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AA guys,

I was just wondering after firing your semiauto or Pump action shotgun how do you clean it.which liquid,cleaning kit and brushes etc do members use and what's the best method to clean a shotgun especially the barrel.

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put tissue paper blockers on end of barrel on one side and spray a lot of wd40. leave for about 30 mins at least. then take out the tissue blocker and then with a bronze brush just scrub till end do not stop in middle of a push or a pull.. let it pass from one end to other then back in swift uniform pull.
if you can take a small torch and see of there is any lead fouling. wet that portion again with wd40 and scrub again.. lead fouling is dangerous.. in semi automatics the blackness always gets left over with some gunpowder residue and this works as emery paste with time.. IMHO it is raping an action of shotgun... sorry for these words. In double barrel shotguns the inside of a barrel has to be kept absolutely shining like a mirror. polishing is easy with the soft cushion brush with cotton wool mix sort of thing.. but that is after all the fouling has been taken out of barrel. I have about 15 or so cushions.. and i swap them so that the blackness is taken out completely.. when i am working on the Cogswell and Harrison double barrel shotgun.
thoroughly clean anywhere you see blackness, which is carbon building. with a clean piece of swab, swash the barrel and all the places till the swab doesnt get discolored. The best swabs i have seen are the 1 rupee medical alcohol swabs (100 for 1 US$ dollar), absolutely perfect for cleaning. I have about 300 at home.. they have short shelf life about 6 months max. so buy and keep using them accordingly.

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Zaheer,

IMO the accessories which you use for shotgun cleaning would be the same as that of handgun cleaning in terms of gun powder solver, gun oil, brunox spray etc. However you need to purchase a shot gun cleaning kit according to the guage of your shotgun. Many local and imported shotgun cleaning kits are readily available in the market. For imported kits you can visit Tayabally at Lucky Star, Arms and Accessories at Zamzama and the likes.

Also visit youtube as per Mian Jee's earlier post and you can find specific cleaning tutorials related to specific brands.

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I bought a OTIS cleaning kit for 4k yesterday which supports many calibers.we can call it a universal kit.it is the same being used in the first video.

And which liquid should I use.i searched for hoppes solvent but was unable to find it in karachi market
and I have NASA spray should I use that for removing carbon etc from barrel etc.

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zaheer wrote:
I bought a OTIS cleaning kit for 4k yesterday which supports many calibers.we can call it a universal kit.it is the same being used in the first video.

And which liquid should I use.i searched for hoppes solvent but was unable to find it in karachi market
and I have NASA spray should I use that for removing carbon etc from barrel etc.


1. Not sure which particular kit you're referring to but the one which I saw had brushes which only supported handguns
2. Try Elahi Bux opposite ICAAP for Hoppes No. 9 Gun powder solvent
3. I ain't a fan of WD 40 nor NASA. I prefer Brunox Spray which is retailing for around 1000 rupees for the big spray can bottle
4. For oil I prefer Hoppes No. 9 Gun oil which comes in a small orange coloured bottle
5. If you prefer your gun oil in the spray form then get Perfects gun oil (Made in Belgium) golden coloured bottle. Retails for around 250 rupees

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The kit Zaheer bro is referring to must be similar to the one below:

viewtopic.php?p=260#p260

I have it, it is US army Standard Issue, and it covers many calibers of rifles, pistols, and 12Gauge shotgun.

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Yes Saif you are right I have the same kit.

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Where is ICAAP and what's the price for hoppes gun powder solvent.

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@ Saif bro: This is the same kit which I saw. But are the supporting rods long enough to clean a shotgun barrel ?

@ Zaheer. If you're driving towards Gulf Shopping Center in Clifton take a left turn from teen talwar and on your left you'll see Elahi bux which is right next to Shooter's Paradise.

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So you are talking about Clifton.i thought lucky star ;)

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zaheer wrote:
So you are talking about Clifton.i thought lucky star ;)


:angry-banghead: You need to visit Karachi often Mr. DHL !!!!

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@Furrukh bro

It has cables, long ones, for shotgun and rifle barrels, for a pull through cleaning procedure. I have cleaned barrels of up to 28" with very good results.

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Thanks Saif bro. Worth taking a second look at the OTIS kit.

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There is a car product called Carb Cleaner. It is easily available from auto spare part shops. It will eat away all the carbon residue in the barrel. I clean the barrels of my shotguns with the carb cleaner. For lubrication, I use a 50 50 mixture of kerosene and ATF fluid.
A barrel brush for shotguns and an old toothbrush would take care of the cleaning.
PS: Do not use carb cleaner on the wooden surfaces or plastic parts of your shotgun. It WILL ruin the finish.

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+1 HRGPK.. carb cleaner is an excellent thing.. awesome.. but kills the palstics before you even realise. I also used to clean somethings with it excellent advice by HRGPK

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Nothing cleans the carbon from the shotgun barrels than the carb cleaner. EDs red is also okay but handling it is a mess.

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Guys,

I purchased a 12g shotgun cleaning kit made by Beretta. It has a nylon brush, a swirly copper brush and an extension which can hold swabs. Now whilst cleaning the inner of the barrel I am facing a few issues:

1. The swirly copper brush extension comfortably enters the barrel whilst I rotate it but beyond a certain point it gets stuck and I need to push it out in one direction i.e without rotating it. Is this the right thing to do ? I ask because I see scratch marks in the barrel and I have just fired around 30-40 rounds through it.......

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@ Furrukh
When you run a Bronze brush thru any Barrel , you push it in one direction and do not rotate it.
Go the full length of the barrel and do not stop or reverse direction.
The brush in made in a spiral to do complete cleaning in a pass down the bore.
You can repeat the process as many times as needed in full end to end cleaning.
Rotating the brush is more likely to make fine scratches, but running the brush from end to end will not.
Plus most of what you think are scratches, are simply marks left bu the bronze on the steel and do not penitrate into the metal.
But if you do see what you think are scratches, they can be polished out with fine metal polish on a snug fitting cleaning patch or mop.
Again, polish the length of the bore, and do not rotate the polishing mop.
But with the polish, you can reverse direcrions, and actually scrub on perticular spots if needed.

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