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40 Flint 
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40 Flint
04-18-18 06:19 PM - Post#1680399    

    In response to Zonie

Similar experience to mine. I’m so far not mad enough at any one to give them the remainder.

Water and WD-40.

 
Zonie 
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Zonie
04-18-18 07:53 PM - Post#1680417    

    In response to Dutch Schoultz

Maybe my story indicates I washed the barrels with hot soapy water but that was not the case.

I use cool tap water with just a touch of dish-washing soap to remove any of the oils my patches might have left in the bore followed by multiple rinses with plain cool tap water to remove all traces of any soap or fouling lurking somewhere in the bores.

The rifles in question all used brand new Green Mountain barrels which are in pristine condition so no, this was not a matter of some area of pitting or old rust buildup.

I don't know why the Ballistol did not protect the bores except to say I don't believe mineral oil which Ballistol is made of is as good as many of the newer protectorates available.

At least the Ballistol did not create the immediate "flash rusting" I got when I tried using TC number 13 bore cleaner.
That crap got thrown about as far as I could throw it after I finished removing the rusting it caused in the bores of several of my Cap & Ball pistols.
Just Jim...



 
Adui 
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04-18-18 09:35 PM - Post#1680440    

    In response to Zonie

This thread looks like a good reason for me to NOT change what I do in cleaning. I'll stick to my method and be happy with clean, rust free guns.
"I hope to be at least half as good as my dog believes me to be." Unknown Author

Best regards;
Terry


 
SgtMaj 
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SgtMaj
04-18-18 11:39 PM - Post#1680456    

    In response to Adui

Your obedient servant, Sgt. Maj.



 
Jimbo47 
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04-19-18 06:28 AM - Post#1680466    

    In response to Adui

  • Adui Said:
This thread looks like a good reason for me to NOT change what I do in cleaning. I'll stick to my method and be happy with clean, rust free guns.






 
Dutch Schoultz 
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04-19-18 09:33 PM - Post#1680641    

    In response to Zonie

Zomie,
The point I was trying to make was if you pulled rust there had to have been water in some variety involved in the cleaning method.
If you are no longer pulling rust with whatever you are doing you have solved the problem.

My method is to avoid the problem by using as little water as possible.

All is well when we all arrive at the same successful conclusion.

I think my aversion to "Hot Soapy Water is that my Mom used it as an active ingredient in 1930's enemas which shea[[aently felt solved everything.

Dutch

 
Kansas Jake 
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04-20-18 09:59 AM - Post#1680686    

    In response to Dutch Schoultz

Thank God those are no longer in vogue, Dutch.

 
Dutch Schoultz 
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04-20-18 03:57 PM - Post#1680732    

    In response to Kansas Jake

Kansas Jake,
Oh, they still are. The night before many operations the nurse comes in with a "Fleet Enema"
If you die on the operating table you will to redecorate just about everything and everybody.
The Fleet enema is to remove all your ammunition..



I guess I can't blame them,
Dutch

 
Zonie 
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Zonie
04-20-18 04:07 PM - Post#1680734    

    In response to Dutch Schoultz

  • Dutch Schoultz Said:
Kansas Jake,
Oh, they still are. The night before many operations the nurse comes in with a "Fleet Enema"
If you die on the operating table you will to redecorate just about everything and everybody.
...



That is where the expression, "Fleet of foot" came from.
Just Jim...



 
Skychief 
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Skychief
04-20-18 05:47 PM - Post#1680742    

    In response to Zonie

From an innocent query regarding Ballistol to chatting about enemas....I love this forum!!!

Carry on, Skychief.

 
azmntman 
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azmntman
04-20-18 08:01 PM - Post#1680758    

    In response to Skychief

Ballistol enema?

 
Colorado Clyde 
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Colorado Clyde
04-20-18 09:51 PM - Post#1680768    

    In response to Zonie

  • Zonie Said:

That is where the expression, "Fleet of foot" came from.




Del?....Is that you?


 
Dutch Schoultz 
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04-20-18 11:35 PM - Post#1680774    

    In response to azmntman

No, not Ballistol enemas, It was Ballistol in stead of Hot soap Water rifle cleaning methods that hark back to the more universal 1930 practice pf solving all problems including, perhaps, disciplinary problems with an enthusiastic flushing out at the departure gate.

I saw my pain management MD and he felt a lot of my problem away at the end ofm my spinal column was arthritis which would be good news a I have had a lot of good luck curing that. as I have done so a few times in the past.

Dutch




 
Spence10 
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04-21-18 12:16 AM - Post#1680776    

    In response to Dutch Schoultz

  • Dutch Schoultz Said:
The night before many operations the nurse comes in with a "Fleet Enema"
If you die on the operating table you will to redecorate just about everything and everybody.
The Fleet enema is to remove all your ammunition..


There are many reasons your medical team might need you to have a clean gut, but avoiding a mess if you die in surgery is not one of them.

Spence


 
Dutch Schoultz 
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04-21-18 07:07 AM - Post#1680795    

    In response to Spence10

Spence, you are destroying all my childhood illusions.
That reason for the enema was carefully given to me by a kind andpossibluy misleading nurse..

Perhaps it was just an easier answer to my question..

Dutch

 
Skychief 
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Skychief
04-21-18 07:31 AM - Post#1680798    

    In response to Dutch Schoultz

  • Dutch Schoultz Said:
Spence, you are destroying all my childhood illusions.
That reason for the enema was carefully given to me by a kind andpossibluy misleading nurse..

Perhaps it was just an easier answer to my question..

Dutch



In any case Dutch, her explanation must have diminished any fears going into the procedure!

Best regards, Skychief


 
Dutch Schoultz 
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04-21-18 11:18 AM - Post#1680835    

    In response to Skychief

Nothing diminished my fear of the operation. It was for a 4 way by pass where they switch your circulation over to a machine while they they can chop and patch on your now quiet heart. You are legally deaf, I beeves during the fun part of this missing about, then they give it a jolt of some sort to get it running again and then switch you back.
In the middle of all this my anesthesia wore off and my right hand decided to help out. lots of yelling, and then I came completely awake.
No I was a fraud of the operation and retroactively still.. I was told the operation gave me five more years of taxpaying life and that was 25 years ago.

There are no Foxholes in the operating rooms,

Dutch

 
Kansas Jake 
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04-21-18 11:35 AM - Post#1680839    

    In response to Colorado Clyde

  • Colorado Clyde Said:
  • Zonie Said:

That is where the expression, "Fleet of foot" came from.




Del?....Is that you?



The only time I would be able to be fleet of foot anymore would be if I saw someone coming at me with a enama bag and hose.

 
Ogre 
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Ogre
04-21-18 04:04 PM - Post#1680876    

    In response to Kansas Jake

If it was a catheter you would run faster still.

 
smoothshooter 
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04-22-18 11:11 PM - Post#1681089    

    In response to Rifleman1776

Maybe the old crud it loosened up is what gummed up the works?

I have not had that experience at all.
Use it mostly on my percussion revolvers.
No complaints.

 
smoothshooter 
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04-22-18 11:15 PM - Post#1681090    

    In response to bigted

Didn't know turpentine worked for that?
Is it better than Hoppe's #9 at lead removal?
How about copper fouling?

 
Ray-Vigo 
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Ray-Vigo
04-26-18 10:33 AM - Post#1681693    

    In response to CapPopper

I use Ballistol and warm water to clean the bore after shooting. I then dry the bore and use pure Ballistol as a preservative. It works fine in this way - better in my experience than Hoppe's gun oil as a preservative.

 
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