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Posted: 7/24/2003 11:15:40 PM EDT
I've got a bolt action Marlin .22LR that I was cleaning last night when the rod broke off inside. It broke off right behind the safey of the rifle.

Normally, it wouldnt be a huge problem, except it's got the wire brush attached to it (which was a tight fit from the begining) since it was real dirty. Now it's stuck in there pretty good.


Any ideas on how to remove it without damaging the rifle? I cannot get a good enough grip on the rod to pull it out.


Thanks
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 11:27:29 PM EDT
Try getting another cleaning rod insert it from muzzle end. Start gently tap on the second rod until you have enough of the old rod sticking out to grab on and yank it out.
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 4:13:02 AM EDT
If it wasent you CGuy I wouldnt think this mishap could happen. You could use another 22 cleaning rod w the FAT pusher attachment to try to lightly tap it from the muzzle end till you could grasp it somehow.
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 9:53:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 9:02:11 PM EDT
there are few problems that the correct application of high explosives wont solve.
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 9:17:09 PM EDT
You have the worst luck of anybody I've ever known.
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 9:41:58 PM EDT
Read my sig. Lmao. Seriously though, do what raf said.
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 10:56:48 AM EDT
shoot it out!

i don't use brushes...they always seem too tight.
Link Posted: 7/27/2003 4:56:06 PM EDT
Got blanks?
Link Posted: 7/27/2003 10:51:18 PM EDT
Get a brass rod and tap it out. Prob solved...
Link Posted: 7/27/2003 10:55:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2003 10:56:21 PM EDT by dissipator556]
Blanks are the way to go- don't be 'skeeeerd' Computer Guy- I wouldn't steer you wrong. Post results of injuries your success!
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