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  • #61
    You know.. the cleaning kit that's mentioned in the manual?


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
      You know.. the cleaning kit that's mentioned in the manual?
      Errr - yes - I know........

      Can't remember the last time I saw a COMPLETE one...
      "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
        Errr - for cleaning.... otherwise they would not need to be part of the kit to begin with !
        You dont need the brushs.
        I never use them even after firing them shity Gallery rounds on stage 4 & 5.

        What is this mythical item of which you speak ?
        Do the RDF not get them?
        And before you ask it is a genuine Steyr kit and not some cheap crap the Army buy as it has the Steyr logo on the oil bottle.

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        • #64
          Cleaning kits in my unit tend to come in an ammo box full of odds'n'sods and old flanelette that's probably been pulled through .303s and FNs.
          Issued personal cleaning kits are just unheard of.

          The SA80 cleaning kit is ideal for the Steyr, I particularly like the wire bristle brush (2nd from top) as it scrapes carbon off your gas parts in no time!


          and bore brushes, ideal for breach and gas cylinder.


          Border Bunny, if you're happy to sit there with just a Pull Through, Flannel and Oil, suit yourself, but there are tools out there specifically designed for making what would otherwise be a laborious job, a lot quicker. Just because you're not issued it, doesn't mean it's wrong.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
            Errr - yes - I know........

            Can't remember the last time I saw a COMPLETE one...
            I'll send you a photo, it's probably as close as you'll ever get
            CRIME SCENE INSTIGATOR

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            • #66
              Never go any where with a rifle without a toothbrush. Can wrap cloth around top and use it clean the guide rods in the butt. Nothing like a good clean rod in a butt!
              "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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              • #67
                Every Steyr originally came with at least 1 cleaning kit, and the covers for the sights, and if I recall correctly, a zeroing key.

                the original kits are around, just hard to find. I googled some time ago, there are places you can give money to and they'll send you a genuine Steyr kit; alternatively any gun store will sell you a .22 cleaning kit or a boresnake to speed matters up.
                "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

                "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by SwiftandSure View Post
                  The SA80 cleaning kit is ideal for the Steyr, I particularly like the wire bristle brush (2nd from top) as it scrapes carbon off your gas parts in no time!
                  Heres a few tips for you.
                  Use the cooling rings on the barrel to scrape the carbon of the gas piston and plug.
                  The metal ends of the pull through can be used to scrap the inside of the plug.
                  Also keep a few green pads from the ration packs they come in handy for the plug. A free cleaning tool.

                  and bore brushes, ideal for breach and gas cylinder.
                  For cleaning the inside of the gas cylinder just push some flannel in with the firing pin and for the inside of the housing group push flannel through with one of the guide rails.

                  Border Bunny, if you're happy to sit there with just a Pull Through, Flannel and Oil, suit yourself, but there are tools out there specifically designed for making what would otherwise be a laborious job, a lot quicker. Just because you're not issued it, doesn't mean it's wrong.
                  Im not saying your wrong its your money waste it what ever way you want.
                  The Steyr is easy to clean and can be done in a few minutes with just the issue pull through with flannel and oil. Its not like the MAG that takes ages with loads of tools or the .5 that takes 3 days.

                  One thing I will recommend to buy is a Bore Snake.
                  After a day of shooting to 2 or 3 pull throughs with this and the barrel is spotless.

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                  • #69
                    Issue cleaning kits are still available to new recruits/cadets.RDF as usual get pool issue.
                    The issue oil bottle is shite.Way too small for continuous use on the ground.
                    Anyway this thread is going way off topic.
                    "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                    • #70
                      MOD: Keep to the thread!

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                      • #71
                        Incidently Lowe Alpine outlet in Tullamore had/has the chest rig, backpack and daysack in O.G. The chest rig even has loops on it in DPM pattern. Pricey though, when I was last there the big pack was €220, daysack €60 chest rig was €90 off the top of my head, don't quote me on them prices, I was last there in December.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
                          trust me - as a SNCO i've done hundreds of equipment checks, stores checks and 'Board of Officers' inspections - having stuff serial numbered in no way aids quantity checks or ordering.
                          The VFM Report disagrees with your assessment.

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                          • #73
                            Barcodes are basic fundementals of Inventory management, aggregate planning, lean operations and supply chain mamagement.

                            They are also basic fundemental tools in quality control, quality management and forecasting.

                            If the DF wanted to save some serious money and improve in VFM then ISO 9000 et al would be a good start.
                            "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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