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I don't have a lot of pistols so cleaning and checking my non fired pistols does not take a lot of time. I do however clean and check any pistol that I just fired at the range when I get home.
Most of the pistols I have at home are cleaned and checked every 90 days and I rotate my mags with freshly loaded mags. I do keep a pistol in a bathroom draw which I clean and check monthly due to moisture there. As for my carry pistol I clean and check it weekly.
Anyone have any better ideas on how often to clean and check non fired pistol in order to keep them in good firing condition.

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Not as often as I should! Two of my unused HGs, 1911 and my FS22lr are stored in 7.62 ammo boxes in the safe, so I really don' worry about them. My EDCs does get checked at least monthly unless I go to the range then it's within 24 hrs of firing. My other 380 and 9UC about every 6 months.
 

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I have three modern handguns, and shoot them all a couple times a year. I clean after shooting. My antique top break, I clean and lube once a year, though I haven't fired it in about 6 or 7 years.
 

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Your "antique top break" never heard of it, Is it one of those flint locks or one of those Muskets...?

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I don't have a lot of pistols so cleaning and checking my non fired pistols does not take a lot of time. I do however clean and check any pistol that I just fired at the range when I get home.
Most of the pistols I have at home are cleaned and checked every 90 days and I rotate my mags with freshly loaded mags. I do keep a pistol in a bathroom draw which I clean and check monthly due to moisture there. As for my carry pistol I clean and check it weekly.
Anyone have any better ideas on how often to clean and check non fired pistol in order to keep them in good firing condition.

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Your "antique top break" never heard of it, Is it one of those flint locks or one of those Muskets...?

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Morning Tony, I used your post as motivation to get off the duff and start a round of cleaning on both the rotation and seldom used guns. When I took the 1911 out of the surplus 30 cal ammo box, after a nearly two years, I gave it a once over even though it looked like I had cleaned it a week ago. Expect the FS22lr to look the same when I pull it out of the box. Based upon what I saw with the 1911, I'm going to pick up a few more of the ammo boxes and store all except the two I use on a daily basis in them with some packets of the desiccant for extra insurance.

Even though it's been awhile since I have seen one, IIRC the top breaks come in pistols and rifles as well as shotguns as well.

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