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  1. Source for a breech plug wrench

    Muzzleloaders
    I have a Remington 700ML. It came with a breech plug wrench that I cannot find. I am finding it equally difficult to find anything to replace it. The manual suggests a 5/16 thin wall deep socket which I cannot find. Has anyone got any suggestions on where to find a wrench for this. Thanks emp
  2. Brown Bess beginner's mistake

    Muzzleloaders
    Hello, everyone! I'm looking for some information from those with knowledge, and I thank you in advance for taking the time to read this post. I'm trying to find some details about the sort of (non-lethal) mistakes a beginner might possibly make with a flintlock musket. I'm writing a...
  3. Solvent Spill

    Gun Cleaning
    Hey guys, I am new to guns and recently got a pump action twelve gauge. I read that it's a good idea to clean it prior to shooting it for the first time. While cleaning it I accidentally spilled a generous amount of Hoppe's 9 onto the gun and it got all over the receiver, trigger area, and...
  4. Petroleum jelly?

    Muzzleloaders
    I have a .50 Hawken side lock and a traditions .50 side lock pistol, both are wonderfully fun to shoot. I use patched .490 round balls. I coat my patches in petroleum jelly and coat the area around the nipple with it as well to prevent soot from accumulating. This works wonders for clean up i...
  5. New Tikka T3

    Gun Cleaning
    Hi, New here. New shooter. Bought a new Tikka T3. Am I in the right topic? Cleaning and care part of training? Question: what do I really need for a cleaning kit? Premade kit? Build my own? Full rod, compact pieced rod, does it matter? What jags? Brushes? Found a lot of stuff out...
  6. Marlin 336 - .30 .30

    Marlin 336 Lever Guns
    :confused:So I recently purchased a Marlin 336 30-30 rifle and while cleaning NEAR the buttstock a small, circular black piece with a small hole in it fell out. Looks like a washer or something but with a smaller hole. I have no idea where it fell from and my gun is broken without it. I put all...
  7. Cleaning help!

    Marlin 336 Lever Guns
    So I recently purchased a Marlin 336 30-30 rifle and while cleaning NEAR the buttstock a small, circular black piece with a small hole in it fell out. Looks like a washer or something but with a smaller hole. I have no idea where it fell from and my gun is broken without it. I put all the other...
  8. How to clean a rifle barrel

    Gun Cleaning
    Cool video i found on youtube with step by step instructions on how to properly clean a rifle barrel. I watched lots of videos on this and what i liked about this one is it's very detailed in explaining, but also to the point, so def worth checking out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IscsOlwlBHc
  9. Pin Insertion Tool Feedback

    Gun Cleaning
    I'd appreciate input on a pin guide/insertion tool that I've developed. edited to remove link A potential backer mentioned that it would be great for reassembling his AR-15, and could have quite a few gunsmithing applications. The mark 2 incorporates solvent resistant materials, improved...
  10. Pin Insertion Tool Feedback

    Gunsmithing
    I'd appreciate input on a pin guide/insertion tool that I've developed. Note: Edited to remove advertising link. A potential backer mentioned that it would be great for reassembling his AR-15, and could have quite a few gunsmithing applications. The mark 2 incorporates solvent resistant...
  11. Remington 550-1 Take down screw bushing

    Gunsmithing
    Hi, I just received a Remington 550-1 that was my Grandfather's. It has not been cleaned in a while. I don't know anything about guns. I did find a pdf version of a manual from Remington on how to break down the rifle for cleaning it. I am stuck on the step were I unscrew the take down...
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