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PostSubject: MGC Stirling ... Basic Cleaning Guide   Sun May 30, 2010 3:29 pm




MGC Sterling Mk-V ... Basic Cleaning Guide



The guide detailing Basic Strip Down can be found here:




Exploded Diagram for Reference:




1: Wipe / scrape off all residue and dirt from the Detonator Pin




2: Make sure the Vent holes are clear (if present in your model)






3:  I find that a spiral cleaning brush intended for a .410 shotgun perfect for cleaning the       Detonator chamber. Push the brush through from both ends to remove all traces of debris. If the dirt is stubborn and sticks to the chamber I usually spray Browning Legia gun oil over the dirt, let it soak in then brush again.









4: The barrel is partly open and dirt will build up in there if it isn’t cleaned regularly. 





If you’ve got an Ultra Sonic cleaner big enough, immerse the barrel in either warm water and a little detergent (washing up liquid) if deposits are light, or White Vinegar, Bicarbonate of Soda and warm water solution. An Ultra Sonic cleaner will remove practically all the dirt from inside the barrel. The alternative is to find a dish long enough to immerse the barrel into the same White Vinegar, Bicarb and warm water to loosen the dirt. Flush it through under the hot water tap afterwards.



*** N.B. I HAVE FOUND THAT THE BLACK / BLUING COMPOUND USED ON SOME ZINC AND STEEL PARTS WILL BE REMOVED COMPLETELY BY ULTRASONIC CLEANING. TEST USING A SMALL PART FIRST, BEFORE IMMERSING LARGER PARTS IN THE CLEANER. IF IN DOUBT, DO NOT USE THE ULTRASONIC CLEANER ON CHEMICALLY BLACKENED / BLUED METALS***

Ultra Sonic Cleaner




Refer to http://mp40modelguns.forumotion.net/modelgun-cleaning-guides-f11/ultra-sonic-cleaners-t362.htm for more information on these UltraSonic cleaners

Refer to http://mp40modelguns.forumotion.net/modelgun-cleaning-guides-f11/vinegar-baking-soda-hot-water-t108.htm for more on White Vinegar / Bicarb of Soda / Hot Water method

5: The bolt is easy enough to clean. I soak mine in Browning Legia oil, then wipe it clean.







An old electric toothbrush is ideal for scrubbing dirt away. Wipe the extractor and its groove clean, make sure it moves freely against its spring. 





Wipe the bolt face clean, checking for any signs of wear or damage. Zinc Alloy bolts are prone to wear especially around the centre recess that holds the cartridge.




Feed rails that push cartridges from the magazine can also break or snap off. Inspection of parts will be discussed in more detail in subsequent articles.
My own Sterling has a custom made steel bolt. Wear isn't such a problem but sharp edges are! Take care when wiping metal parts down.    

6: Push a rag through the receiver tube to remove all the old oil and dirt. Pay particular attention to the magazine well, breach and ejection port






7: Remove the magazine’ base plate Part #50 and Part #49.

Push this button in gently to release the base plate






8: Withdraw magazine spring and the follower Part #48 and #47 respectively.




9: Wipe inside the magazine clean, use the electric toothbrush to scrub the follower and the top surfaces of the mag. Browning Legia oil makes a good cleaning agent here too

10: Wipe the spring clean.

11: Lightly oil all magazine parts and reassemble. Ensure the follower is fitted the correct way around. The follower is sloped to allow cartridges to sit at the correct angle for the bolt to push them cleanly into the chamber without fouling.






The Sterling is now ready for reassembly






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