Cleaning Kit?

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by New2Marlins, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. New2Marlins

    New2Marlins Member

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    This thing has a lot of screws ... little screws ... and a part that just falls out? What does everyone carry, in the field, for a cleaning kit? that would be particular to this rifle?
     
  2. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    What rifle do you refer to?
     

  3. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    For my Marlin 1895 in .444 Marlin
    I normally pack a "bore snake", for a quick clean on the job, and always use electrical tape on the bore end, to stop any crap getting in whilst hunting
    as well.
    I do tape all my rifles
    Back in camp, before I have a beer, I do exactly this. !

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhmlenRUxUQ[/ame]

    Cheers
    Bucky
     
  4. New2Marlins

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    That would be my trusty (and only) 1895 gbl Marlin. I'm thinking ground cover and a strong magnet (or two).
     
  5. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing !
    I just remembered that the first I tried the method I described above in the field, I did the job, and somehow lost the little ejector spring/clip.
    Took the rifle out the next day, and discovered the spent shell still in the breach but hanging in there, at almost 90 degrees to the Port.
    MMmmmmm ! I thought, better look for the ejector clip, but it was never found.

    My turn to go Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !
    Better start looking.
    Local Gun Shop fellar over here, said it would be 6 or 8 weeks to get one in through the Australian Dealerships.
    So I jumped on the "Net" sourced one in the States, and had them put the spring in an envelope just mail it Air Mail.
    6 Days later, I was putting it in the .444, simple as that.

    Just for interest sake I went back to the Local Gunshop 6 weeks later, and he still didn't have it. 3 Months later, still not in, and that was the last time I ever went back to him.

    Needless to say, within 12 months he went broke.
    He was a DH anyway, but I used him for a few years, as he was local.
    How sad, never mind.

    Cheers
    Bucky
     
  6. New2Marlins

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    That's why I am going to carry one of these ...

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  7. msharley

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    Grace Screwdrivers

    Hey New,

    Welcome to the Marlin Forum.

    Grace makes a set of Marlin Specific Screwdrivers. http://www.graceusatools.com/

    Magnet is always a good idea..........:D

    Later, Mark
     
  8. New2Marlins

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    Very cool ... this is good to know. I'll hunt some down.

    Thanks!!!