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I purchased a TC firestorm used and the barrel from the first 6 inches and the bore end for 6inches is badly pitted. The lands and the groove are not in good shape. I've scrubbed the barrel with bore cleaner and brush with no change. Any suggestions.
 

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did you shoot it? it might be ok. otherwise if its just the bore end, have a smith chop it. would make a nice little carbine.
 

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I've had some luck with JB Bore Cleaner and a tight fitting patch in the past. It is a very mild abrasive and it will remove the pits and a little metal, but should smooth it up.
 

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black powder and pure lead balls are very forgiving. Some pitted bores are actually quite accurate. Others, will tear the patch and throw balls wildly like buck shot.

If you have used an abrasive bore cleaner like J&B, then you won't clean it up more than it is.

Depending on what distances you hunt, consider having a smith ream it smooth. to 54 cal. You get to shoot a larger heavier ball, and with front and rear sights, it is nearly as accurate as a rifle. Still good for at least 75 yds.
 

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I've used pieces of scotchbrite pad and different grades of steel wool. That will at least smooth it out. Even emory cloth works. Some friends ahve brought me a few barrels in worse shape than you described and in taking some time I did get them smoothed out and they seem to shoot well. Good luck.
 

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Well I shot the gun today and I couldn't believe how well the gun shot! 1.5 inch group at 50 yds. I'm impressed and thankful. Thanks for the advice.
 
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