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Poll on your method of cleaning Black Powder

Everyone seems to have their own method for cleaning their real black powder shooting guns. I picked out a few different combinations of cleaning methods that I think are fairly common. If you use some other method post it.

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equal parts Murphy's oil soap, 70% rubbing alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide.
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Re: Poll on your method of cleaning Black Powder

I'm gettin old 'n lazy. All I ever use any more is CVA Barrel Blaster Black Powder Foam and then I finish up with a few patches of CLP.

It's been keepin my Green Mt. Barrel perfect for 3 years now.

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Re: Poll on your method of cleaning Black Powder

Start to finish it takes me about 50 min to clean mine. I use two old coffee cans filled with hot soapy water. Put all the parts, frizzen, touch hole, etc in one and let soak while I clean the barrel in the other. After I'm finished with the barrel, I get everything out and lay them on a towel. (This is the best part), I drink a beer while I wait for the parts to air dry and then do the clean up work, wonder lube patches, cleaning moving parts with patches, etc, then put everything back together. This works for me, but others may say it's a waste of time. However, after shooting with others, I'm always told that I'm the guy that has the least mis-fires. I don't know if it's the gun or the care, but that's what I do.

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Takes me about 5 min. to clean up. Take lock out, remove flint, remove barrel. Pump barrel with warm water and dish soap. Dry patch barrel and breech and stand in corner muzzle down. Clean lock with toothbrush and soapy water and dry with hair dryer. Let it all sit for an hour or so and oil bore and spray oil on lock. Let drain for a couple of hours and re-assemble.
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Amen you need to know nothing more. Thanks Mossie
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Takes me about 5 min. to clean up. Take lock out, remove flint, remove barrel. Pump barrel with warm water and dish soap. Dry patch barrel and breech and stand in corner muzzle down. Clean lock with toothbrush and soapy water and dry with hair dryer. Let it all sit for an hour or so and oil bore and spray oil on lock. Let drain for a couple of hours and re-assemble.
Man you work fast!

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Re: Poll on your method of cleaning Black Powder

At the range or when done hunting, a few swabs with old WW2 bore cleaner, the stinky stuff that neutralizes powder residue. Then hot soapy water at home, followed by some high grade machine oil when dry. Two days later it gets another oiled swab down the bore just as a precaution.
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Re: Poll on your method of cleaning Black Powder

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I'm gettin old 'n lazy. All I ever use any more is CVA Barrel Blaster Black Powder Foam and then I finish up with a few patches of CLP.

It's been keepin my Green Mt. Barrel perfect for 3 years now.

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I think I`m gonna try that stuff Dave. Gettin' lazier by the year I am

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Re: Poll on your method of cleaning Black Powder

I just get a coffee can with hot water, remove the lock (for seperate cleaning), remove the touch hole line, screw in the water tube, then use a nylon brush wrapped with a cleaning patch and "pump" the hot water in and out. Once the residue is desolve out, I run clean dry patches to dry the bore(the barrel being hot helps too). Once the patches come out dry I run a patch coated with bore butter in and out a few times. It keeps the bore "cured". Been my method for the last 20 or so yrs.

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