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Old 02-13-2010, 08:21 AM   #1
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i just recovered a lot of firearms from a deceased estate including a very nice old stevens shotgun, so old in fact that it is a "J Steven Arm & Tool co" apparently from 1880 or thereabouts, very nice toy.

Now a few of the shotguns i got have got a little surface rusting on the outside of the barrel and a little in the bore which i dont think is critical but it is making shell insertion sticky, which as i have experienced in the past will make removing them after firing damn near impossible.

is there a purpose made tool, maybe a steel brush or some kind of grinder head I can use to rout the chamber smooth? I've got a plastic 12 ga cleaning brush but its not cutting it, hence steel or something.


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Old 02-13-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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Get a bore mop or a bronze brush, wrap it with cloth until it's tight, and put some Semichrome or Flitz polish all over it, and then run it in the bore with a drill. Wipe out, look, and repeat as required. Some people use steel wool and oil, but I've had better luck with the polishes on the inside. Outside, 0000 Steel wool and WD-40 - gently.
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The virginian gave good advice. If the interneal buildup is severe, use the bronze brush alone, in short bursts. Soak with your choice of gun powder solvent each time.
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Brownells has flex hones for shotguns. They are a little pricey at $50 + for one gauge, but are the cat's meow for making a chamber as smooth as a baby's behind.
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