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One last question I ment to include...... How in the heck am I to get that forcing cone deleaded. Now I cleaned for hours with every solvent known to man and that stuff is still in there. I know leaving it will only invite trouble so help. I know of a man who used to use mercury for suck problems, any opinions? Thanks again. Sharps-Nut
 

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They make a fitting to go on the end of a cleaning rod. It is shaped like a cone and it threads at the pointed end to the rod. You push the rod down the barrel and screw the cone one the end. Now before you screw it on you put a fine wire mesh "patch" (comes with the kit) on the cone. Now it is just a matter of pulling the cone tight into the forcing cone and turning it. The mesh gathers the lead and presto (sort of) the lead is gone. Right now can't think of the name but you could describe it and most gun shops would know what you are talking about.

I have used this but if you have the $$ the Foul Out system works very well. Does take a bit of time and you have to degress its rod and the barrel but it does a right nice job, and very little elbow grease on your part.
 

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Check Brownell's website. The best tool for deleading the bore as well, is a Lewis Lead Remover. Outers made one as well, but it is not as good for several reasons. The Lewis has a larger diameter rod with a "T" handle, which traps the bronze screen between the rod and the tip when tightened so it can't be stripped off while pulling it through the bore. The (rubber and brass) tips come in sizes for each caliber, 44,45,40,38 etc. The kit contains the conical throat adapter Cheyenne mentioned for deleading the forcing cone. The basic Lewis will strip the lead and fouling from a bore in a few passes, and from experience, 45Colt needs it. A wire brush simply can't compete in that race. The kit also comes with a supply of wire mesh screens, there are sizes on those for 45 and 38.
 

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I must have missed this topic before...what weapon are you using? I have a Vaquero that I had plenty of trouble from leading with...I had my gunsmith ream/polish the forcing cone in it (took about 5 minutes...as he said, "It takes longer to find where you put the tool than it does to do the job."). Presto! Leading down to a minimum, and decreasing with use.
 

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I use some steel wool on a worn out brass bristle brush chucked in a drill motor for the cylinder and barrel forcing cones. Then I use a 20 Gauge shotgun brush in the .45 barrel.
Use .45 brush in the .44
Use .44 brush in the .357
Use .357 brush in the .32

It will agressively attack any lead.
 
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