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Gerard

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Re: Silencer, Suppressor, Moderator, Lead Dust Collector, You Name It!
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2018, 11:05:18 AM »
Or just use a bore snake, like this or whatever. Never used one myself as I prefer pulling a clean cotton patch with a loop on the end of a weedwacker line, something I make myself with a brass wire and copper ferrule, but if you keep a bore snake clean it should be good.

http://www.hoppes.com/bore-snakes/the-boresnake
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Re: Silencer, Suppressor, Moderator, Lead Dust Collector, You Name It!
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2018, 11:09:27 AM »
Since we are on bore cleaning, I pretty much went to bore snakes, with the embedded brass brush removed and the weighted end shortened to fit in the mag wells. On Ali Express they are $3-5 apiece.
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Re: Silencer, Suppressor, Moderator, Lead Dust Collector, You Name It!
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2018, 05:41:37 PM »
The problem with permanent suppressors and silencers is that not only can they not be removed, but cleaning them is not an option either. Many of them allow the barrel of your airgun to be cleaned but there isn’t any maintenance that can be done to the suppressor itself. Don’t get me wrong . An airgun suppressor is not nearly as subjective to the fowling that an airgun suppressor is by any means. However, why buy something that cannot be maintained either.
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Re: Silencer, Suppressor, Moderator, Lead Dust Collector, You Name It!
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2018, 07:10:09 PM »
Just for $#!ts and giggles, what about a small car vacuum, shop vac with a air hose or something as a reducer? I'm just sitting here half asleep (from being up for a day and a half crab fishing and also the time change) thinking about that. It may not be perfect but would it work enough to able to maintain it at a satisfactory level?

If I'm completely off of my rocker, I can accept that. It's just a thought and something that I'm also curious about. It hasn't been an issue because the my Texan's sile..errrr….dust collector attaches easily. I need to look twice at the Streamline to see what needs to be done down the road for long term maintenance.
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Re: Silencer, Suppressor, Moderator, Lead Dust Collector, You Name It!
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2018, 03:53:24 AM »
Think lead dust.

The size of the particles are what counts. A really good, face mask, hepa filter can strain out down to about .3 microns when it is new. The hepa filter (?) that ShopVac sells for example, is rated at .5 micros, but it doesn't take long before the filter's effectiveness drops drastically (they sort of tell you this in the fine print).

Particles size of contaminants which cause respiratory illnesses are typically in the 1 to 2 micron range, or about the size of LEAD DUST! In relation, harmful bacteria averages 2 microns, talc is about 10, and graphite is about 40.

At my age, it probably doesn't make such difference, but I do wear an enclosed face mask when cleaning my suppressor. And I do it outside!
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Re: Silencer, Suppressor, Moderator, Lead Dust Collector, You Name It!
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2018, 06:44:31 AM »
I use weed wacker line to clean, feeding the line from the breach to the muzzle.  Since the line
is supplied rolled the line will catch on the inside of the silencer.  Problems with the line catching
inside the silences is solved with a soda straw placed inside the silencer.  The straw prevents the
curved weed wacker line from catching on the silencer parts, works well.  A couple of diameters
of soda straws are handy as the straw needs to fit closely to the inside diameter of the silencer.
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