Believe it or not, when I was in the Army, after using the special issue cleaner, I would clean my M-16, M-60, or even my .45 after the range with very warm soapy water using dishwashing detergent. I primarily did this to make sure all the carbon was off so it would pass inspection by the armorer who could be a real jerk-off just because he could. I wasn't always successful, because the armorer often times singled me out, took my weapon apart and found some nook or cranny that the MANUFACTURER probably didn't know about, went over it with a Q-tip or pipe cleaner and gave it back to me to clean again. On a serious note, it is possible to clean a weapon using dishwashing detergent and water. Use a hairdryer that blows really hot air to dry all the parts. Make sure it is adequately oiled afterwards.
what? why would you do that? do you not know how to clean a gun right or do you want to ruin it? take it apart and clean it right water will wash the oils off and and you would take it apart anyway to get the water out and re oil it. oh yea water causes rust and the parts inside will rust
Absolutely not. Use a good powder solvent to clean it with. Clean the barrel, the chamber, break it down as far as you can and clean every part of it correctly if you want to keep using it for any length of time. When you are through cleaning it, reoil it before putting it away.
Sounds like you're either a gang banger or a moron, if you think thats a good idea at all...in either case, you should file off any serial numbers and get rid of it cuz you're probably on the fast track to prison if you keep it.