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Urgent: Cleaning Rod Stuck in Bore.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by LJ-MosinFreak-Buck, Jul 1, 2012.

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  1. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Member

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    How do I remove without damage? It won't budge.


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  2. dark.zero.x

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    rubber mallet, tap the barrel. Is there something on the end of the rod? What gun/cal is it?
     
  3. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Well here's the deal, it belonged to my buddy and we were cleaning it because of malfunctions caused by lack of cleaning. It's a Smith & Wesson M&P15-22, and the guy didn't want it anymore do I offered him $150 and he bit. So now I have an AR-type rifle on the cheap and just need to fix it. I spent 2 hours trying to tap it out, but it just won't budge at all.


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  4. rcmodel

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    What kind of cleaning rod is it??

    Aluminum jointed?
    Wood dowel rod?
    Other?

    At any rate, pour some penetrating oil down the barrel from the other end the rod is sticking out of, and lean it in a corner for a day to soak in.

    Unless its a wedged broken dowell rod?
    You should be able to push, pull, or pound it out then.

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  5. SleazyRider

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    A grease gun can move the world, and I've removed plenty of barrel obstructions without damage by clamping a rubber hose and zerk fitting to the barrel and giving it a few pumps. Messy, but it's never let me down.
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Is there a brush or patch on the end of the rod?
     
  7. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Aluminum from a Winchester kit. And the brush is almost to chamber.


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    Tap it all the way through to the chamber, then. Unscrew the brush and pull the whole mess out. Nice buy, though. Jealous.
     
  9. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    I can't get it to move at all. It's wedged tight.


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    Is there anything sticking out of the muzzle you can whack with a mallet? Or did the rod go in the breech end?
     
  11. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Went through muzzle, mistake l forgot to correct. Brush is like an inch from the chamber and I can't get it to move at all.


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    So there's part of the rod sticking out?
     
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    I had a SEVERELY leaded bore in a .22 that had a rod stuck. Force it out and lead shavings will come out with it. Consider the rod a loss and hammer on it.
     
  14. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    No, rod is completely hidden in the barrel. And I don't want to bust the polymer upper. :/


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    I've bent all my remaining cleaning rods trying to get the sucker out.


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    Is it... like... epoxied in or something? Put some lead/powder solvent in there to dissolve any fouling that could be gluing in it place.
     
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    I don't know what all will work for it. Hoppes No. 9?


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    Hoppes isn't the best, but it'll certainly do the job. Actually, maybe it'll dissolve the brush enough to get out...
     
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    I'll try it.


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    Get some Kroil or equivalent penetrating oil, let it soak over night. Then hammer that sucker out with a dowel.
     
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    Rod's all deformed in there... Bent to hell. Not even sure what's causing it to be jammed like that otherwise. I've hammered rods out before and never had this problem. Should I just beat the tar out of it and not worry about the upper? Will I crack it? Damn this day.


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    Ick... I hope the bore isn't too much of a mess. Sounds pretty awful. You might wanna get that checked out by a gunsmith.
     
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    If you're that concerned about the upper, you can always take the barrel off.

    I'd plug one end, pour copper solvent in. Sleep on it. Try again the next day.
     
  24. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Anyone know the number to Smith and Wesson customer service? And one know of anyone who sells new uppers for M&P15-22?


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    Here's the "deal" in question.


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