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thehemi
December 4, 2008, 10:07 PM
I just picked up my first firearm, the home defense Mossberg 500.
What do I need to look for in a cleaning kit? Any recommendations?
I plan on getting a 22 rifle in the near future, too, so if there are kits
that would work for both, that would be excellent.

Thanks!

hogdogs
December 4, 2008, 10:13 PM
I prefer a regular brass rifle/shotgun cheap kit from walmart with a seperate one for .22 as the shotgun rod needs to be fatter to be stiffer.
But they are cheap enough.
Brent

zippy13
December 4, 2008, 11:58 PM
If you're making your list for Santa, Thehemi, here's a very nice one, too bad it doesn't include .22 caliber. ;)
http://www.blackberryfarm.com/images/BandT_20071010_0719_Purdy_Gun_Cleaning_Kit_Blue.jpg

Purdey Gun Cleaning Kit in Leather Case
$6,500.00
This fully fitted gun cleaning kit in leather and oak case with a Purdey gold embossed leather gun case label inside the lid. The case is handmade in England using the traditional method of hand stitching leather onto the oak carcass. The protective corners, hinges and locks are all of solid brass. For cleaning and maintaining a shotgun this essential kit contains: a 2-piece nylon and brass 12 bore rod, a 2-piece nylon and brass 20 bore rod, both with fittings which are brass jag, wool mop and bristle brush, 2 turnscrews, 1 disc key, a pair of 12 bore nickel plated snapcaps, a pair of 20 bore nickel plated snapcaps, chamber brush handle with 12 and 20 bore Payne Gallwey brush and brass cap, a nickel plated oil bottle and a Purdey Selvyt Cloth.

Available from BlackberryFarm (http://www.blackberryfarm.com/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=202&osCsid=1005daad68b327f20d057083e96d4b99).

Ricky B
December 5, 2008, 01:07 AM
I bet you could get Connecticut Shotgun to make you one for only $5,000.

thehemi
December 5, 2008, 09:02 AM
$6500 :eek:

hogdogs
December 5, 2008, 09:20 AM
I will stick with my nine dollar wal-mart special by outers!:eek:
Brent

Waterengineer
December 5, 2008, 10:00 AM
For $6,500 I could have: Two new Browning Citori's, and have money left over for a nice ski trip to Colorado.

zippy13
December 5, 2008, 01:37 PM
Sorry, Hemi, I confess... I came across the Purdey cleaning case a few days ago, and was waiting for some unsuspecting shot-gunner to ask about a cleaning kit as an excuse to run it out. In reality, I'm like hogdogs, and have separate rod/tip/brush kits for my rifle, handgun and shotgun calibers/gauges. You might start with a "full" kit for your 12-ga that includes solvent, oil, mop, and wipes in addition to the basic rod/tip/brushes. As you add more gauges/calibers to your collection, just get a rod/tip/brush kit for that gun. Brent's correct about a "universal" .22 rod being too flimsy for your 500.

If anyone is really interested in the Purdey kit, Kevin's (http://www.kevinscatalog.com/Reproduction-Purdey-Gun-Cleaning-Kit/productinfo/44-7251/) has it for just $5,473. If you're a cheap old phart, like me, you can get the Payne Gallwey chamber brush separately for £7.34 ($10.72) from Attleborough's (http://www.attacc.com/acatalog/Attleborough_Accessories_GUNROOM_PRODUCTS.html).
http://www.townandcountrysports.co.uk/eMerchantPro/pc/catalog/93343_md.jpg