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LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
October 25, 2011, 04:41 PM
Hey guys,

Out of boredom, I cleaned my shotgun a few minutes ago, and this is what I found in the magazine tube!:eek:

http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g350/lj-mosinfreak-buck/100_1208.jpg

Just thought I'd give you guys a little reminder to clean out the tube.

upstate81
October 25, 2011, 04:44 PM
Holy smoke. I know what I'm doing after work...

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
October 25, 2011, 06:41 PM
Good idea! I never knew how much crud could accumulate in there, but that's how it all came out.

Question... Does anyone know how to clean a barrel/chamber mop like the one pictured above?

oneounceload
October 25, 2011, 07:07 PM
What's a magazine tube? I'm looking at my O/U and SxS and don't see any.....:confused: ;)

zippy13
October 25, 2011, 08:13 PM
What's a magazine tube?
Before they had plastic envelopes, some periodicals were rolled-up and mailed in paper tubes. Heavy mailing tubes were a way to prevent documents from being folded/creased.

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
October 25, 2011, 08:15 PM
LOL Nice one guys, :D.

Deja vu
October 25, 2011, 08:39 PM
Wow I may have to try that.

TheKlawMan
October 25, 2011, 09:32 PM
Before they had plastic envelopes, some periodicals were rolled-up and mailed in paper tubes. Heavy mailing tubes were a way to prevent documents from being folded/creased.

I thought they came wrapped in plain brown sleeves to preserve privacy and keep the postal employees from stealing copies of Playboy.

SHNOMIDO
October 25, 2011, 09:50 PM
wooooow

thanks. ive never done that in my life! good call.

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
October 25, 2011, 10:08 PM
It's the first time I have done this. Believe me, I was cringing.

warbirdlover
October 25, 2011, 10:40 PM
When I'm out in the field I take this along. It really does a good job until you can get home and do it right with solvent etc. I'm talking more about the barrel but I'm sure it would work on the tube also.

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=402594&pdesc=Outers_Tico_Tool_12/16_Gauge_Shotgun_Cleaner&aID=503AH&merchID=4006

Chaz88
October 25, 2011, 11:16 PM
Took my grandpas old shotgun apart a couple of years ago and was also amazed at the crud in the tube. I don't think it had been cleaned since he bough it new in about 1956.

.300 Weatherby Mag
October 26, 2011, 01:24 AM
Not impressed... The mossberg 500 I bought for $100 had at least 3x more gunk in it... :D

RoscoeC
October 26, 2011, 07:38 AM
It is an area that is often overlooked on shotguns with tube magazines. Everyone seems to want to concentrate on the barrel when the areas with moving parts such as the magazine and trigger assembly are far more important with regard to keeping the gun functioning properly. I clean the magazine tubes everytime I clean the shotguns.