Help, should I soak my 1911 barrel in Hoppes?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by getem2011, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. getem2011

    getem2011 New Member

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    I have some carbon or lead build up at the breech end of my 1911 barrel and just cant get it out! The problem area is inside just before the rifling starts. Will soaking a stainless barrel in Hoppes hurt it? Any other alternatives are appreciated too.
     
  2. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Have you tried a bore brush yet?
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    You can safely soak it with no harm.
     
  4. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Birchwood Casey makes a lead removing/polishing cloth. I've yet to come across anything it won't clean up...:cool:
     
  5. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    With the chamber being a tad larger than the bore, a bore brush can leave stuff there. I realized this with my .22 pistol when I found the coating off the bullets building up in the chamber to the extent that a round would not easily drop into it. Since then, with the brush in the chamber, I rotate the barrel around the brush, at the same time, holding the brush tight against it.That works to keep my .22 chamber clean & I'd think it'd do the same for other calibers.

    But, if the buildup is lead, J-B Bore Polish may work better than Hoppes. I've also read recommendations of the 'snakes' as being better than a bore brush, but haven't tried them.
     
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    yogiboobooranger New Member

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  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Won't hurt to soak it-
    BUT you still have to add elbow grease & a good bore brush ;)
     
  8. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Slip 2000 carbon killer

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  9. goodwrench78

    goodwrench78 New Member

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    This stuff works great!!!
     
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