Carbine Field Cleaning Kit

For the last few months I have been looking into putting together a Carbine Field Cleaning Kit for sale through the website.  The basis of this kit is from what I have used for the last few years and had pretty good success with.  I have traveled the full spectrum of cleaning kits and processes from the standard issue kit with rod segments that thread together with various tips and brushes, patches, CLP, and a little bag to  OTIS cable kits, to a tool box packed up for classes with a host of aerosols, greases, oils, and liquids and a whole host of tools to a $200 assortment of patches, rods, links, adapters, guides, etc that I was sold on when working in Iraq as the best way to keep my fighting gun clean.

While I do maintain a fairly comprehensive setup in my shop the components that I use the most stay in a zip baggy in my training gear and consists of a high quality oil/CLP (Slip 2000 EWL), an armorers brush, a disposable rag, a handful of oversized patches, and a boresnake.  The purpose of the kit is keeping the gun at a functional level of cleanliness while in the field.  I won’t be subjecting the gun to a white glove inspection or seasoning any barrels, I will be keeping it running while training for a fight and it is the same kit I would stuff in my pocket or my ruck if I was walking out to a fight.  The kit includes just enough gear to recover from a hard day’s exposure to the elements or the rigors of dumping a basic loads worth of ammo or more and resetting my gear.

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Here is the package all wrapped up ready to stash away.

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Here is the kit ready to be used.

Now some of you may be asking, what is up with the oversized patches? A few years ago I ended up with a bunch of these and started using them when cleaning guns as small disposable rags. This keeps me from trashing my main rag each time I go over the gun and they are a little more abrasive than the main rag for getting stubborn gunk off the bolt and bolt carrier and the other internals of the common carbine.

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When I am done I toss the three patches and stow the rag and remaining gear to get back to business.

Look for a very similar kit to be available shortly from Austere Provisions Company.

Until next time, stay sharp,

-Mike G

 

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One Response to Carbine Field Cleaning Kit

  1. Yancey Harrington says:

    Good idea here… I had basically the same thing while working abroad for 2 years… I stayed away from having US MIL looking cleaning kit… and used the snake… took off the EWL sticker… looked like anything other than a weapons cleaning kit. Well done Austere!

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