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Old 09-24-2012, 04:12 AM
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Question New SD9VE, rust in bore? (w/ picture)

Just picked up a new SD9VE and there appears to be rust on the edges of the rifling (see attached pic). It is in all the channels all the way down the bore. The bore and rifling -are- smooth (no pitting or marred surfaces; the photo is just a bit out of focus and has JPEG artifacts)...

I don't know if these come with grease or something from the factory, but cleaned twice with Hoppes #9 and rust color is still there. Might it be rust? Is it something common? Any thoughts on how to test/remove?
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It's hard to tell from the photo, but it's probably copper residue from test firing. Wet the bore with a good copper solvent, let it soak for a while, scrub it with a bronze brush and run some snug fitting patches through it. It should clean up just fine.
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Yes, it is copper fouling. Be prepared to see lots more of it during your life as a shooter.
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lol dont look at it with a bright led light (200 lumes) you will see things that will make you clean for hours
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but cleaned twice with Hoppes #9 and rust color is still there
Your experience may vary, but I have never found Hoppes #9 effective at removing copper from barrels. Works well on powder fouling, but really doesn't attack the copper. That is just copper fouling, no concern about rust.
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lol dont look at it with a bright led light (200 lumes) you will see things that will make you clean for hours
Indeed... I already checked the whole weapon over a "few" times.

Thanks for the welcome and for everyone's responses. I'm going to decide on a copper solvent and try it out ASAP. I should have been firing this thing like 3 days ago, heh.

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So, I got some Barnes CR-10 and followed the instructions thrice... Blue only came out on the first pass and about 80% of the streaks' width are gone (towards the sharp edges of the rifling) - BUT there still remains some in the middle. Maybe I didn't push hard enough on the 2nd and 3rd passes, haha. This was with a jag; I don't have any nylon brushes, yet.

Should I make sure it's 100% before torture-testing at the range, or just go shoot and clean again?
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So, I got some Barnes CR-10 and followed the instructions thrice... Blue only came out on the first pass and about 80% of the streaks' width are gone (towards the sharp edges of the rifling) - BUT there still remains some in the middle. Maybe I didn't push hard enough on the 2nd and 3rd passes, haha. This was with a jag; I don't have any nylon brushes, yet.

Should I make sure it's 100% before torture-testing at the range, or just go shoot and clean again?
Warmech i would just shoot the poop out of it (200+ rounds) and right after shooting it clean it while its warm and that should really help lift a lot of the fouling out. Good luck and enjoy throwing some led!!
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