NIPPLE CLEANING


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Duncaninfrance
November 6, 2006, 06:25 PM
When I got back from the range recently and started to clean my 58 I got to thinking about scrubbing the nipples. I have been holding each one in my thumb and forefinger and scrubbing it with a hard bristle brush. Knackering the skin after the first 3!!
Well here is an answer. Won't rust, softer that the nipples and works a treat.

Some of you have probably already done this but in case you haven't - give it a try.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Duncaninfrance/NIPCLEAN-1.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Duncaninfrance/NIPCLEAN-2.jpg

Duncan

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Tommygunn
November 6, 2006, 06:45 PM
Cool idea! I've been using an ancient toothbrush for nipples and the insides where it will fit. I guess I have a new project for the springtime!:D

arcticap
November 7, 2006, 03:04 AM
I generally try to wear vinyl gloves when I clean muzzle loaders, but nothing has really worked for brushing nipples...until this! :)

Duncaninfrance
November 7, 2006, 05:52 AM
The MKII. version with a flat plate and a large, permenant grip is in the pipeline but this will work fine pro-tem.
Duncan
p.s. "Save your fingers - get the wife to clean it!":evil:

Duncaninfrance
November 13, 2006, 06:47 AM
OK Guys, here it is, the MKII version. Feel free to copy if you wish.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Duncaninfrance/NIP-CLEAN-1-WEB.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Duncaninfrance/NIP-CLEAN-2-WEB.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Duncaninfrance/NIP-CLEAN-3-WEB.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/Duncaninfrance/NIP-CLEAN-4-WEB.jpg

Duncan

Franco2shoot
November 13, 2006, 08:42 AM
Is there an outfit that sells that "Outside the gun" cylinder loader? That looks pretty kool.
KKKKFL

J.T. Gerrity
November 13, 2006, 09:32 AM
OOOh! Pretty impressive, Duncan; looks quite perfaishonal! Neat idea! I gotta get me one! BTW, do the nipples screw in, or do they just slip into O/S holes?

Sistema1927
November 13, 2006, 10:09 AM
Why did you quit half-way on the Mark II model? :confused:

Seems like you could have stained the handle to match the loading ram! :neener:

All kidding aside, nice job.

Duncaninfrance
November 13, 2006, 01:22 PM
Is there an outfit that sells that "Outside the gun" cylinder loader? That looks pretty kool.

That one is home made on a French Oak base. Wood is oiled.

BTW, do the nipples screw in,
Yes, they are screwed in.

Seems like you could have stained the handle to match the loading ram!

Next job my dear fellow :rolleyes:

Duncan

Stickjockey
November 13, 2006, 04:36 PM
Another good tool for nipple cleaning is an interdental brush. Check your local supermarket in the oral hygiene section; they're made by Oral B.

Wwalstrom
November 14, 2006, 08:36 AM
Could you do a Yank a favor, and take a caliper to the parts of your cylinder loader? I've been collecting some scrap, and am getting close enough to start making one. If you can get me dimensions, I'll create a 3D models with drawings (I'm a Mechanical Design/Drafter by trade), and can supply them to anyone who wants to build one. Could maybe even post them as a sticky on this web-site. If you want, I can send you some hand sketches of the parts (less dimension values), you can fill in the blanks and return them and ... viola ... prints!

Duncaninfrance
November 14, 2006, 04:13 PM
Could you do a Yank a favor, and take a caliper to the parts of your cylinder loader?

Not a problem, send me the sketches and I will be glad to add the dims. Check out my original posts at Bench Loaders (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=182337&highlight=Bench+loader), there are more photographs.
Duncan

dpote
November 14, 2006, 09:33 PM
That nipple cleaner is really cool. I think I need to get a tap and die set.
Thanks for the pics.
The loading stand is a lot nicer looking than mine. I have the aluminum one in .44. I don't use it much, though.

Dave

Niner
November 14, 2006, 11:10 PM
But what's wrong with pitching them in a cup of hot soap and water while you clean the rifle barrel and then use a simple pipe cleaner to clean out the fire channel? :)

Duncaninfrance
November 15, 2006, 06:17 AM
Well-----------
First. You clean all 6 at once with a stiff brush.
Second. They are held more securely so you can dry them.
Thirdly. You can oil them easier.
Fourthly. I enjoyed doing it!

You don't have to make one if you don't want to :cool:
Duncan

Niner
November 15, 2006, 11:34 AM
Thought I was going to have to make one there for a minute. LOL

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