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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Does a flintlock barrell require special cleaning?

I know of the general hot soapy water and using my standard Traditions solvent to clean my barrel. Is there anything I should NOT be putting down in there ever in regards to cleaning materials. i.e. there are a ton of cleaning products like foaming sprays and all that good stuff for rifles. should that or can that ever be used in a flintlock barrell? do you coat your inner barrell with anything? Ive been told a light coat of wd-40 on a patch would suffice.
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Re: Does a flintlock barrell require special cleaning?

Be very careful what you coat your barrel with.. I know of a muzzleloader barrel that some sort of gun oil was applies to, and when shot, it hardened up like concrete. I'm talkin we could not get this stuff out with anything, even boiling water poured down the barrel. Eventually had to send the barrel back to the manufacturer to have the stuff removed and the touch hole drilled out.

Some of the more seasoned guys can give some good reccomendations..

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Re: Does a flintlock barrell require special cleaning?

i dont use anything except soap and hot water.dry it out and oil inside barrel.my gun is 36 years old bore likes like new.wd-40 will not keep from rusting.use plain old 3 in oil.
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Re: Does a flintlock barrell require special cleaning?

First, I use a good blackpowder cleaner, right now I like C-V. After about 5 patches alternating between wet and dry, I run the brass brush dipped in solvent thru and dry it out. Then I do the soapy water treatment followed by plain boiling water. Dry with patches. Let it sit overnight. Next morning, I run few patches with Kroil in it and put it away til next year. Do not use a foamy spray intended for rifle barrels.

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Re: Does a flintlock barrell require special cleaning?

WD-40 does not prevent rust.I put NO petrolium products down my barrel.If you choose to do so,clean it out before firing.Burnt petrolium products make a tar in the rifling.I use olive oil in the barrel when I finally put it away till next year.
Plain soapy water followed by a rinse and dried with patches and a hair drier.Keep it simple.

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Re: Does a flintlock barrell require special cleaning?

Is it ok to run brushes down in there? should they be brass or steel or ? I thought that was a no no......how can i get a good clean on the rifling? If im shooting copper powerbelts etc wont i get those bits in there? and i want to get it out? What is old3? or Kroil? I do have my bore butter..is that a good idea?
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Re: Does a flintlock barrell require special cleaning?

After doin the hot soapy water thing...i just give bbl a lite coat of remoil or other comparable.

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three in one oil.i would use a brass brush.if i had to brush.
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Re: Does a flintlock barrell require special cleaning?

WD-40 is terrible it actually attracts moisture from what I read so use a gun oil product very lightly on a patch prior to putting it away. The only reason to use the oil is to isolate and remove any remaining moisture from cleaning then it protects. Good hot water when cleaning will take care of 99.99 percent of the moisture as it evaporates but like anything if you are cleaning with water and its metal you need a protectant. Just go easy on it and run a patch down before loading and shooting the next time to get rid of the stuff.
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Re: Does a flintlock barrell require special cleaning?

As was said, make sure the barrel is cdry before firing.

All good cleaning methods mentioned here.

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