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Posted: 8/1/2005 10:05:22 AM EDT
In my continuing struggle to include worthwhile firearms-related subjects in General Discussion, I will teach you fellows how to clean a shotgun.

First, make sure that it is empty.



Then remove the barrel.





Spray WD-40 down the barrel.



Do it from both ends.



Scrub the barrel with a bore brush, if necessary.



Select one (1) Tampax. (Original, Regular is just right for a 12 Gauge.)



Remove the Tampax from the convienent holder.



"Fluff" it up some and spread it out.



Use your cleaning rod to push it through the bore.



It will exit the barrel dirty.



Turn it around and, after re-spraying the bore with WD-40, run it through again.



Hold the barrel up to a light to see the fine job you did.



There you have it boys. You've learned something important today.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:06:40 AM EDT
OMG
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:07:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 10:08:37 AM EDT by Dolomite]
If ever there was a reason to get married...

Next week: Vagasil and your firing group: The Ultimate Solution?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:07:59 AM EDT
Babe, will you run and get me some tampons?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:08:22 AM EDT
Does your wife know you stole her "items"?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:08:44 AM EDT
You have nice hands OP.




Ben
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:09:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:09:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 10:10:03 AM EDT by underdog75]
OP you forgot to tell us how to explain the disappearence of sanitary napkins to our ladies, Because Im not going to buy them myself. "Uh yeah there for my12ga."
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:09:47 AM EDT
You look rather experienced handling the white sewer mouse.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:09:51 AM EDT
Hmm. Good use of a tampon. I just use a shotgun swab.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:10:37 AM EDT
tag

I assumed the tampons were for the box of truth

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:11:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JBowles:
OMG

+1

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:12:07 AM EDT
I would love to see Old_Painless teach Health class to 7th-graders.

"Well, ladies, first, you get yourself a BoreSnake ..."
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:12:50 AM EDT
I am laughing so hard my eyes are tearing up, my wife just said : ahh, I figured they woudl work well for that"


geez......



oh and I never clean my shotgun, ever, it is just a remington clone of the browning auto 5, don't know how old it is, but I doubt it is worth cleaning
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:13:08 AM EDT


I can't imagine having a box of tampoons on my workbench.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:14:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By underdog75:
OP you forgot to tell us how to explain the disappearence of sanitary napkins to our ladies, Because Im not going to buy them myself. "Uh yeah there for my12ga."



Funny you should mention that.....

I learned this trick many years ago when I was a policeman. I told another officer and he decided to give it a try.

He stopped at the grocery store on the way to work, in uniform, and bought a box of Tampax.

He handed them to the check-out girl and she started to giggle.

He said, "Oh, they're not for me!"

She started laughing.

He said, "They're for my shotgun!"

She busted out laughing, till she about was crying, along with everybody else in the line.

He wanted to choke me.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:15:38 AM EDT
For those heavy days ....
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:16:48 AM EDT

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:19:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:19:57 AM EDT
He actually touched them nasty things! ewwwwwwwww
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:21:16 AM EDT
It takes a strong man to demonstrate the proper technique for inserting a tampon.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:24:44 AM EDT
What do you do when your kotex catches on fire?

­

Throw it on the ground and tampon it.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:25:33 AM EDT
I'd try it, but I'd hate to hafta explain to my old lady why her, ummm, "supplies" are missing
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:27:16 AM EDT
Maybe I should trade in my bore snake?

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:27:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ironoxbows:
I'd try it, but I'd hate to hafta explain to my old lady why her, ummm, "supplies" are missing



Well shucks.

Just put 'em back in the cardboard holder after you're finished and she'll never know.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:30:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 10:31:55 AM EDT by Dolomite]
[Dolomite and OP strolling next to a spring brook]

OP?

Yes Dolomite?

What about those days when you're, ya know, feeling not so fresh?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:30:53 AM EDT
That's resourceful, OP!

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:32:22 AM EDT
I still would have a hard time going to the store to buy Tampax's
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:37:23 AM EDT
I can just imagine the look on my wife's face when I yell up from the basement, "Honey, do you have an extra Kotex I could borrow?"
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:40:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
[Dolomite and OP strolling next to a spring brook]

OP?

Yes Dolomite?

What about those days when you're, ya know, feeling not so fresh?



OP: I imagine that happens a lot with you, Dolomite?

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:46:38 AM EDT
Ive been told that WD-40 shouldnt be used in gun cleaning as it will form into a hard lacquer.

Now what should I use for my 10 gag?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:46:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:49:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:57:56 AM EDT


You got me worried
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 11:43:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
Ive been told that WD-40 shouldnt be used in gun cleaning as it will form into a hard lacquer.




No truth to that rumor.

I've been using WD-40 for 40 years with no problems. Just don't get it on primers.

Wipe it off and it is ready to go.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 11:46:38 AM EDT
Thanks O_P. Great post.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 11:57:37 AM EDT
Shame that the string is not longer where you could pull it through.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:01:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Persephone:
It takes a strong man to demonstrate the proper technique for inserting a tampon.


Ill assume one(notice I didnt say "You") normally wouldnt use a bore guide in this application?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:01:59 PM EDT
I think you've inadvertently stumbled upon a new tampon applicator system, as well.
Please patent ASAP.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:05:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By underdog75:

Originally Posted By Persephone:
It takes a strong man to demonstrate the proper technique for inserting a tampon.


Ill assume one(notice I didnt say "You") normally wouldnt use a bore guide in this application?



I threw away the "bore guide" in the 8th picture.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:05:51 PM EDT
Excellent thread, O-P ! Another useful gun-related post from the Box O' Truth Crew.

Too bad most of the "man-ly men" here wont have the balls to go buy some at the store

I wish I could try it but my wife goes the "sanitary napkin" route. Guess I will be heading to the
store when it comes shotgun cleaning time...

LB

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:07:55 PM EDT
Great use for the old "cooter cork"
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:10:25 PM EDT
Must be that time of the month
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:13:15 PM EDT
This is a worthy discussion....because I believe that WD-40 has absolutely no business around any firearms.

It has a tendency to break down and begin to "varnish" and gum up. Some absolutely believe it is a great cleaner and lubricator, others (like myself) have come to believe its better used to fix squeeky doors and chains.

If you were going to use it I would recommend following the whole procedure with action degreaser, gun scrubber, or even carb cleaner down the barrel to remove all traces of the WD 40. I do this anyway to remove any cleaners or solvents.

Barrels are best shot clean and dry.


Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:14:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By j3_:
Shame that the string is not longer where you could pull it through.



That could be a problem in the .... er... primary application.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:15:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ironoxbows:
I'd try it, but I'd hate to hafta explain to my old lady why her, ummm, "supplies" are missing



My wife is pregnant right now so I could get away with it.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:16:03 PM EDT

If ever there was a reason to get married...

Next week: Vagasil and your firing group: The Ultimate Solution?



LOL

Week three: FDS and your gun stock: It don't need to be stanky!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:16:42 PM EDT
Can you imagine if someone ran across all those black coated tampons in your garbage? "What in the heck is wrong with her!?!?!? Ewwwwww!!!"
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:17:20 PM EDT
In the long run, it's cheaper to use a shotgun patch holder.

Link
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:17:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leo6223:
This is a worthy discussion....because I believe that WD-40 has absolutely no business around any firearms.




That's what makes horse races.......difference of opinion.

I've been using WD-40 for 40+ years with absolutely no problems and absolutely no "varnish build-up".

It's great stuff as a solvent.

But, to each his own......
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:19:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
In the long run, it's cheaper to use a shotgun patch holder.

Link



Not really.

That thing's $12.

I can buy a lot of Tampax for $12. Nearly a life-time supply.
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