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Old 01-03-2010, 09:13 AM   #1
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I have aquired an M1 Garand in 30-06 that has a dark bore. Is there a way to clean up a dark rifle bore without having to rerbarrel?



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i would give it a real good cleaning then look at fire lapping the bore to see if that helps.

Tubb Final Finish Bore Lapping Ammunition 30-06 Springfield Box of 20 - MidwayUSA



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Have you fired it yet? If so, how does it shoot? Is it accurate?

My suggestion is to really clean the barrel and chamber well, then run some Sweet's through it before you do anything else. You may be surprised.

Good luck, let us know how it turns out.

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I wouldn't firelap a Garand due to the gas system getting stopped up. You would then have to give it a REALLY good cleaning. If it has a dark bore but still shoots accurately, don't worry about it. Do you have access to a borescope? Check for pitting.



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I did not know such a thing as Tubbs existed. I will definetly check this out. Thanks!

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I cannot get to the range due to Ohio weather being what it is. I will try the Sweet's bore cleaner and see what happens. Thanks! muzzelpup

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There is a small amount of pitting I could see by eyeballing with a patch in daylite. I will try putting Sweet's thru it. I'll probably get it from Midway. Won't get to the range probably til spring. That will give me opportunity to check out gas system. Thanks! muzzelpup

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I wouldn't firelap a Garand due to the gas system getting stopped up. You would then have to give it a REALLY good cleaning. If it has a dark bore but still shoots accurately, don't worry about it. Do you have access to a borescope? Check for pitting.
I was still sleeping really it was the first thing I did that day.

May want to go with what Bear says on this.


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