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Anyone have any experience using it to clean dirty milsurp barrels?

A guy mentioned it to me and wondered how effective it is and if it would be safe on the metal. I assume it would harm the wood.
 

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Anyone have any experience using it to clean dirty milsurp barrels?

A guy mentioned it to me and wondered how effective it is and if it would be safe on the metal. I assume it would harm the wood.
My Dad uses it on his stuff. Black powder guys often use it for cleaning their barrels.
 

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My Dad uses it on his stuff. Black powder guys often use it for cleaning their barrels.

Swab it with a patch or two or plug up the barrel and fill it up and soak for a while?
 

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Swab it with a patch or two or plug up the barrel and fill it up and soak for a while?
Black power I think they soak them. C&R you would probably swab.

Have you tried windex or straight amonia?

If I can remember I will post details on the homeade electric bore cleaner that you use with amonia with pics.
 

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Black power I think they soak them. C&R you would probably swab.

Have you tried windex or straight amonia?

If I can remember I will post details on the homeade electric bore cleaner that you use with amonia with pics.

I use 50-50 ammonia after shooting corrosive ammo. I was thinking of hydrogen peroxide as a possibility of really cleaning up an old bore.

I have a drawing of that gizmo. One of the projects I'd like to try if I ever get the time.
 

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I use 50-50 ammonia after shooting corrosive ammo. I was thinking of hydrogen peroxide as a possibility of really cleaning up an old bore.

I have a drawing of that gizmo. One of the projects I'd like to try if I ever get the time.
Very simple to make and I can describe it quickly.

Take a rod, preferably stainless steel. A car antenna works best from the junkyard or you can rip one off of a neighbor's car you don't like. :D

Wrap the very bottom with shrink wrap tubing and then about every 4-6 inches it should have a wrap too. That keeps it from contacting the barrel.

Get some rubber stoppers (rubber corks) for the breech end of your barrels. Plug the breach and fill with amonia.

Put the rod down the barrel and hook a positive lead to the rod. Neagative to the gun.

My Dad uses a battery charger for a car set on 6 volts or you can do 12. Some guys use 3 volts and 2 C or D batteries. If you use the the battery charger you need to check the mix more often. He goes about 5-10 minutes and empties the barrel. Black brackish crap comes running out of the barrel and it might take 4-5 cycles to get it mirror like. He used this on our Mosins which looked clean, but were not any where near clean.

I have a rod ready to go, but I have not used mine yet even though I have a battery charger.

Doing a semi-auto you will have to figure a way to pug the gas port of course.
 

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SangRun Hunter said:
Very simple to make and I can describe it quickly.

Take a rod, preferably stainless steel. A car antenna works best from the junkyard or you can rip one off of a neighbor's car you don't like. :D

Wrap the very bottom with shrink wrap tubing and then about every 4-6 inches it should have a wrap too. That keeps it from contacting the barrel.

Get some rubber stoppers (rubber corks) for the breech end of your barrels. Plug the breach and fill with amonia.

Put the rod down the barrel and hook a positive lead to the rod. Neagative to the gun.

My Dad uses a battery charger for a car set on 6 volts or you can do 12. Some guys use 3 volts and 2 C or D batteries. If you use the the battery charger you need to check the mix more often. He goes about 5-10 minutes and empties the barrel. Black brackish crap comes running out of the barrel and it might take 4-5 cycles to get it mirror like. He used this on our Mosins which looked clean, but were not any where near clean.

I have a rod ready to go, but I have not used mine yet even though I have a battery charger.

Doing a semi-auto you will have to figure a way to pug the gas port of course.
What is shrink wrap tubing?
 

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What is shrink wrap tubing?
It's used in electrical stuff for wrapping connections. Your local hardware store will have it. Usally you use a heat gun to shrink it to fit the wire or rod you are putting it on. I've used a lighter or torch to shrink it, but a hair dryer doesn't have enough heat if I remember. If you use a flame you have to keep it far enough away it will catch on fire!

You could use tape, but the adhesive won't last long in the amonia!
 

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SangRun Hunter said:
It's used in electrical stuff for wrapping connections. Your local hardware store will have it. Usally you use a heat gun to shrink it to fit the wire or rod you are putting it on. I've use a lighter or torch to shrink it, but a hair dryer doesn't have enough heat if I remember. If you use a flame you have to keep it far enough away it will catch on fire!

You could use tape, but the adhesive won't last long in the amonia!
I know what you mean now.

Just got a nice piece of stainless rod, 25". Now all I have to do is get some wrap. I have the battery charger.

Just put the shrink tubing on at lunch. Hope I did it right. Now, if I can find the time to try it.
 
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