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So I'm talking a trip to the coast to visit a friend this weekend. We are considering doing some off coast/boat shooting. If I submerge my guns in the salt what would be required to clean them? Will I have to do a complete detail strip? It would be my USP and Mark 23.
 

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To get rid of salt the best thing to use is water, oil will not dissolve salt and I would fully strip them and dry them very well. The best thing is not to dip them in salt water
 

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I would suggest not submerging your fine guns in the salt water. If you do, the requirement to clean them or not is dependent on your want to make sure they are fine. I personally would rinse out the guns with fresh water while stripped down, and re-lube after drying. However, I think unnecessarily submerging your guns is ridiculous (but your guns, and your choice).
 

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If your weapon gets sprayed by the ocean...

Fill a sink with dish soap and "hot" water (heavy on the soap) like you were going to wash dishes. Lay your weapon in the soapy water for a little while (10 minutes). Then swish the weapon around in the soapy water dipping it in and out of the water quite a few times! Then rinse under a strong stream of hot water (as hot as you can stand) wearing rubber gloves. Repeat if necessary?

Compressed hot air would be the best drying method but if no hot air is available just shake the water out of the pistol.
The heated weapon from just the hot water itself will speed up the drying process naturally. Then lube it up with break-free spraying the interior mechanisms liberally. Wipe off the excess then let it drain anyway you want. Wipe off the drainage and your done.
 

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We are considering doing some off coast/boat shooting.
Thanks for littering our already too polluted waters. I hope your guns rust out on you.
 

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No problems with salt water. If it was submerged in salt water, rinse it off like you rinse off any equipment that gets submerged. If it wasn't, just wipe it down and lightly lube.

Just make sure if you have to rinse it, dry it off completely and re-lubricate.

It's not a big deal.
 

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Thanks for littering our already too polluted waters. I hope your guns rust out on you.
I was trying to decide if I was going to get rid of some heavy trash this weekend during a fishing trip. I had not decided. You helped me decide. Thanks. My wife will be happy to be rid of it all.

To OP. Love to see video of this.
 

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250 u could find a better way to off yourself

I was trying to decide if I was going to get rid of some heavy trash this weekend during a fishing trip. I had not decided. You helped me decide. Thanks. My wife will be happy to be rid of all.

To OP. Love to see video of this.
 

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Self proclaimed "reasonable", "intellects" toting HK's. I've heard everything now.:16:
Never proclaimed myself either of those words. I'm just not a stupid idiot, and realize there's consequences to being willfully ignorant.
 

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Make sure you use ball ammo so there is no expansion in the barrel. You are shooting while under water, right?
 

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Never proclaimed myself either of those words. .
Those words are code for liberal/ environmentalist.

Make sure you use ball ammo so there is no expansion in the barrel. You are shooting while under water, right?
I would love to see that on video. Under water man, very cool.
 
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