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Offline 51colt

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Re: Cap and Ball Cleaning Rods
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2011, 03:46:22 PM »
I am on vacation I only have my iPhone with me. I only use the slot end for cleaning the cylinder. I put a patch in the slot then fold it over to clean the chambers. To clean the barrel I put two patches on the end of the barrel and push them though the barrel with the other end of the rod.
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Re: Cap and Ball Cleaning Rods
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2011, 03:48:38 PM »
vacation?  what a slacker mike! im here workin my ass off! where didja go?
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Re: Cap and Ball Cleaning Rods
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2011, 03:55:30 PM »
Who needs vacation if you are living in Northern California?
My last vacation was in... in... I don't remember  (?^

Enjoy your vacation, 51. I hope you are fine.
Sure he's fine - he on vacation  ;)

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Re: Cap and Ball Cleaning Rods
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2011, 07:16:33 PM »
Ya it is hell being retired.I never get a day off!Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Re: Cap and Ball Cleaning Rods
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2011, 08:12:48 AM »
We are visiting friends in Nampa Idaho. Friday we are going to my sisters in Carson city Nevada. Saturday we are going to Vergina City. Fly it is tough job but somebody has to do it.
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Re: Cap and Ball Cleaning Rods
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2011, 01:31:21 PM »
Poor guy. You come around like a truck driver   ;)

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I was always wondering. Do people in China have things "Made In USA ?"

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Re: Cap and Ball Cleaning Rods
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2011, 01:38:49 PM »
hell mike, swing by texas and well put something on the smoker!
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Re: Cap and Ball Cleaning Rods
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2011, 04:39:48 PM »
Marc, You can buy a bag of short dowels in assorted sizes for two dollars.
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So easy a caveman could do it. You know it took me two days to make those cleaning rods.
well i understand ! mans gotta take sandwich breaks, cervesas break, the afternoon movie on the western channel might slow a feller down, specially if ann margarets on any thing[ i still got it fer her!]   got to make a trip down to the mail once a day, then there coffee break in the am, and sometimes ya gotta stop and feed the critter, the dogs need pettin,sometime a little power nap! you can see how a lot of stuff might slow a man down from time to time! {:(

You forgot to mention forgetting what you're working on.  You know the drill:
1-Start project
2-Notice that you're missing an important tool or part
3-Go to get the tool or part
4-forget what you're looking for
5-forget why you were looking for it in the first place
6-start another project
7-realize that you're missing a tool or part
8-go to locate it and find unfinished remains of project #1, which reminds you what you started looking for 1/2 hour ago

Gettin' old is fun  :D


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Re: Cap and Ball Cleaning Rods
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2011, 04:06:39 PM »
I took a length of 3/8 wooden rod and epoxied a fired .40 Smith & Wesson case on one end. I made this solely for tapping out a ball stuck in the bore, should such a thing happen.
I need to make one for my .36 as well, probably 5/16 dowel with a fired .32 ACP case on the end.
Should I have to pound out a ball, I'll use the mallet on the end with the brass case, to avoid splintering or mushrooming the wood. One could put a case on each end, I guess.
I've used the .44 version to tap a .454 ball through my Colt 1860 and Remington, so I could measure the emerging ball and get bore size. Worked fine. The hard end of the dowel had plenty of oomph against the ball, and didn't split.
If you use fired cases, leave the primer in. Use brass or aluminum cases, never steel, to avoid damaging the bore.
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Re: Cap and Ball Cleaning Rods
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2011, 10:26:08 AM »
You went where with who and for how many to where. Blame it on OH AHHHHH  {_K  I think Geraldos been spying on me.  _l  I need to swing by ETs if hes get the smoker going
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