Flintlock Maintenance Questions/poll
Im 36 now and began flintlock hunting with my dad at the age of 14. My dad taught me that if you shot it today you clean it today, expecially when it comes to the flintlock. I have many friends that neglect their flintlocks and many times I take them in myself and clean them just because It pains me to see any sort of rust come out of a gun barrel. this is how i clean a flintlock, I want to see how it compares to what everyone else is doin.
Break the gun down remove the touch hole from the barrel, get a bucket of "hot" soapy water, place the touchhole end of the barrel in the water, wet a patch and plung it in and out drawing the hot water up the barrel, I do this several times with several patches then change the water to clean water and repeat to rinse it out. generally I try and get the barrel so hot that I need a rag to hold onto it. I pull the barrel out of the water and quickly dry the outside and run several patches down the barrel to dry the barrel. all the moisture immediately dries from the barrel becasue it is so hot. while the barrel is hot, I will run a patch of borebutter down the barrel while it is hot as well to give a rust preventative coating and lube I also use that patch to wipe the outside of the barrel.
I clean the other components the same way in hot water.
How many of you believe in the "Season" your bore thing from wonderlube or T/C bore butter?
Im not saying what I do is right, but this is what I do. What do you do?
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