huntRodG said:How often do you clean your flintlocks? After every use? I do I use a foaming bore cleaner and let that soak for an hour or two then wire brush the bore and dump out all the crud. After that I soak it in the tub for another hour or two with some dawn dish soap. Then wire brush, rinse, and run patches through til clear. After that I wipe it down with gun oil with weatherguard and bore butter the bore...then it hangs down by the woodstove for the night to "season" and get rid of extra lube or moisture. How long will you keep them loaded for? I keep mine loaded til I shoot something with it, need to make a long trip to hunt, or end of the season. Most of the time I hunt around my house or a family members house, so I take it inside hang it upside down in dry place until the next day I hunt. If I go somewhere to hunt I unload and reload when I get there. This is why I LOVE the Traditions PA Pellet and its breach feature, great idea for a flintlock...you could get it so clean and unload so easy, I will likely make the PA pellet my next muzzy purchase If you clean them in between uses do you put a rust preventative in the barrel? and if so do you swap it out befor you shoot it again? Bore butter and nope I let it "season" by woodstove over night then put more bore butter on the bullet before loading it. Thanks Rod
I oil the inside of my barrel all the time and it goes off everytime the pan powder is lit410-er said:During the season it gets cleaned only under two situations.
1)Gun gets fired at deer.
Cleaned with soapy water and warm water rinse.Dried with a hair drier.No oils inside till after season.After season oiled up inside and out with Olive Oil.NO petrolium based products go on any of my guns.