Any suggestions on first cleaning of new gun ? i have heard hot soapy water ,windex , cold water and a few others suggestions . Also does anyone clean their barrels when shooting in between shots and if so what do you use ? it seems to me that if you have your gun shot in like this then you would also have to do this while hunting if you fire it off at something.
I just bought my first flintlock a few weeks ago. I heard brake cleaner works great but didnt have any available so I wound up using Hoppes 9 gun solvent on a patch that I wrapped around my 50 cal bore brush... Ran it through twice, ran through 3 dry patches until they came out clean and dry then put a a little oil on a patch and ran it through. Ran a dry patch through it yesterday to clean whatever oil was left in it out before I shot it for first time and it shot great.