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Ok well I know I am prolly gonna sound stupid,but how does one clean a chrome lined barrel? I have never owned a gun with one and want to make sure I don't mess it up.I know chrome is hard,and I prolly couldnt mess it up,but I just want to make sure.Anyway what do you all recomend for a copper remover?Right now I use sweets on my military rifles,but I just wondered how that would do with the chrome.Will it hurt it?
Thanx for any help u all can provide


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Shawn Mc.
 

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Shawn: I just use Hoppe's #9. It has always worked for me. If you have copper fouling, just leave the Hoppe sit in your barrel for about 5 minutes and then use a good brass bristle brush or a Tornado brush and it will clean it right up. I believe the 'chrome' is actually chrome molybidum (?) steel and hard. Your Sweets won't hurt it, neither will any other type of bore cleaner. I've had pistols and rifles with the 'chrome' bores and no matter what I use on them, they just come clean. You should not worry, that barrel will hold up for a looooong time. Mikey.
 

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Mikey Speaks the truth!
I don't think you are gonna hurt your bore.
Just make sure you use a copper brush.
and remember the bore diameter is .360
on a makarov not .355 so a standard .9mm
brush may not fit snug.
 

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SS: thank you. You be a good guy. And, thanks for the insight on the bore diameter. Man, I don't know what's wrong with me these days - either I am not focusing or my mind is wandering (a bit too far, I think). I had completely forgotten about the differences in bore size and you are absolutely correct - a 9mm/38 bore brush may be a bit too small. Think he should use a 10mm or 41 magnum bore brush instead???? Thanks again. Mikey.
 

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Brush Diameter

The one I use for my .35 rem rifle fits
pretty good in the Mak. bore.
 
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