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Old 12-16-2007, 08:00 AM
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cleaning the tc triumph

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This might be contoversial, not to mention my thorough confusion!
I have been shooting a tc triumph using triple 7-I have read 3
destinctive ways of cleaning the bore and would like to know which is correct:
1--The thompson cd I received with the triumph is for the omega and makes no reference to the triumph. it states to use #13 cleaner and bore butter.
2 An article on the internet who claims to know the correct method says to use a bore butter seasoning patch wrapped on a 45 cal cleaning brush followed by a dry patch wrapped on a 45 cal brushand nothing else! ever!!
3-and the latest!!-another gentleman claims he spoke to fox ridge outfitters who is the on line store for thompson and said he was told to use t-17 cleaning patches and follow up with corrrosion x as a lube-he stated he was told that because of the
different boring on the triumph by the mfgr.that he shouldn't use#13 cleaner or bore butter in this gun.

I would appreciate any positive feed back -thanks ,Joe
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:25 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what makes the tc triumph different? If you are using triple seven powder, you should be good to go by wiping with water moistened patches followed by dry patches, and then an oiled patch for storage. I don't mean to confuse your question, but that's how Hodgdon recommends clean up when using their 777 powder. That works for my muzzleloader, and I also remove the breech plug for similar treatment, except I don't oil it after drying it, I only put a light dose of breech plug grease on the threads. I hope this helps, good luck.
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Old 12-16-2007, 04:50 PM
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I own one - I use water patches, a brush, water patches, dry patches, and then a patch with a light coating of bore butter after it is completely cleaned. I take the breech plug and let it soak in warm water while I'm cleaning the barrel. Dry it, check the hole with my nipple pick, lube the threads, and reinstall. The night before I go out hunting, I run a dry patch through the barrel to remove all bore butter.

I use 777 though. Pyrodex is different, and for that, I used the aforementioned solvent - #13.

BTW... I tried the T-17, made for 777... I don't care for it. It is "sticky" and leaves a residue on most everything. I went back to water. Don't know why I ever paid for something like T-17 when free water was doing a fine job.

All the best,
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:54 AM
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if you really want to be confused try mixing equal parts murphy`s oil soap, hydrogen peroxide and alchohol. a safe cleaning mixture that works on black powder,pyrodex,777,cleanshot and any propellant i`ve shot. unless t/c has coated the inside of bore with something special, should work on it too.
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:03 AM
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on my cleaning question

thanks fellas for your input-ls
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:32 AM
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Do a better job at cleaning, don't spend money on those BP cleaners. Just use Windex, you get water, surfactant (soap) and alcohol. Remove breech plug, place on a couple paper towels, spray plug and down barrel. Let it soak, then run your usual wet patch, brush and dry patch. Oil barrel wipe breech plug, lube both and put it together. Done
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:49 AM
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Don;t use the bore butter. Alight good gun oil for storage is fine. Boe Bufferleft me some rust, seems some dampness was in the rifling after end opf season cleaning. Before you say dummy, i used alchohol to dry and ran around 4 dry patches up the barrel. Borwe Butter seals any dampness in. Also you don't need to season metal any more with the newer guns.
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