The Parker brushes for rifle barrels. A is the leather buffing brush for polishing of barrels. B is the drooped steel wire barrel scourer necessary for a thorough cleaning or a mild ease of leading and C is the generally-used bronze or steel wire brush.

barrel. This can be hastened if the barrel is first well scrubbed with a heavy bronze brush, to remove any lead that can be loosened this way. After the mercury has removed the visible lead fouling from the barrel, the barrel can be swabbed with patches well greased with mercurial ointment (blue ointment) readily obtained at any drug store. Follow this with patches or bristle brush dipped in gun oil. If liquid mercury cannot be obtained easily, the job can be done with the mercurial ointment and a good bronze or mild steel brush, although it takes plenty of scrubbing.

Mercurial ointment on a good brass shotgun brush is very effective for removing lead from cone and choke of shotgun barrels.

If a bullet core separates from the jacket and leaves the jacket in the bore, it can usually be removed with a square-ended, steel rod that is a very close fit. to the bore. The rod should not be more than .005" below bore diameter. If this fails to remove the jacket, due to the jacket being welded into the grooves, the barrel must be plugged with a rubber cork at the breech, the rubber tube and funnel placed over the muzzle and the solution for the removal of lumpy metal-fouling used to dissolve the jacket.

Sticks will sometimes be found lodged pretty tightly in a rifle barrel and these can be driven out with the flat-ended steel rod of close to bore-size dimensions.

Sometimes a bullet becomes stuck in the bore and such can be removed with a rod of steel that fits the bore closely. Never use a rod of much smaller diameter than the bore, as it will drive into the bullet, spreading it and giving a wedging effect. The bore should be oiled with a thin oil in end out of which the bullet is to be driven. Always drive the bullet out of the end of the barrel to which it is closest. When the rod is to be placed against the base of the bullet to drive it out, use a flat-ended rod. Use a rod with a flat end also when the rod is to be placed against the nose of a round-nose bullet to be driven out base first, but I have found that when a pointed-nose bullet is to be driven out base first, a hole drilled in the end of the rod about in diameter prevents slugging the point of the bullet and adding to the friction. A fairly heavy hammer should be used in driving bullets out of the bore, for a light hammer, or light taps with a heavy one, will wedge the bullet, tighter instead of starting it down the bore, so use a hammer of two pounds' weight or more and strike a good blow on the driving-rod to start the bullet.

Shotgun Chokes Chart

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