- Mar 1, 2007
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A very good demonstration of how to remove a stuck ball from a barrel. Your demonstration is particularly good for the instances where the powder in the chamber isn't shooting the ball out and the barrel is back in the shop where the 4 grains of powder under the nipple is not a practical option. I might have tried using a CO2 discharger. The pressure inside the little canister is 800 PSI and might move the stuck ball when the 120 PSI air compressor couldn't. I find your description spot on when dealing with a found barrel with a ball at the breech and an unknown load. The procedure to make sure any possible powder is not going to discharge. I think having a rod in the barrel and looking for the rod to move would be a good visual indicator that the grease is pushing the ball out. Squirt the grease out on a paper towel or in a plastic bag is a good way to prevent a lot of greasy mess. Yes, its important to use soap and water to take the remaining grease from the barrel.
Thanks for the demonstration of the removal of the stuck nipple. That too is an important part of the process of removing a stuck ball.
Thanks for the video. Visual proof that the grease gun works and is not as scary many want to believe.