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    How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    I try to be very careful with all muzzle crowns. But pistols present a special problem. I'm always careful when pushing a rod attachment past the muzzle crown, but especially with .22 pistols and .22 caliber rods, attachments don't always fit flush and so there is a flange that might nick the muzzle crown

    I know there's a better more foolproof way...and I know that you guys probably know what it is.

    So, share. I bet you guys have something ingeneous.

    #2
    Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    Push the rod in from the other end

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      #3
      Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

      What he said, but if you use all brass or copper cleaning attachments you won't have a problem.

      I would stay away from carbide or diamond. Just being funny, but you get the idea.
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        #4
        Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

        I use my crappy plastic Glock rods for my revolver barrels since you can't go in from the cylinder side and don't have any issues

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          #5
          Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

          I push from the chamber end only, removing the brush before pulling the rod out.
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            #6
            Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

            I'm just careful. I obsess about my rifle crowns. Not so much with the pistols.

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              #7
              Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

              John, I also use the crappy Glock plastic rod to clean my pistols and like phm, the method employ most of the time with pistol crowns is to just be careful.

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                #8
                Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

                If the crown does get a slight nick or ding, will it hurt anything to give it a slight chamfer to clean it up?
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                  #9
                  Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

                  It depends on how slight and how accurately you do it.
                  You're a machinist if I remember correctly? Check out Pacific Tool & Gauge for crown tools. Get a generic 11* cutter with interchangeable pilots and make your own pilots as needed. They also have a piloted 45* if I remember correctly.

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                    #10
                    Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

                    On several of my firearms I have had the crown inverted which helps prevent damage. When I have custom work done on a handgun like my Redhawk and SP101 it is one of the things I have done. Other than that all brass rods and attachments no stainless.

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