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When cleaning firearms, it is important to have the right equipment, such as gun oil, solvent, brushes, cleaning rods and cleaning patches. Products such as Bore Snakes also help expedite the process. Tyler Shoberg/The Pioneer

Open Season: Cleanliness is next to gun-liness

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When my wife works weeknights at Sanford, I have a routine: watch hunting shows, clean my guns (if needed) and play with the pooch.

Last Tuesday was one of those typical evenings. Then my phone rang; it was a hunting buddy who lives down the street.


"I need your help," he said.

"What's the matter?"

"I took my wife's gun apart and can't get it back together," he said. "I've been trying for half an hour and it's driving me nuts."

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