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Re: Barrel Cleaning by Graham Freeman

Postby I.J. » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:48 pm

If coffee and two sugars doesn't move it try Balistol. :shhh: Balistol is good but the smell is an, err :think: :whistle: ..... an acquired taste. :dance:

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Re: Barrel Cleaning by Graham Freeman

Postby Adam77K » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:56 pm

I like it. A dab behind the ears and the laydeez can't resist... which is why I'm banned from buying any more by oor lass. :whistle: :lol:
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Re: Barrel Cleaning by Graham Freeman

Postby I.J. » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:22 pm

I have heard that Balistol is fish oil based :roll: - that maybe explain why Im constantly followed by cats when I walk down the road. :doh:
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Re: Barrel Cleaning by Graham Freeman

Postby zooma » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:39 pm

I.J. wrote:I have heard that Balistol is fish oil based :roll: - that maybe explain why Im constantly followed by cats when I walk down the road. :doh:



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Re: Barrel Cleaning by Graham Freeman

Postby RobinC » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:19 pm

The Chanel no.5 of gun solvents is Hoppes No 9. hmmmmmmmmmmm!
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Re: Barrel Cleaning by Graham Freeman

Postby I.J. » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:42 pm

The 'Chanel No5' in the gun room for me isnt a solvent or an oil - but methylated spirits (used in de-greasing before blueing etc.) . :drool: Aaaaaahhhhh, I just love the smell. A quick wipe over for the gun and a quick swig out of the bottle for me! :dance:

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Re: Barrel Cleaning by Graham Freeman

Postby zooma » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:35 am

Have we decided if Steyr barrels are plated or not?

My understanding is that they are NOT plated - they are made from stainless steel and this is not plated.

This makes a difference to the possible cleaning technique and for those that use "solvents" of any type
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Re: Barrel Cleaning by Graham Freeman

Postby RobinC » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:05 pm

Hi Bob
Steyr Match pistol and Match rifle barrels are definately stainless, some of the sporting and hunter and FT barrels are other steels and nickel plated on the outside as a protective finish, I have never heard of any barrel that is plated on the bore and frankly could see no logic in doing so.
Modern barrels are either machine cut or button rifled, the finish and precision is key to its accuracy.
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Re: Barrel Cleaning by Graham Freeman

Postby RobinC » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:04 pm

I dropped an email to my contact at Steyr in Erntshoffen to confirm and the prompts answer was:-

1. Yes, the match pistol and rifle barrels are made from stainless steel.

2. Yes, the Hunter and FT barrels are moly steel and nickel plated in side and out.

3. No, do not use gun solvents on either barrels.


My interest is only in match guns so I was incorrect and stand corrected on the FT and Hunters which are totaly plated, this would explain why if any one uses extensive cleaning on them they get out black, its the barrel they are wearing out as nickel is a soft metal!
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Re: Barrel Cleaning by Graham Freeman

Postby I.J. » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:05 pm

Thank you for clarifying that. :clap:

Now, does anyone know for certain that stainless steel barrels need more cleaning than normal steel? :think:
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