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Homemade Cleaning Device

Postby PawPaw » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:30 pm

My lady and I are getting into wax bullet shooting pretty heavily, which means that cleaning revolvers is almost an everyday chore. We were at a club shoot recently and saw folks using Boresnakes (a registered trademark of the Hoppe's folks). My lady looked at the boresnake, marveled at the way it cleaned a gun barrel, then came home and got out some stiff yarn and her crochet hooks. In about 15 minutes, she had ginned-up this prototype.

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She did this as a prototype and I found a cotter-pin to use as a weight. It's simple yarn crocheted into a bore cleaning device. We tried it with the fouling in the barrels of the revolvers and it works great. She intends to pick up some rug yarn because it's more durable. I'm stoked that my lady can make these little critters. She figures that she cam make 50 of them for about $6.00.
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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Postby Netpackrat » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:42 pm

Maybe use a brass cotter pin, just on general principles?
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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Postby PawPaw » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:50 pm

Netpackrat wrote:Maybe use a brass cotter pin, just on general principles?
I'll have to look and see if I can find some. Good idea!
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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Postby Flintlock Tom » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:42 pm

If you look closely at a Boresnake you will see that it has a nylon cleaning brush imbedded. See if she can work out a way to work one of those in while crocheting?

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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Postby Darrell » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:52 am

I think the bristles in my boresnakes are bronze or some type of metal. I'll have to take a look.

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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Postby MarkD » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:57 pm

Darrell wrote:I think the bristles in my boresnakes are bronze or some type of metal. I'll have to take a look.

Good idea and job to your gal, PawPaw!


Mine are bronze.

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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Postby Windy Wilson » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:29 pm

MarkD wrote:
Darrell wrote:I think the bristles in my boresnakes are bronze or some type of metal. I'll have to take a look.

Good idea and job to your gal, PawPaw!


Mine are bronze.

Mine, too,
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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Postby rightisright » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:20 pm

Windy Wilson wrote:
MarkD wrote:
Darrell wrote:I think the bristles in my boresnakes are bronze or some type of metal. I'll have to take a look.

Good idea and job to your gal, PawPaw!


Mine are bronze.

Mine, too,



Mine are brass... and large, too. :)


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