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Gun barrel plugs?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ttuck, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Does anybody know where to get plugs for gun barrels? I am wanting one so i can soak my mosin bore with solvent because its caked with fouling. I have bore brushed it for a couple hours and have only succeeded in making the rifling nice and clean, but the grooves are still black. i looked on google and all i could find was paintball and airsoft plugs. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Tyler
     
  2. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    Maybe stuff an earplug in there and then tape a condom to the outside real good to catch anything that leaks by? I dunno what people usually use but I'd probably try something that I had easy access to. I guess an earplug might not like solvent much. One of those wax earplugs would probably be best.
     
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  3. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Pocket Knife and a block of wood.;) Apply with small hammer :thumbup:
    Jack...:cool:
     
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  4. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have tried earplugs already. they leak after about 2 minutes. Unfortunately i dont have any condoms laying around to try. I was also wanting to try some vinegar. So i definitely need it to be water tight.
     
  5. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I might actually try that. Im sure i can find a small piece of wood laying around somewhere.
     
  6. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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  7. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Cork ought to work. Good luck !
     
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  8. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    They sell silicone barrel plugs at midway. The earplugs don't hold up I've tried them.
     
  9. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Pull a copper bullit and tap it down the barrel with enough sticking out to pull with pliers for removal. Seal with a drop of superglue around bullit and let dry. When done pull bullit and scrape off super glue. Solvent will chew up the bullit but won't eat the superglue.
    Now If the gun is nice and you don't want to hurt the finish, then dont use this cornball method!
    Warning! -Bubba methods are only approved on Bubba quality firearms!- When working on quality firearms please engage the entire Brain. Bubba guns only require about half [or none] of the right frontal lobe. This is the area of the brain used for reproductive thoughts and fantasy. And not the area used for Art, problem solving or inteligent repair of things valued at over $7.
    Thank you and goooooood luck.
     
  10. Hook686

    Hook686 Northern California Active Member

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    Would an epoxy, or nonhardening, sealant, like silicon seal, work for this task ?
     
  11. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    get some rtv silicone let harden overnight then fill with vinegar get it at schucks or autozone
     
  12. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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  13. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    Is there no Ace Hardware w/in driving distance? They sell rubber corks in multiple sizes.

    H
     
  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Try rigging a tight swab on your cleaning rod, get a container of hot soapy water, place the muzzle in the water and pump it in and out with the rod acting as a plunger. This is an old black powder fouling fix. Don't know if it will work with cosmolene but I would think that hot enough water might soften the cosmo. Good luck with your rifle!
     
  15. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Wow, some of you guys like to get fancy!

    Simple, effective and cheap.....just like me!
     
  16. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    A rubber glove and an elastic band works well also. If the glove is thin, fold it over a couple of times before applying the elastic band.
     
  17. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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