Alcohol wipes.

Help Support Muzzle Loading Forum:

Old Timer 48

50 Cal.
MLF Supporter
Joined
Feb 7, 2016
Messages
1,114
Reaction score
341
Location
Rhode Island
I saw somewhere alcohol wipes made for muzzleloaders for in between shots. They are bigger than the medical wipes. Can't remember where I saw them. Does anybody know?
 

ohio ramrod

75 Cal.
Joined
Aug 21, 2008
Messages
6,740
Reaction score
1,079
I make my own for use in freezing weather from cotton cloth cut into strips and stored in a pill bottle with a slot cut into the lid.
 

mmb617

40 Cal
MLF Supporter
Joined
May 5, 2021
Messages
105
Reaction score
219
I buy what they call alcohol prep pads at my local Weis market at $2 per 100. They are individually wrapped and perfect for what I use them for which is wiping the frizzen and flint on occasion. But if you use them to swab the barrel they wouldn't be big enough for that.
 

Grimord

Fyrstyk
MLF Supporter
Joined
Apr 9, 2014
Messages
1,443
Reaction score
895
Location
SE CT
I use cotton flannel patches cut from old flannel shirts and a small spouted bottle filled with de-natured alcohol for swabbing the bore and cleaning the frizzen & pan. A quart can of de-natured alcohol will last a long time and be cheaper than buying the wipes. I'm just a skin flint at heart, maybe that is why I shoot flint locks.
 

GriscomRun

40 Cal
MLF Supporter
Joined
Aug 19, 2014
Messages
222
Reaction score
162
Location
Ridley Park, PA
I use cleaning patches nicely dampened with alcohol and put into a small can in my bag. Squeeze out excess alcohol before using. Yeah, cut up flannel too.
 

Danny Ross

40 Cal.
Joined
Jan 13, 2013
Messages
433
Reaction score
61
I use recycled cleaning patches that I use when cleaning my rifles (the ones that are black get tossed) and let them dry. Use a small misting spray bottle fill it with alcohol and spray the patches. DANNY
 

sturmkatze

32 Cal.
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
32
Reaction score
3
I just use my thumb. Really. Wipe the frozen, wipe the top and bottom of the flint. Every shot. Works. No, the oil from my hand does not cause the gun to melt down or not work. Wipe it on your pants -- your wife will wash them for you.
 

Toneloc

32 Cal
Joined
Nov 19, 2020
Messages
19
Reaction score
47
I use a pill bottle with q tips. Pour a little alocohol in the bottom and the q tips become saturated both sides. Works pretty good.
 

Nazgul58

40 Cal
MLF Supporter
Joined
Apr 21, 2020
Messages
271
Reaction score
447
Location
Southern Indiana
In the auto section of the store is Isoheet. It is 99% isopropyl alcohol. Keep some on my bench for many different things. Before going to the range/on the hunt I wipe my frizzen and pan. While shooting usually use my shirt to wipe the frizzen. :dunno:

Don
 

Cutfinger

40 Cal
MLF Supporter
Joined
Sep 15, 2021
Messages
339
Reaction score
403
Location
Trout Country New Zealand
Don. I use 100% isopropyl for wiping my barrel as well as the frizzen and flint before I shoot and as a spray on a 2x4 ex army cleaning cloth patch to wipe the flint, pan and frizzen between shots
Dunc
 
Top