Surprise while cleaning my gun ...


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M100C
October 21, 2012, 09:35 AM
In a previous post, I asked about the best way to clean and nourish the buttstock and forearm of an old Winchester 1912.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=629219

A couple posts recommended Kramer's Best Antique Improver, so I ordered some, and have slowly been treating the wood on all my guns. The stuff is fantastic.

I was reading the bottle just yesterday while preparing to treat the wood on an old 1927 Winchester 94 SRC. It indicates it is for use on metal also, so I thought I'd put some on a patch and pull it slowly down the bore. I was very suprised how dirty the patch was when it emerged! The bore had previously been cleaned with Hoppe's/brush and finished with CLP. I wasn't sure if I should leave the bore with Kramer's in it, so I pulled another patch with CLP.

Has anyone else tried this, or do you know of any reason I shouldn't use Kramer's going forward? I have no affiliation to the company whatsoever; just looking for comments from this group.

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tightgroup tiger
October 21, 2012, 10:55 AM
If you leave some hoppes in your barrel after cleaning it, it will continue to disolve what ever else you missed.

After a few days if you clean it again you will almost always find something else in there you missed the first time.

If I'm going to park one for a while, I usually clean it with bore cleaner, leave it wet for a couple days, then clean it really well again before I put it away.

EMC45
October 22, 2012, 11:43 AM
Run a patch with MPro7 on it down your bore. It will shock you what comes out of a "clean" gun.

1911 guy
October 28, 2012, 11:27 PM
My opinion and worth what you're paying for it.

Hoppes has been junk since purchased my Michaels of Oregon (Uncle Mikes). I switched to Shooters Choice years ago after being a lifelong Hoppes user.

CLP is good as a lube and protectant but marginal as a cleaner. Sure, it will work, but so will the crappy Hoppes.

I also agree with Tightgroup Tiger. Clean a gun then clean it again a few days later.

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