My buddy bought a used Ruger GP100 that was severely carbon'd & fouled up, used Hoppe's #9, let it sit a little longer than usual and it turned out great -shrug-
Three years ago my apartment in college was robbed, and they got my small safe which had four handguns in it.
Obviously took the proper steps to report them, etc.
Yesterday the Pittsburgh P.D. called me to let me know they had recovered a Glock30 matching my SN. Then found out they've had it forever and couldn't get ahold of me until now.
Regardless, I'm picking it up in a couple weeks and wanted to know if there's any additional steps I should be taking to clean/oil it, as I'm sure the thugs who stole it didn't treat it properly.
Very simple, just go about the norm - if the gun was clean before, sitting around won't do anything besides some minor potential rust (not likely on a Glock) or some dust. Clean it, and give the barrel a good look (make sure it's nice shiny and smooth) before putting rounds in it.
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Glock LE armorer checking in....
If the weapon was in a skells hands I would want to be damn sure it wasn't abused/damaged/modified before I entrusted it with my life... perps like to make them full-auto, etc. Bring it to a professional armorer and have it disassembled/cleaned/assessed. Expect to pay ~$50 for the service. If you're mechanically inclined you can do it yourself - there are plenty of detailed videos on YouTube and it's very easy, but don't take any chances if you're not so inclined.
good luck. glad you got it back!
the proprietary coating Glock uses on their guns is supposedly very good, it's not bluing, it's not parkerizing, I can't remember what it's called. i wouldn't worry about rust on any of the steel parts. i think if any of the other parts are modified, you would be able to tell fairly easily. part of the benefit of cleaning your guns regularly, you know them inside and out.
and if it really worries you, duck tape it to a tree, attach a string to the trigger, stand back and let her fly. this works well for "checking" head space on a $79 Mosin Nagant.
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I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to speed around the city, keeping its speed over fifty, and if its speed dropped, the bus would explode! I think it was called, "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down."