling. He said that the gases basically blow anything out and therfore keep it all clean and that is where my mind was. Sounds good to me.

    Just thought I'd open a new discussion.
    Yes, clean the end of the tube, but I wouldn’t try putting anything in the tube to clean it. Never have, still no problems. Like the Gunny said, gas is pretty effective.
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    You would think with all that stuff blowing through the tube it would slowly clog like plaque in an artery. Apparently what happens is all that stuff get blown through and end up at the terminal point the bolt and gums up the works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixitfred View Post
    You would think with all that stuff blowing through the tube it would slowly clog like plaque in an artery. Apparently what happens is all that stuff get blown through and end up at the terminal point the bolt and gums up the works.
    Yep, you do need to take the time to clean and lube that BCG properly!
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