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Boresnake Viper stuck in bbl

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by jimherb, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

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    Try taking a stiff piece of wire and bending a short 90 degree bend in it. Make the bent piece smaller than the bore diameter. Then up from the bend add a couple zig-zags ending with the wire centered. Then heat it up red hot with a torch at least 4 inches. Push it down into the muzzle quickly and when it stops going down easily twist it 45 degrees and hold it still until things cool off. Then put a loop in the other end and pull the boresnake out with vise grips or something similar. I have used this method on other ropes stuck in pipes successfully in the past.
     
  2. orionengnr

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    Do a search for "stuck bore snake"...this happens more than you might think. I have read a half dozen different threads on this subject (here and elsewhere).

    Some very creative solutions, some of which actually work...but after seeing this happen so many times, and the degree of difficulty in removing these...I will never use one of them.
     
  3. capcyclone

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    I had no idea bore snakes were such a poor solution. I have one for several calibers. I'm thinking I'm done with these before this happens to me!
     
  4. jimherb

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    Success!

    As I looked for a good vise to grab the cord, a savvy friend suggested a simpler solution--use a door. Cannily hitching alongside the sriker plate,
    I started giving it a good tug. An even gooder tug (I'm a mere 216 lb) finally pulled the offending Viper from my bbl. My beloved CZ527 is now once more ready for duty.
    :)
     
  5. Lucifer_Sam

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    So you were able to back it out? Ok, I always thought that you had to push those through in the direction that they were fed into the barrel.
     
  6. Geno
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    Jim, so at 216, what you're saying' you were the runt of the litter?! :D

    Geno
     
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