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Old 08-17-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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I have a Thompson Center .36 Seneca that has a cleaning jag (with patch) stuck in the barrel about 8 inches from the muzzle. I ordered a brech plug wrench from Log Cabin with the intention of removing the plug and pushing the jag through to the breech. The rod attached to the jag came loose but I can re-insert it to push but not pull back on.
Now, I am seeing some suggestions that removing the breech plug is difficult, presents some re-alinement problesm, and/or sould not be done.
Does anybody have a solution for this problem?
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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You could take the nipple off, work a small amount of FFF or even better FFFF powder in there, replace nipple, put a cap on it, and blow it out. If you don't want to do that there's a CO2 cartridge setup that blows it out for you.



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I was going to recomnmend compressed air. What ever you chose, do not have the barrel aiming at your TV when that sucker comes out. (in otherwords, be careful)

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Would not try shooting it out unless was at the very bottom of the bore.

This IS a caplock, right? There is a CO2 discharger (just mentioned)

OR- remove the nipple. replace with a grease fitting. Pump bore full of grease, pushing out the patch. To remove grease, hang barrel muzzle down, heat with blow dryer.

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I have a Thompson Center .36 Seneca that has a cleaning jag (with patch) stuck in the barrel about 8 inches from the muzzle. I ordered a brech plug wrench from Log Cabin with the intention of removing the plug and pushing the jag through to the breech. The rod attached to the jag came loose but I can re-insert it to push but not pull back on.
Now, I am seeing some suggestions that removing the breech plug is difficult, presents some re-alinement problesm, and/or sould not be done.
Does anybody have a solution for this problem?
Thanks!
Stalking Bear, c3shooter,danf_fl:
Thanks for the reply. I finally got the jag out by carefully re-inserting the ramrod with Gorilla Super Glue into the fitting. Waited a couple of hours, prayed diligently to Gods of Black Powder, cursed my stupidity, locked the ramrod in a vise, and pulled. It came out!
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Keep in mind our suggestions IF something like that happens again.

Glad to hear things worked out.

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You could take the nipple off, work a small amount of FFF or even better FFFF powder in there, replace nipple, put a cap on it, and blow it out.

I always thought that was a no no.. Danger of blowing up the barrel..
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It's not a danger as long as the amount is limited to 5 gr of powder. That's about the max amount that you can work in through the nipple hole anyway.



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