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Old 01-01-2014, 04:33 AM   #1
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I looking for some advice on how to clean a .410 chamber that had a paper shell loaded in it for a long time. Long story short I had a bolt action .410 given to me but the chamber has pieces of paper shell in it. I have tried using a brush to get it out but it will not come out. Any advice on how to clean it out would be appreciated



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Rubber stopper. Solvent soaked over night followed by a wire brush on a low speed drill.

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Unfortunately, the paper likely attracted moisture, and the metal under the paper rusted.

Would start by wetting the chamber with a good penetrating oil. I am partial to Kroil, but there are others. Let soak overnight.

Take a .50 cal borebrush, wet with some additional penetrant, battery powered drill, slow speed, moving in and out for about 60 seconds. Then mop the chamber, inspect, re-wet, soak and repeat as needed.

If the chamber is rough from rust (pitting) you MAY be able to make it better (not good, just better) by using the drill and a VERY mild abrasive such as JB Bore Shine, or even toothpaste. Be sure to remove any trace of the polishing product after use. Lightly oil chamber.

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Thanks for all the advice! I'll be trying to get it clean this weekend!



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