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PostSubject: rust in barrel   November 23rd 2013, 5:59 am

friend of mine asked me to clean his muzzeloader not only is it dirty but also has rust any ideas what i could use to clean
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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   November 23rd 2013, 6:56 am

There's a couple products that you might try, JB non embedding Bore cleaning compound and Flitz metal polish.  Besides lots of elbow grease.

Here is also a link from Brownells on cleaning a bore using JB bore paste and Kroil with felt pellets.  There is a short video to see a demonstration also:  http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleaning-chemicals/patches-mops/cleaning-pellets/weapons-care-system-pellets-prod13839.aspx

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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   November 23rd 2013, 8:04 am

If i remember right i think jon said remington 40x worked really well to
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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   November 23rd 2013, 8:31 am

You could try Kroil oil its billed as the oil that seeps I've used it a few times on frozen screw and bolts.
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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   November 23rd 2013, 10:24 am

Assuming it's an inline, I've been there before with cleaning a black powder barrel that had light rust from one end to the other. Here are the steps I used with success. The fella told me it never rusted again with proper cleaning.

1. I started off with getting all the loose stuff out with a few strokes using a nylon brush dipped in an appropriate BP solvent followed by dry patches.  

2. Next, you need to get all the embedded crud out that hides at the base of the riflings ( If you don't, this crud is only going to collect moisture again and you could be right back where you started.

3. Now comes the heavy-duty 10-10 scrubbing showing no mercy ( learned this one from a gun smith). Take a brass brush and put JB Bore Paste ( blue lettering ) on it and run it ten times along the length of the barrel.  Let if sit for 10 minutes, then run a few solvent-soaked patches down the the barrel again followed by a few dry ones.  

4. If the barrel is still dirty repeat step 3.  On the barrel I cleaned, I had to repeat Step 3 three times.

That's just one way based on the products I always keep on-hand.  There are many other ways.


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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   November 28th 2013, 11:06 pm

Is this an inline or a side lock?  Is it surface rust or pitting? 
The issue is if you stick a bore brush down your sidelock bore you might have a tough time getting it out.  A nylon brush can help that situation.
Soak the bore with Kroil or PB Blaster.
The last severely sidelock I did I used small chunks of copper scouring pad wrapped around bore swabs.

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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   November 29th 2013, 12:14 am

The trick is to run a brush down the bore that is not to big , I've found that .45 brushes work well in .50 and .54 cal barrels and won't get stuck.
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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   November 29th 2013, 8:39 am

Sometimes turning a brush to the right will get it unstuck.

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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   November 29th 2013, 9:05 am

I do the same as Spitfire.  For the .50 cal I use a .45 cal brush with a patch warped around it.  Works great and it never gets stuck.

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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   November 29th 2013, 9:16 am

I just use a bristle brush.

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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   November 29th 2013, 9:28 am

Problem is getting brushes for the big bore guns....
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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   December 6th 2013, 5:28 pm

Wrap some 0000 steel wool around your jag, lube it up, and swab the bore.
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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   December 8th 2013, 6:06 am

I sometimes tear a hunk of steel wool off lay it across the bore and push down with a clean jag and then swab back and forth a few times, works good for me.
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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   January 3rd 2014, 5:37 pm

I've cleaned a couple bad ones, and what worked good for me was to spray wd-40 down the barrel and let it soak. I set the barrel only muzzle end up and the breech end in something to catch the drippings. Then on a 50cal I wrap a 1/2 inch strip of scotch brite on a 45cal brush and run that up and dowm the bore. Spray some more wd-40 in there and let 'er set again. And just repeat. Oh, yes, first I did use soap and water to clean, so that I was just dealing with the rust. I was in no hurry, every day or so I sprayed mor wd-40 down the barrel, and every few days I run the scotch brite bore brush down it.
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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   January 3rd 2014, 8:26 pm

I have been wanting to try the scotch brite but never have. I even thought that I would tear a small piece and do it like the steel wool. I may have to try after tomarrow, it is our last day of late season m/l in VA. I will be cleaning extra well for storage.
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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   January 4th 2014, 9:37 am

One thing that works great to clean and polish fine burrs and nicks, is a combo of three things, 1 part Ultra Brite Tooth Past, 1 part Flitz, & a few drops of Rem Oil, mix the 3 and go at it. Works real go on polishing new actions on any type of Actions and Bores.

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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   January 4th 2014, 6:49 pm

@sqezer wrote:
One thing that works great to clean and polish fine burrs and nicks, is a combo of three things, 1 part Ultra Brite Tooth Past, 1 part Flitz, & a few drops of Rem Oil, mix the 3 and go at it. Works real go on polishing new actions on any type of Actions and Bores.
sqezer, dremel tool or by hand polishing  Question
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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   January 4th 2014, 10:10 pm

Marty I know a guy that uses something similar to what sqezer recommended but uses it only on his new actions and he does it by hand.
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PostSubject: Re: rust in barrel   January 5th 2014, 8:39 pm

Marty, When I went through armor school, I was taught that polishing and filing was done by hand, no power tools. Do a little at a time.
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