My 39A mountie's first cleaning - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > > >

Notices

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-24-2015, 05:07 PM
easyPZ

Join Date: 
Aug 2011
Posts: 
180
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
My 39A mountie's first cleaning



Log in to see fewer ads
I recently bought a 39a Mountie from gunbroker so I didn't get examine it first hand. Anyway, it arrives and the exterior looks great for a 50 year old gun. The action felt dirty, and it was very dirty internally.

I wanted to cycle a few rounds to check feeding/extracting. It wasn't probably the best idea, but loaded a couple 22lr rounds into the magazine tube and cycled the action. The first round fed into the chamber and about halfway in, it got stuck. When it stuck, I stopped trying to push it. Then, I had to insert a rod through the muzzle end to free the round. At this point I realized I needed to check the chamber and bore.

The bore was so fouled that I couldn't see any rifling, only a layer of dark crud. Well, hoppes#9, about a million patches, and a bronze brush took care of that. The bore is now shiny with nicely defined spiraling microgrooves. However, there are a few "specks/fouling" that wouldn't come off just forward of the chamber. I might try to take a picture, but I'm not sure it would turn out because of the small space.

I have come to the conclusion that this rifle was used exclusively to shoot 22 shorts and was never cleaned (or wasn't cleaned for a VERY long time). This allowed the fouling the build up in the chamber effectively shortening the chamber. Because the 22lr case is longer, the bullet got jammed in the chamber when I tried to insert it. Lesson learned. Anyway this is my cool story (bro).

ETA: In case you're wondering, 22lr feeds and extracts very nicely now.

Last edited by easyPZ; 06-24-2015 at 05:09 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-24-2015, 05:55 PM
timberbeast's Avatar
timberbeast
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jun 2007
Location: 
The piney woods of south Arkansas
Posts: 
39,980
TPC Rating: 
100% (43)
The remaining fouling might come out after shooting and the cleaning while the bore is warm, but they probably won't be an issue.
__________________
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. - C.S. Lewis
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-24-2015, 06:28 PM
easyPZ

Join Date: 
Aug 2011
Posts: 
180
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by timberbeast View Post
The remaining fouling might come out after shooting and the cleaning while the bore is warm, but they probably won't be an issue.
That's what came to mind also. I'll shoot it this weekend to see how it performs.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:59 PM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x