field-strip


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field-strip

(ˈfildˌstrɪp)

v.t. -stripped -stript, -strip•ping.
to disassemble (a weapon) for cleaning, repair, or inspection.
[1945–50]
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I'm a fan of John Browning's original-length short guide rods purely because 1911s outfitted with them are easier for me to field-strip and maintain.
THE 390'S RESURRECTION: Beretta's latest autoloader, the AL391 Eureka, is a wonderful machine, but a lot of hunters and clay-target shooters hated to see the old A390 go because its gas-handling mechanism was a bit easier to field-strip for cleaning.
After checking to ensure the gun is unloaded, I do a quick field-strip and then brush or wipe away any apparent grit of grime; then I reassemble, work the action and make sure it still feels right.

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