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Cleaning ported chokes & barrels

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Hipshot 3, Dec 14, 2007.

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  1. Hipshot 3

    Hipshot 3 TS Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Toothpicks work to!
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Mineral spirits does not dissolve plastic acetone does. HMB
  3. Uncle Sam

    Uncle Sam Member

    Jan 6, 2006
    Slam...I am going to try that....Thank you for the thread!!..Uncle Sam, Pa.
  4. Questor

    Questor TS Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    I use quite a bit of gun cleaning solvent for pistol cleaning and would like to share a recipe for what I use. The recipe originally appeared in American Gunsmith, and is about as effective as Hoppes #9, and leaves a very slightly oily film. In other words, it's just about perfect.

    40% deodorized kerosene (Needs to be deodorized or petroleum stench is too strong. This is a hardware store item and is not expensive.)

    40% Mineral spirits

    20% Marvel Mystery Oil

    plus a heaping tablespoon per quart of STP engine treatment (the really thick honey-like oil).
  5. Lkn4rocks

    Lkn4rocks TS Member

    May 16, 2007

    What also helps to get rid of the gunk related to porting is to simply apply a little grease in and around the concerned areas on the barrel / chokes and between the parting planes between the ported chokes of an O/U prior to each use and then simply wipe the gunk away with a soft cloth after each use at the end of the day. The grease acts as a parting agent and does not allow the gunk to adhere to the metal as it would if it were dry.

    As simple as this is you also have to keep in mind not to touch / rub up against any of these areas during use or ?????

  6. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Beijing, China
    Ed's Red Bore Cleaner

    Do an internet search.

    Either that, or don't buy guns/choke tuubes with those little holes in them. They're a gimmick...for shotguns.
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