Originally Posted by zaitsev44
Ran some Hoppes a few times, really dirty swab but not much better in the barrel
did that come out a dirty orange-ish color? Could just be Cosmoline. Take out the barrel fill it with Mineral Spirits and let it soak then flush with hot water...repeat until you get it shined up. Might also want to try one of the foaming bore cleaners, same drill plug the barrel, fill it up and let it soak. I wouldn't force a .45 cal brush down there, try a .30 cal, you're just folding the bristles over and losing any cleaning ability with too large a brush.
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