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I've been looking at the various tools used by forum members for cleaning and maintaining their M14/M1A's and have some questions that I am hoping I can get some help with.

So far I've only used a bore snake, patches and q-tips but want to invest in the right tools for the job of cleaning and maintaining my M1A. Just want to make sure I get the right tools and also avoid buying duplicate tools in different forms.

Apologies in advance if some of these questions are elementary just don't know much about this stuff.

For cleaning kits I've looked at:
1. G.I Cleaning Kits. Seem to be some variations based on time period. Is there one version that is better than others?
2. Otis kit.
I notice some folks have both. Is it necessary?

Other cleaning/maintainance tools:
1. Carbon Scrapers. Makes sense to me. Probably need a set right?
2. Gas Cylinder Lock. Seems like a must-have.
3. BAD-1 tool. Looks super handy but pricy. Do I need one?
4. G.I. or aftermarket Bolt Disassembly tool. Is this a necessary tool to disassemble the bolt? Is one better than the other

Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions.
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