How to Clean a FEG 9 mm

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FEGArmy Arms produces clones of popular pistols. The FEG P9M 9 mm pistol closely copies the Browning Hi-Power designed by John Moses Browning in 1927. The Hungarian-made clone is nearly identical to the Browning Hi-Power, and many parts interchange between the two pistols. The pistol operates as a single action, semi-automatic with the capacity to hold 13 rounds.

Ensure the gun is unloaded. With the pistol pointed in a safe direction, press the magazine catch on the left side of the pistol and drop the magazine from the grip. Firmly grasp the rear of the slide and pull the action open to eject any round in the chamber. Engage the slide stop on the left side of the pistol to hold the slide open. Visually inspect the chamber to ensure it is empty.

Field strip the pistol. With the slide locked back, press the thumb safety into the disassembly notch on the left side of the pistol. On the right side of the pistol, press the slide lock out. Hold the slide while releasing the thumb safety. Allow the slide to move forward and remove it from the pistol. Do not let go of the slide. Slightly compress the recoil spring and remove it from the pistol and lift the barrel out of the slide.

Clean the barrel. Soak the bore brush with bore cleaner and run it through the barrel from the chamber end several times to remove large powder particles. Replace the bore brush with the bore patch tip. Place a bore patch into the tip and soak it with bore cleaner. From the chamber end, run the patch through the barrel. Replace the patch and repeat until the patches come out clean.

Lubricate and reassemble the pistol. Apply a light film of gun oil on moving parts and the slide/frame mating surfaces. Set the barrel and recoil spring assembly back into the slide. Put the slide back onto the frame and move it completely to the rear until the thumb safety can engage in the disassembly notch. Re-install the slide stop and engage it in the slide stop notch. Disengage the thumb safety and the slide stop, allowing the slide to move forward under spring power.

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