Homemade Cleaning Device

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Homemade Cleaning Device

Post by PawPaw » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:30 pm

My lady and I are getting into wax bullet shooting pretty heavily, which means that cleaning revolvers is almost an everyday chore. We were at a club shoot recently and saw folks using Boresnakes (a registered trademark of the Hoppe's folks). My lady looked at the boresnake, marveled at the way it cleaned a gun barrel, then came home and got out some stiff yarn and her crochet hooks. In about 15 minutes, she had ginned-up this prototype.

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She did this as a prototype and I found a cotter-pin to use as a weight. It's simple yarn crocheted into a bore cleaning device. We tried it with the fouling in the barrels of the revolvers and it works great. She intends to pick up some rug yarn because it's more durable. I'm stoked that my lady can make these little critters. She figures that she cam make 50 of them for about $6.00.
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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:42 pm

Maybe use a brass cotter pin, just on general principles?
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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Post by PawPaw » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:50 pm

Netpackrat wrote:Maybe use a brass cotter pin, just on general principles?
I'll have to look and see if I can find some. Good idea!
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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Post by Flintlock Tom » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:42 pm

If you look closely at a Boresnake you will see that it has a nylon cleaning brush imbedded. See if she can work out a way to work one of those in while crocheting?

Well done!
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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Post by Darrell » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:52 am

I think the bristles in my boresnakes are bronze or some type of metal. I'll have to take a look.

Good idea and job to your gal, PawPaw!
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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Post by MarkD » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:57 pm

Darrell wrote:I think the bristles in my boresnakes are bronze or some type of metal. I'll have to take a look.

Good idea and job to your gal, PawPaw!
Mine are bronze.

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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Post by Windy Wilson » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:29 pm

MarkD wrote:
Darrell wrote:I think the bristles in my boresnakes are bronze or some type of metal. I'll have to take a look.

Good idea and job to your gal, PawPaw!
Mine are bronze.
Mine, too,
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Re: Homemade Cleaning Device

Post by rightisright » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:20 pm

Windy Wilson wrote:
MarkD wrote:
Darrell wrote:I think the bristles in my boresnakes are bronze or some type of metal. I'll have to take a look.

Good idea and job to your gal, PawPaw!
Mine are bronze.
Mine, too,

Mine are brass... and large, too. :)

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