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Bastage
September 15, 1999, 01:13 AM
I was just cleaning my little Taurus PT-22 and the bronze brush got stuck. It was the proper size and was treated with a solvent at the time.

I wasn't able to budge it at all without getting a set of vice grips out to remove it. The bore now looks to be a bit rough towards the end where the brush was stuck and I am wondering if this gun will be safe to shoot.

I will be taking it in to get looked at in the near future, but I would appreciate any opinions here.

bastage

[This message has been edited by Bastage (edited September 15, 1999).]

George Stringer
September 15, 1999, 06:05 AM
Bastage, I don't know how a brass brush could harm the barrel. As far as safety goes it won't be a problem. If you somehow nicked the crown with the rod it might hurt any accuracy the little gun might of had. George

Little-e
September 15, 1999, 12:19 PM
Forgive me if you already know this but when cleaning with a brush, be sure to go all the way through the barrel. Don't try to change directions half way through for the reasons you've described.

Mikey
September 15, 1999, 12:41 PM
Bastage,

Make sure the roughness you see isn't just fouling build-up. If you've cleaned it before without problems then that could be the reason it got stuck in the first place. Small bores like the 22 are more prone to periodic build-up and depending on the type of ammo you use, the build-up can be sudden. Some 22 ammo is just nasty.

Mikey

JoeHatley
September 15, 1999, 06:37 PM
Bastage,

If you have lived a good life, the "roughness" you refer to, is just where the
brush gouged the lead and powder fouling that is built up in your bore.

Best of luck...

Joe



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Big Bunny
September 15, 1999, 08:14 PM
More soaking in Hoppes #9 and a Tornado brush is indicated.....I think you won't be up for a recrown, especially at the (short)ranges the little pistol is likely to be used at, but I could be wrong.

Lube on 22LR is critical, sometimes it gets rubbed/melted off and really bad persistent leading can result. [Even motor HPM grease or 'ye anciente Allox' will do to add to dab onto a bald-headed lead projectile in emmergencies I've found].

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zot
September 16, 1999, 12:10 AM
yeah it would be unlikely aluminum and brass
brush would gouge a barrel, I bet you got some heavy lead flakes your seeing, if not god knows what lind of metal the barrel is made of.:]

Bastage
September 16, 1999, 12:13 AM
Thanks all,

I took it in to the shop today and the man there said it is fine. I was just a little worried as the point where the brush stopped looked terrible. Must have just been some build up as the shopman cleaned it up good.

Basatage