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Old 11-23-2010, 09:30 PM   #616
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Thanks, that's an interesting site. I'm going to try the bore snake.

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You're welcome, Denis. Boresnakes are OK for a quick field quality cleaning. Just remember never to use a wire bore brush on a stainless steel barrel. Not sure if your Marlin is a stainless steel barrel. If it is, don't use a Boresnake, they have a wire brush in them.

I have many firearms, some with stainless steel barrels, some with chrome moly steel barrels. I've standardized my cleaning kit by using only nylon bore brushes on all my firearms. That way I don't have to worry about it. Bronze wire bore brushes will scratch your stainless steel barrels. They're fine for steel, but not stainless steel.

I like to use a nylon brush for applying the solvent to the bore. Take a small patch and wrap it around the brush, soak it with bore cleaner and push it through the bore. This gives you a nice snug fit in the barrel, with the "flex", of the brush providing for the snug fit. Better than using a jag or loop, IMO. Let the solvent sit for 10 minutes or so and then put the stab jag on the cleaning rod, "stab", a patch, give it a few drops of gun oil and push it through. Repeat 'til the patch comes out clean. "Stab", another patch, leave it dry and push it through. Repeat until the patch comes through dry. If you're going to store the firearm for awhile, oil a final patch and push it through and leave the bore sightly oiled. Before you shoot it, be sure to push a few dry patches through to remove the light oil film.

The Sweets 7.62 solvent is intended for removing copper fouling. You use it the same way as the Hoppes #9 solvent, but don't let it sit in the bore for more than 5 minutes. To "stop" the action of the Sweets, you'll need to push some oiled patches through the bore. The first one or two will come out with a green color on them. This is copper that has been transferred from the bullet to the bore. An excessive amount of this fouling will negatively affect accuracy. I'll use Sweets about every 500 rounds in high velocity rifles, like the .17 HMR, .308, 30-06, etc. In my .22's, I clean them once or twice a season with Hoppes only. My .22's shoot better with bore fouling. Also, it's best not to mix .22 ammo in the same firearm. Find a type that shoots good and stay with it. Because of the nature of .22's, it takes 10 or 15 rounds for an ammo brand to "settle in", due to different propellant types used in the cartridge. This is also true of center fire firearms.

If you hunt, this is something to be aware of as your first shot has to be dead on. After I sight in a hunting rifle, I give it a cleaning right at the range, then fire 3 or 4 rounds through it as "fouling" shots. I put it in the case and leave it that way until the season is over.

Here's a pic of my High Power competition rifle. It's not a .22, but a .223. Shoots good out at 600 yds!

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Old 11-28-2010, 09:02 AM   #617
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Another inmate at the Museum of Walnut and Blued Steel-a Mossberg 46B, from about 1938 or so. That rear peep is variable, operating much like a camera shutter (the proper terms escape me at the moment). The lead-lapped bore is as shiny as glass.

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Old 11-28-2010, 10:02 AM   #618
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:37 AM   #619
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Merit adjustable iris sight disk, IIRC.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:44 AM   #620
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I'm thinking about getting this for my 39a.



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Old 11-28-2010, 11:30 AM   #621
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That one looks like it has all the requirements to fit into my museum . For some reason, I have no lever-action or slide-action .22s. I have exactly one Marlin,too-an 81DL from the '50s.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:42 PM   #622
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I'm thinking about getting this for my 39a.



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I've got one of those, minus the shiney disc.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:48 PM   #623
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I've got one of those, minus the shiney disc.
The sights too or just the rifle?
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:39 AM   #624
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The sights too or just the rifle?
Rifle, complete with the carry bag.
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:23 PM   #625
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Wondering if this is a legal weapon because the barrel is so short


Catalog Number: 10/22-FS | Model Number: 1261 | Caliber: .22 LR
Stock: Black Synthetic Finish: Black Matte
Barrel Length: 16.12" Overall Length: 36.25"
Material: Alloy Steel Length of Pull: 13.50"
Sights: None Weight: 4.30 lbs.
Grooves: 6 Twist: 1:16" RH
Capacity: 10 Suggested Retail: $316.00



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Old 12-11-2010, 04:35 PM   #626
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Wondering if this is a legal weapon because the barrel is so short


Catalog Number: 10/22-FS | Model Number: 1261 | Caliber: .22 LR
Stock: Black Synthetic
Finish: Black Matte
Barrel Length: 16.12" Overall Length: 36.25"
Material: Alloy Steel Length of Pull: 13.50"
Sights: None Weight: 4.30 lbs.
Grooves: 6 Twist: 1:16" RH
Capacity: 10 Suggested Retail: $316.00



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A rifle with a barrel 16"and over is legal, and it looks like that one is 16.12".
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:12 PM   #627
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10-4, it's legal. The "ubiquitous" Ruger 10-22. A fine little rifle, for a number of reasons.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:13 PM   #628
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A rifle with a barrel 16"and over is legal, and it looks like that one is 16.12".
I always thought it was 18" min. Learnt somethin' t'day. Thanks Andy
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:55 PM   #629
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I always thought it was 18" min. Learnt somethin' t'day. Thanks Andy
I think the 18" may be for shotguns.
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