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Old December 14, 2012, 11:18 PM   #1
johnwilliamson062
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Bore Obstruction

Well it happened.
Got a brass brush stuck in the thing.

Had to push it out with a brass rod and wood dowel from the breech through the ?Nipple hole?. Glad I read all those threads in the rifle forum on how to do it, although being unable to open the breech did make things a little more complicated.
Worked pretty well after I bought the right size rod at Lowes. With a pretty bright LED the barrel looks great, so the brass worked well. Not much damage on the brass rod either. Will see if I buggered the nipple threads or not tomorrow once everything has a bit to dry out. If I did I guess I finally have a reasonable excuse to get a breach loader.

This poor muzzleloader was the first rifle I bought and seems to take all the beatings.

I'm not Catholic like my wife, so this is as close as I get to confession.
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Old December 14, 2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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Well ally's well that ends well. Glad you got it out with nothing other than pride scratched. You did good. Would all gun stories come out the same way.


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Old December 15, 2012, 02:37 AM   #3
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I don't use bore brushes. I use shotgun mops.
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Old December 15, 2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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Well Hawg, now that you mention it, I usually use a mop myself, BUT along with my first rifle came a cheap "universal" cleaning kit from walmart that needs an adapter to connect all the attachments to the cleaning rod. I couldn't locat the adapter for the mop and I was in a rush so I decided I could just send the 50 cal brush down a few times followed by some patches. Reversing direction in the barrel and all. That was the first mistake.
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