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    Marcus Zanala, 28, of Portland, an armorer, polishes a Ruger Vaquero revolver at The Gun Cleaner in South Portland. “Each one is like its own little project,” he says.

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    Marcus Zanala uses a fine pick to clean a bit of dirt from the handle of a handgun at The Gun Cleaner.

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    Marcus Zanala reattaches the butt of an AR-15 rifle after cleaning it.

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    Marcus Zanala, an armorer, cleans part of a handgun. Zanala learned the skills at a young age.

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    The bits and pieces of a disassembled handgun sit on a work rag waiting to go back together at The Gun Cleaner in South Portland. Guns are taken apart, cleaned and put back together.

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    Marcus Zanala disassembles a Kimber 1911 handgun at The Gun Cleaner in South Portland. He cleans gun parts in a tank of heated solvent.

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