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Old 08-19-2011, 07:42 PM
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Alright so her is the deal. As of late the past year or so my wifes father has been struggling with his health. He has a gun case full of firearms and today I asked him to open it to see how things looked. It was looking good until I took a look at a hawken style ml that he owns. The bore was rusty and he could not recall the last time it was cleaned. I tried cleaning it with the stuff he had but after repeated swabs and brushing the patches are still coming out dirty. Any suggestions would be appreciated this is a great looking gun that has seen many years in the field and may become part of my own collection some day.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:32 PM
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Probably will have to go to bronze wire brushes and something like Bruce's bore cleaner. If it's all rust hopefully you can save it. It's going to take a lot of scrubbing. I like to add a patch to the wire brush also. Once you get clean passes pull the nipple and shine a light through it and take a good look all the down the barrel to see how things look. Good luck.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:44 PM
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Thanks HM will have to look into something like that. Nice idea the patch over the brush....
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