Flat face breech brushes

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  1. Jun 21, 2019 #1

    Kansas Kid

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    image.jpg Made these guys today. 40 cal, 45 cal, 50 cal and a 62 cal.
     
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    When you get a chance, I would like to learn how you made them. They look darn useful.

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    Oh man. I could use those!
     
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    Started off with 1” dia Navel Brass turned to whatever dia you want then drill thru for tap drill size for a Stainless Steel screw then drill about 3/8 deep for the bristles then tap for thread and part off. Lock tite screw inserted inside of body. Buy a brush with the type of bristles you like and cut to length and epoxy them in.
     
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    They might help scrub a notched breech also.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2019 #6

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    Yep ought to get notched ones squeaky clean.
     
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    Kansas Kid, Thanks for the instructions.
    Jeff
     
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    Thanks for your post. If you are planning to offer brushes for sale, I hope you get a LOT of orders.
    I only know of one other individual offering brushes of that style for cleaning the breechface of our rifles so there's not a whole lot of competition for the market. A buddy gave me one of his a few years ago and I've found it to be an incredibly effective part of my cleaning process.
     
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    Thanks, I’m considering it. I have been using a similar generic small brush along with my barrel washer made from a small bug sprayer. Only need two or three wiping patches and bore / breech face are spotless.
     
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    M R pur-T Good!

    I'm gonna tray modern brass casing with the primer hole drilled, and instead of tapping the brass, just JB weld in the screw, plus the bristles.

    LD
     
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    That’s another thought. I made another @ .37 using a brass ramrod tip that came out real nice.
     
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    Now That is a super idea, Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Very nice! Good ideas in this thread.:thumb:
     
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    I remember when TOW sold them in 8/32 and 10/32 threads. Looked and not any more I am glad I still have 8-9 each of them. I will have to remember to keep better care of them now as they were expendable.
     
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    I believe Dixie and Log Cabin Shop still sell them.
     
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    Dixie and Log Cabin still list the small dia steel/bronze bristled ones in the 8 and 10 size screw.
     
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    Thanks I will be placing an order for both. These work not HC/PC but they work and I will keep using.
     
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    Dixie had the 8/32's I have some on the way. threads don't make a big deal as I have range rods in both.
     
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    Muzzleloader Builders Supply also sells them. They work as long as you clean them after use or the metal will corrode away. They also work well for turning a patch against the breech face. I buy two or three at a time.
     
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    Great idea! Thanks for the post :)
     

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