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    How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    I try to be very careful with all muzzle crowns. But pistols present a special problem. I'm always careful when pushing a rod attachment past the muzzle crown, but especially with .22 pistols and .22 caliber rods, attachments don't always fit flush and so there is a flange that might nick the muzzle crown

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    Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    Push the rod in from the other end

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    Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    What he said, but if you use all brass or copper cleaning attachments you won't have a problem.

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    Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    I use my crappy plastic Glock rods for my revolver barrels since you can't go in from the cylinder side and don't have any issues

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    Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    I push from the chamber end only, removing the brush before pulling the rod out.
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    Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    I'm just careful. I obsess about my rifle crowns. Not so much with the pistols.

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    Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    John, I also use the crappy Glock plastic rod to clean my pistols and like phm, the method employ most of the time with pistol crowns is to just be careful.

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    Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    If the crown does get a slight nick or ding, will it hurt anything to give it a slight chamfer to clean it up?
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    Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    It depends on how slight and how accurately you do it.
    You're a machinist if I remember correctly? Check out Pacific Tool & Gauge for crown tools. Get a generic 11* cutter with interchangeable pilots and make your own pilots as needed. They also have a piloted 45* if I remember correctly.

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    Re: How do you protect the muzzle crown from damage when cleaning your pistols?

    On several of my firearms I have had the crown inverted which helps prevent damage. When I have custom work done on a handgun like my Redhawk and SP101 it is one of the things I have done. Other than that all brass rods and attachments no stainless.

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