CLEANING LEADED BARRELS
I will give you a few words for the gun rack. I am a born hunter and trapper and am very fond of guns. I have a double barrel hammerless shotgun, taper choked, as I think taper choke shoots harder than the common choke. For rifles I have a .38 Colts and it is a powerful gun for its size; the magazine holds 16 cartridges, but for fine target practice I have .22 caliber rifles. The Stevens is a good little gun; but I think the Winchester repeater is an excellent little rifle. By keeping them clean I can bend a penny 15 yards, almost every shot. This is the most particular point about a rifle or gun of any kind. You must keep them well cleaned to give good results. When a rifle barrel gets leaded or dirty, the ball will not carry true.
I will give, you my receipt for cleaning a leaded barrel. I put a cork or plug in one end of the barrel, then I pore the barrel full of good strong vinegar. Let it boil the dirt out for a minute or so, then let the vinegar out and fill with kerosene. Let stand for awhile, then swab out and try a cartridge; you will find it gives better results in your targets.
Chester Co., Pa.
C. J. Weiler.
Fur, News. Fur News, January 1916.
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