Gun cleaning at Armurier-Gunsmith
To ensure a good cycling, without problems or risks, a good accuracy, and years of reliable service, all guns must be throughly cleaned-up. Rifles, shotguns, pistols, and revolvers.
With a special mention to semi-auto guns.
We don't do it by field strip, or partial take down.
We do advanced cleaning by completely taking down the gun in order that cleaning products work the most efficient way.
This is the only way to really zero clean a gun.
What is included in the cleaning service
After the gun have been completely stripped down, every part-piece-place can be reached by the cleaning products, and the cleaning tools.
To offer a better service, we use a part washer which combines compressed air shaking action for very dirty parts and ultrasonic sligthest action for delicate mechanisms..
Sometimes we use also hand washing to clean up difficults parts.
Everything is cleaned: mechanisme, gas ports, stock, recoil pad.
Barrels receive a special treatment with specialised products, in the total respect of their specifications.
The parts are carrefully oiled with adequate professional oil, or grease, or syntech lube if needed, according to the manufacturer's specifications, and the use the customer wants to do with his gun.
And, of course, this the better time to check, test, and dectect malfunctions, on every part of the gun.
Client testimonials: >>>
''I love to go at shooting range every year before hunting season. This is the best place to check if every thing is is ok with my rifle. Scope, magazine, ammunitions, and so on. Last year we were shooting there with my son, but it was very difficult to group under 3 inches at 100 yards.
After a box of ammo , we packed up, went back home not so satisfied, and decided to go to the gunsmith during the week. The guy behind the desck at Armurier-Gunsmith, asked us some questions about our shooting habbits, checked carefully the scope, and finally suggested us to do a serious gun cleaning. We thought he was joking before he explained us in whta consist a real gun clean up.
''We got tighter groups after cleaning.......''
He don't promise anything. He gave us the choice to do it by ourselves, or to make it done in the shop, the professionnal way. This was the option we choosed.
Some days later, we went back to pick-up the gun, and, obviously, it has been serriously cleaned up. Not just rubbed with WD40.
The next week end we head back to the shooting range with a new box of the same ammo, ans started to shoot. After the third shot we tried to do a group of 5 , waiting between the shots that the barrel cools down. And, wow!..two 5 shots groups under 1,5 inches! So it was true: we got thihter groups after cleaning....''
Clients Testimonials >>>
''I like my Browning Bar semi automatic 7RM rifle. This is the most succesfull gun I ever had in my hunter's whole life. But last year, I missed my shot with a beautiful elk. The first round was too low. I saw the earth gush between his legs. I repeated immediately and press the trigger again, but...nothing happened. At the noise the animal jumped into a swomp, crossed the little lake and bye bye! The rifle has failed to load again.
Once came back at home, I tried to disassembled the gun to check if something was in the track or else. But it was a bad idea: I have almost broke the forend, and, at the end, all the mechanism was jammed, the forehand half removed, and the bolt half opened. I put it like this in the case and I head on to Armurier-Gunsmith.
''...it was a small 4,95$ part to be changed, that's it!.....''
When he saw the gun he had a little smile and asked me what happened. After I told him the story , he proposed to do a serious cleaning. I was quite reticent because I came to get the gun fixed, after the fail, and no cleaned. But when he asked me how I cleaned my rifle , I have been obliged to tell him that... I never it cleaned since 20 years, due to the impossibility to remove the bolt on this semi automatic rifle.
So, at the end, I give him a chance, and ordered a complet gun cleaning. 3 days after, I came back to pick up the gun and he showed me the little part that had induced the fail: a little bushing inside the mechanism. Finally, it was a small 4,95$ part to be changed, that's it!.....Now my gun works flawless and has never been so clean.
Clients Testimonials >>>
The last we came back from hunting, it was mid November, the weather was cold and humid. We unloaded the pick up, and started to store the hunting stuff. When came the time to take care of the fire arms, we removed them from the case, cleaned them up and stored them in the safe. And forgot them until the next year. Big mistake.
My brother in law and me have both bolt action rifles, and two pump action shot guns. At the end of the spring, after the fishing season, we started to think about our fireams. Once removed from the safe we found a very little layer of rust on three on four of them. We were very surprised ans fear that the rust continue to grow. So we deceided to bring the three gun to Armurier-Gunsmith , in order to know what to do.
He told us that this is quite common in safes stored in the basement. After having removed the stocks and carrefully checked the under wood parts of each rifle, he proposed us to do a complete clean up, which includes a complete conservative treatment with a good professionnal gun oil.
''...he saved our gun from rust with a special oil!.....''
We were rather comforted to not loose our precious rifles and to have cured the problem with so little money. Few days later, the rifles were ready to be stored again, with a special oil that protects from moisture for long. There was no trace of rust, and the blueing was safe. He saved our guns from rust with a special oil. Lesson learned.
Don't wait too late for a complete cleaning!
The complete cleaning should be done every year, after the hunting or shooting season.
Ok, do not dream...
Let's say it another way: every each box of ammo (20 rounds) for a semi auto or a bolt action rifle, every each case of ammo ( 250 rounds) for a shotgun. This is the minimum service you can give to your gun. You can ( you should...) do it more frequently, in facts.
But remember: it take only 8 days to ruin a gun with rust, if it has not been correctly cleaned and stored. Once this has occured, the bill is not the same. And sometimes, the inside of the barrel is also pitted. In that case, this is too late. The gun is dead because the cost of changing the barrel will be higher than the cost of a new rifle.
So don't wait until too late for a good complete cleaning.