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12GAUGE
25-02-2013, 06:43 AM
AoA Everybody

Nothing beats a boresnake when it comes to quick cleaning right there and then while on a range or during a hunting trip when carrying a whole bag of cleaning supplies isn't possible. if a boresnake isn't available, no worries as you can always "make your own boresnake" in less than 10 minutes.

Here is a quick pictorial demonstration on "how to make a boresnake" for your shotgun.

hmm....something is missing, wait!, a DISCLAIMER:

The following content is for informational purposes only. The author assumes no responsibility and/or any liability in case of an injury, accident, loss of life and/or property that may and/or may not occur as a direct and/or indirect result of exercising the information provided below. The reader assumes full responsibility and liability of the foreseen and/or unforeseen consequences that may or may not occur therefore he/she is advised to proceed with full caution. In other words, if you screw this up, don't blame it on me. :)

Items Needed:

1. Cotton Rope, available at most hardware stores

2. Cotton Thread, also available at most hardware stores

3. 1/2 inch dia brass pipe: 1 to 2 inches long, available at most hardware stores or one can always get one made using a lathe machine.

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Cut the rope in 4 equal lengths of cotton rope depending upon how long you want your boresnake to be. then braid them into a rope. this is your boresnake. you might need the assistance of a lady/girl here. :)

Why 4 lengths of rope to braid a boresnake? well... in my case the rope wasn't thick enough. if three lengths can get you a boresnake thick enough to be a snug fit inside the bore then go with 3 lengths.

You want a snug fit, if its loose inside the bore then its pointless to have a boresnake. same goes for too tight. no need to break your arm off pulling it though the bore.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af103/12gauge-pakguns/DIY%20Boresnake/Pic6_zpsb5dc4f06.jpg

Tie one end of the boresnake using cotton thread so that the ends do not come loose over time specially when you are going to be pulling and yanking on it.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af103/12gauge-pakguns/DIY%20Boresnake/Pic7_zps110eabe8.jpg

Take another 3 feet length of cotton rope and tie a knot at one end and drop the piece of brass pipe. this is now act as a sinker to your boresnake.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af103/12gauge-pakguns/DIY%20Boresnake/Pic8_zpsa5e2e9b5.jpg

Tie the other end of the rope to the boresnake.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af103/12gauge-pakguns/DIY%20Boresnake/Pic9_zpse0ee60c3.jpg

Another look. It should clear things up on how to tie boresnake and sinker together.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af103/12gauge-pakguns/DIY%20Boresnake/Pic10_zps79b0a373.jpg

The finished boresnake.

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Drop the sinker down the barrel and out the muzzle. pull the boresnake out through the same route.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af103/12gauge-pakguns/DIY%20Boresnake/Pic12_zpsc4a3891f.jpg

The boresnake isn't much to look at but it makes bore cleaning a lot easier.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af103/12gauge-pakguns/DIY%20Boresnake/Pic13_zps16fe4b98.jpg

NOTE:

In my humble opinion, Boresnake is for quick cleaning only. it cannot compete with a proper (detailed) cleaning job that involves cleaning rods and all kinds of hazardous chemicals.

However if one can roll up their boresnake and store it along with their shotgun for example inside the carry case/bag and make a habit of running the boresnake when the barrel is still warm just after finishing shooting. it will make detailed cleaning jobs a lot easier, considerably reducing the effort required to get the bore squeaky clean and shiny.

if you still insist on using hazardous chemicals, one can always put a few drops of solvent on the boresnake for even better cleaning.

best part of this "homemade boresnake" is that when its gets really dirty over time you can always wash it and start using it again. enjoy happy and safe shooting.

Regards.

Aquarius
25-02-2013, 07:04 AM
Great pictorial demonstration 12GAUGE bro.. no doubt you are PakGuns 12Gauge master.

1) Is it reusable or you have to make new one for every cleaning session ?
2) Is it washable so that after every cleaning session you have to wash & let it dry thoroughly to reuse it ?

Arslan_tareen
25-02-2013, 07:09 AM
Awesome work as usual , i have a question though, how about instead of having a extra rope added for sinker ,we can leave one of the four ropes longer then the other three and use it instead of a new rope . or will it damage the "Snake" .

12GAUGE
25-02-2013, 07:33 AM
Great pictorial demonstration 12GAUGE bro.. no doubt you are PakGuns 12Gauge master.

1) Is it reusable or you have to make new one for every cleaning session ?
2) Is it washable so that after every cleaning session you have to wash & let it dry thoroughly to reuse it ?

yes bro, it is totally reusable and on top of that one can wash it too if its gets really dirty. one can even put a few drops of solvent on it to get even better cleaning out of it.


Awesome work as usual , i have a question though, how about instead of having a extra rope added for sinker ,we can leave one of the four ropes longer then the other three and use it instead of a new rope . or will it damage the "Snake" .

your idea/solution is even better than mine bro. this should make an even better boresnake. I am going to give it a try as well.

Regards.

Moeen
25-02-2013, 08:24 AM
Salam All,
A very nice and proper homemade bsnake. Bhai, how long did it take over all to make one piece? I am assuming that the braiding part was the longest if I am correct? Again a very nice project.

12GAUGE
25-02-2013, 08:32 AM
Salam All,
A very nice and proper homemade bsnake. Bhai, how long did it take over all to make one piece? I am assuming that the braiding part was the longest if I am correct? Again a very nice project.

Bro, it took less than 10 minutes from start to finish. braiding was done by Mrs. 12GAUGE ofcourse. Just had to bear 1 hour of bragging against a minute of braiding. lols!

"see... I'm not as useless as you think I am...did you check out my speed?.....I've been doing that since I was a little girl you know"

and a wise man would keep his mouth shut thinking...."thats probably the only thing you can do woman...keep bragging...you've earned it" lols!


Regards.

Moeen
25-02-2013, 08:40 AM
Salam All,
AHA! I knew it I knew it, I knew you had someone else do the braiding bit... lolz lolz lolz. Thats the part even I don't know how to do. And in this case you again used bhabi... I am sure you tricked her again with some story for braiding... lolz

Syed Adeel
25-02-2013, 09:00 AM
@12Gauge..... Sir beautifully braided together heads of the medusa. A cotton mouth with a golden head and a rattler at the tail.
Very practical and excellently demonstrated, like you do. Thanks alot for teaching and sharing!

bbiillaall
25-02-2013, 09:37 AM
awesome job 12 gauge bro.

Monal
25-02-2013, 11:15 AM
Very nice job bro .............. :)

12GAUGE
25-02-2013, 04:17 PM
@Everybody

Thank you gentlemen for the valuable comments. I totally appreciate them.

Regards.

Naveed_pk
25-02-2013, 04:34 PM
Marvellous job 12Gauge bro ! :yo::yo:

P:s I always love reading your DISCLAIMER :)

Regards

UMAR BUTT
25-02-2013, 09:00 PM
@ 12GAUGE Sir you are number one :-)

masood357
25-02-2013, 11:45 PM
@ 12 GUAGE Sir

Lovely invention, surely be helpful to all shotgun owners on the forum.
Regards.
Best wishes.
God Bless. I Luv Ya All.

Mig
25-02-2013, 11:52 PM
Thats Something really useful. I was just looking for something, when I was unable to find the classic rope pulling cleaning in the market. Will be giving it a try soon.. but Braiding,,,, :p

Thanks Sir !

DOM
26-02-2013, 12:56 AM
Nice effort

Trajan
26-02-2013, 09:56 AM
@ 12Gauge: Good stuff! Congrats on your ingenuity and thanks for sharing

Topak
26-02-2013, 10:33 AM
totally useless piece.
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How can i clean my shotgun when bore-snake is in RWP and i am in GRW ;) send me one. hehehe

12GAUGE
26-02-2013, 11:12 AM
totally useless piece.
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How can i clean my shotgun when bore-snake is in RWP and i am in GRW ;) send me one. hehehe

Not one buddy but two have been reserved for you. now when are you coming to RWP to collect 'em? lols!

Regards.