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870 buttstock cleaning kit

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Inebriated, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. Inebriated

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    So last night, I was taking inventory of my 870 parts that didn't have a gun, and I came across my Mesa Urbino stock. I remembered that I had wanted to build a little buttstock kit for a while, since I use an 870 as a truck/camping/survival gun. Turns out the Mesa makes a GREAT stock for this, because the buttplate snaps on and off, and there's a good amount of room inside. Obviously the tools to disassemble and some lube are essential, but I've also got a boresnake because it adds nearly no weight, and helps everything else fit snugly...

    I've got pics if anyone's interested, but it's pretty straightforward. Gave it a test run today, and while somewhat crude, it did the job just fine. Just thought I'd through this out there.
     
  2. tiamat

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    sure, post up some pics!

    How do you like that Mesa Urbino anyway? I thought about one, but ended up going the Hogue overmold route instead.
     
  3. Inebriated

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    The Urbino is great. LOP is perfect, the grip is comfortable, and the stock is very well-made. I still prefer traditional stocks, but the Urbino is really a great stock. Biggest downside is the buttplate feels a bit flimsy, so I don't really take it on and off too much.
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    Yes... that's a pen body filled with Frog Lube... Actually works really well. Also have a dime to unscrew the magazine clamp, allen wrenches necessary to take the side saddle off, factory pins, two sear springs, and a carrier dog follower spring.
     
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Can you get a real jointed cleaning rod in it?

    A Bore-Snake will do you no good in the field at all if you stick the muzzle in the mud and have to punch it out with a rod.

    rc
     
  5. Inebriated

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    No, I couldn't get one to fit. I mean I could likely modify one, but I just threw in what I had and what fit.
     
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    Well, maybe an Otis flex-shaft rod then??

    Anything is better then a bore-snake if you can knock out a stuck shell or mud dauber nest with it.

    rc
     
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    I've never handled one of their flex-shaft rods... Do they get rigid when straightened-out?
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    No, they are still flexible, but they don't get shorter when you push on them like a string.
    Or a bore-snake.

    They would easily punch out a mud plugged bore.

    rc
     
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    Ok, I gotcha.

    Might pick one up. I always see them at the LGS for pretty cheap.
     
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