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Old April 22, 2006, 11:29 AM   #26
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Believe it or not, I've seen this a number of times before. The one time that I could not remove it with means already mentioned here(oil, air press, etc.), I filed serrations in the end of a piece of sched. 40 pcv pipe, drilled opposing holes in opposite end, and inserted a long bolt for use as a "T" handle. With patience and pressure, using the serrated end as a saw, the obstruction will be removed. It took me cutting new serrations a number of times, and I had to deal with removing a small amount of pcv residue, but that was easily dealt with, and no damage to bore. Good Luck.
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Old April 22, 2006, 02:06 PM   #27
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Bore Snake

Boys:
This is why I hate the blasted things - learn how to properly clean a rifle and quit going always for what's easy!
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Old April 22, 2006, 02:13 PM   #28
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If it is stuck only a few inches from the one end, try threading a cork-screw into the mass and pulling out the way it came in.
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Old April 23, 2006, 12:38 PM   #29
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Unclenick has the answer

How is it going? Did you "get ur done"?

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Old April 24, 2006, 12:01 PM   #30
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tie the snake off and pull the weapon back wards.
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Old April 24, 2006, 12:18 PM   #31
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Well since we hav'nt heard from you.

I hope you did not end up in the hospital like Das Boot and his safe caper.

Where is that guy (Das Boot), boy was that a good thread. Probably out there in the Keys with his boat, catching fish.

So if you didn't burn up your barrel or call Hoppe's what have you done?

The topic needs an answer to your request. Pppplllleeeeaaasssseee Go on with your story

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Old April 25, 2006, 08:12 AM   #32
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I'm with Harley, Come on, tell us. The suspense is driving me nuts.

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Old April 25, 2006, 08:42 PM   #33
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Unclenick, your post is a good candidate for a sticky thread - or would've been if this were a common problem. okievarmint, what you (and possibly others I might've missed) suggested was exactly what a gunsmith did - yes, I took it to a gunsmith. Well, kinda what he did. He just used a long threaded tool. He made $25 + a good laugh (not complaining though, it was well deserved)

Bottomline: I'm alive and well. The gun is alive and well. As a bonus, the bore snake is alive and well (that partially pays for the $25 ). As a microbonus, the filthy patch that liked it in the barrel so much it wouldn't get out, is alive and well and was given to me along with the rest of stuff. Just in case you are wondering - no, I'm not planning to use it again; it's going right into "memorabilia" closet.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for advice and sympathy, I love you all... yes, in a purely manly kind of way.

I'm sure to remember this: nothing that has "snake" in it's definition is fully harmless.

Regards! -Off to grab a beer to celebrate the bore liberation.

P.S. Harley Quinn - who's Das Boot? what happened to him?
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Old April 26, 2006, 09:06 AM   #34
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Das Boot

Samoand,
If you have about a 1/2 of an hour you won't get back, find that safe thread by him it is hilarious. It went on for months and then was closed do to a lack of good faith. It has some real good humor, you will laugh, you will cry..LOL

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PS: Glad to hear it worked out, good judgement on your part, you are to be commended.
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Old April 26, 2006, 05:46 PM   #35
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did he open the darn safe??!!

: ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) I didn't buy getting in hospital part though, it was too well timed following HiPowering's post. Thanks for a good laugh, it was hysterical... and shows power of collective thinking, there were few interesting ideas.
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Old April 26, 2006, 06:46 PM   #36
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Glad you read it LOL

My wife and I were disapointed about that thread. Sure would like to know if he found the pot of gold, LOL.

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Old April 29, 2006, 06:37 PM   #37
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All of this "soaking with oil" will only make the fibers swell and tighten the plug.
Find a piece of steel (brass would be better) rod that is smaller than bore diameter, chamfer the sharp edge, and drive the stuck snake out from the other end. Use light taps with a very small hammer.
The long wood screw trick might work, too.
Don't use oil, don't use chemicals. If these methods don't work, take the gun to a good gunsmith.
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Old April 30, 2006, 12:05 PM   #38
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Bill,

Look at Samoand's post fourth above yours. He did take it to the gunsmith.

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Old April 30, 2006, 12:56 PM   #39
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Gunsmith and Unclenick

Hi,
I believe the gunsmith pretty much did, what Unclenick had mentioned.

Good job.

It is nice to hear/see some taking the instructions given by qualified replys, and getting it done correctly.

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Old May 3, 2006, 12:20 AM   #40
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well... now I'm getting a case of "but i could do it, i swear!" virus acting up

actually, given the circumstances I couldn't: I'm about to move, having limited access to my tools and setup, and putting more value to this firearm than to the virus.

Still. What happened to the damn safe???!!! : ))))))
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Old May 3, 2006, 03:31 PM   #41
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Das Boot will have to bring it back

One of those mysteries that on the net occur to frequently.

You were kind enough to let us know what happened, show's good character.

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