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Barrel Leading

Posted by Edmund Blesch on Tuesday, 7 December 2010, at 8:18 p.m.

Hi all.

I need to ask about removing leading from the barrel of my 1884 Springfield.

I had purchased it from a family friend. He informed me that the previous owner had spent years firing .410 shotshells through it. As you can imagine, the bore got paved over pretty good.

My friend had started to remove some of it. Even though the rifling's not deep, it is there, and looks like it's sharply defined.

I am considering getting an Outer's Foul Out 3 system. Has anybody here tried this with an old Springfield, and how well would by chances be of making things right again with this rifle? The rod supplied with the kit is 30", so without knowing specific on using this, can it work here?

I wouldn't have thought of this route if I hadn't started reading

"Loading Cartridges for the Original .45-70 Springfield Rifle and Carbine"

by JS & Pat Wolf.

I've tried chemical solvents, but I'll probably be doing this the rest of my life...

Thanks

Ed


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