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Re: Heavily leaded 45-70

Posted by Ken on Thursday, 1 June 2017, at 8:27 a.m., in response to Re: Heavily leaded 45-70, posted by Eric on Wednesday, 31 May 2017, at 8:00 p.m.

Thanks you. I did indeed try chore boy strips. Nothing. I do use lead away on my revolvers. It works quite well on burn rings on my stainless Rugers. Right now I am sticking with patches soaked with the 50 50 mix of peroxide and vinegar. Yes, I know the proper procedure is plug the bore, then fill the barrel and let it soak for 20 minutes. Then clean it with a bore cleaner to neutralize the acids. However, I have done some tests on that solution I will be putting up a video on my YouTube channel showing the test fairly soon) and a) the bore plugs I ordered from Midway aren't here yet, b) the test results clearly show while the mix does indeed work on lead, it also does things to steel. Such as pull the Carbon out. So I am leery of the concoction and do one patch at a time, let it sit a minute, then swab with a baking soda patch (which comes out dark, and a clean patch to dry things, then I repeat. Over and over. It is a slow process but progress is being made. I do very much wish Outer had not discontinued their electrolysis kit for gun barrels. I had used it a few years ago (borrowed) and it just pulled the lead right off and onto the removable rod. But that product no longer exists. Sigh.


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