Cleaning a new Scar 17s

FN Forum

Google Search
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Member Pedro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    63
    Thanked
    23 times

    Cleaning a new Scar 17s

    Helped my buddy clean his new scar 17s black today . . . (he only paid 3300 at a local VA dealer about a week or two ago! Lucky him).

    Anyway, we opened up the extractor/spring to clean (yes, its a PITA and takes some practice) and found several copper/metal shavings in there, most likely from the factory machining. Cleaned it up and re-assembled.

    Just thought I'd pass that along if anyone wants to get in there and clean.


  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2,962
    Thanked
    1671 times
    Thanks for info as my new 16 and 17 is awaiting their first baths before firing..

  3. #3
    STL
    STL is offline
    Senior Member 25,000 Post Club Member STL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    3rd rock from the Sun
    Posts
    25,253
    Thanked
    11499 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
    Helped my buddy clean his new scar 17s black today . . . (he only paid 3300 at a local VA dealer about a week or two ago! Lucky him).

    Anyway, we opened up the extractor/spring to clean (yes, its a PITA and takes some practice) and found several copper/metal shavings in there, most likely from the factory machining. Cleaned it up and re-assembled.

    Just thought I'd pass that along if anyone wants to get in there and clean.
    It was not copper. It was brass from the case as it's deposited there during the test fire of the weapon and would not impede the proper function of the weapon.

    On another note, you guys realize the extractor axis pin retaining ring is a one time use item, right?

    -SS

  4. #4
    euc
    euc is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    34
    Thanked
    1 times
    Quote Originally Posted by SgtStrykerUSMC43 View Post
    It was not copper. It was brass from the case as it's deposited there during the test fire of the weapon and would not impede the proper function of the weapon.

    On another note, you guys realize the extractor axis pin retaining ring is a one time use item, right?

    -SS
    Can you please elaborate on the extractor axis pin "one time use" .. I will be receiving my Scar 17s tomorrow morning and will bring it home and clean it.. Just need to know if this is something i need to buy another one of..

    if this is a noob question please forgive I am learning..

    thank you in advance

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    410
    Thanked
    116 times
    The extractor pin can be reused. The spring ring that retains it should be replaced after removing it.

    H

  6. #6
    euc
    euc is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    34
    Thanked
    1 times
    Thank you for the information.

    I have been reading a lot about what to clean for the initial cleaning before I shoot it for the first time and I am finding conflicting stories..

    I understand they factory ship with "extra" lube/oil for protection but I am not sure where EXACTLY I need to clean this off of.. I have been using the "search" function but it is hard to discern between personal opinions and manufacturer recommendations or facts..

    any help on this would be appreciated.. I dont want to mess something up on the first pull due to my inability to properly clean my rifle the first time.

  7. #7
    Member Pedro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    63
    Thanked
    23 times
    I just re-used the ring, if you take it off carefully it doesn't seem to impact function.

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. SCAR Cleaning Kit
    By STL in forum SCAR Accessories, Scopes & Mods
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 04-24-2013, 09:28 AM
  2. Cleaning your scar
    By FishScales in forum FN SCAR 16S
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-02-2012, 06:41 PM
  3. Cleaning a Scar 17S
    By manatee in forum FN SCAR 17S
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-20-2012, 10:52 PM
  4. Cleaning kit for scar?
    By iamproph in forum FN SCAR 16S
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-06-2011, 09:19 AM
  5. SCAR Cleaning
    By AZFN in forum FN SCAR 16S
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-16-2011, 07:15 AM

Search tags for this page

are scars factory fired
,
best scar 16 cleaning kit
,
clean scar 17 before shooting
,
cleaning new scar before shooting for the first time
,

cleaning scar 17

,

cleaning scar 17 first time

,

cleaning scar 17s

,
cleaning scar first time
,
first clean for scar 17
,

fn scar cleaning

,

fn scar first cleaning

,

how do you clean a scar 17

,

how to clean a fn scar 17s

,

how to clean a fn scar 17s for the first time

,

how to clean scar 17

,

scar 17 cleaning

,
scar 17 cleaning before shooting
,
scar 17 factory test fired
,

scar 17 initial cleaning

,

scar 17s cleaning

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread