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Scrubbing lead fouling and relining .22 barrels
« on: July 06, 2020, 03:08:00 PM »
I recently acquired a Hopkins & Allen 922 .22LR rifle. Very good condition for its age, but not surprisingly the barrel is almost devoid of rifling, whether that is from being leaded up or corrosive ammo, I'm not sure yet. The rifle flings bullets all over with no regard to where you're pointing it.

What's your favorite method for scrubbing a .22 barrel of lead? And if the rifling is indeed beyond hope, who is reputable for relining a .22?

Thanks, Heath

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Re: Scrubbing lead fouling and relining .22 barrels
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 03:40:10 PM »
John Taylor Machine comes up as one of the better ones to reline: https://johntaylormachine.com/

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Re: Scrubbing lead fouling and relining .22 barrels
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 10:16:25 AM »
A good bore brushing with something like Shooters Choice is usually pretty successful at removing a lot of lead from a .22 barrel. Follow up with several patches wet with solvent. How old is the rifle?

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Re: Scrubbing lead fouling and relining .22 barrels
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 11:52:30 AM »
A good bore brushing with something like Shooters Choice is usually pretty successful at removing a lot of lead from a .22 barrel. Follow up with several patches wet with solvent. How old is the rifle?

Between 1887 and 1915

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Re: Scrubbing lead fouling and relining .22 barrels
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2020, 02:46:53 PM »
A gunsmith turned me onto this stuff. He uses for all the horrible stuff that comes his way. Spray, let sit, wipe, repeat until clean. It will remove everything.

https://sharpshootr.com/wipe-out/
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Re: Scrubbing lead fouling and relining .22 barrels
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 01:31:01 PM »
Thanks! I'll look at that!

 


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