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while I was cleaning a muzzle loader, the wire brush broke free and is now stuck in the barrel.

The rifle is a side lock, so i cant just push it out from the other end.

Any ideas?
 

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And of cause it at the bottom.
Is it a wire or nylon brush.
 

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Try retreading the brush back onto the rod.

Failing that, you need to attach a corkscrew to a cleaning rod.

What are the brush bristles made of? Nitric acid should dissolve them if brass or copper.
interesting! it's brass.
 

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A sturdy fishhook snaked past the wire brush and then turned and pulled back against the meatier part of the brush?
(Pull back out with steel fishing line attached to the hook.)

Can always cut it down to be a pistol? (chuckle)
 

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I GOT IT OUT!!!! i used a thin wall brass tubing that's just a tad smaller than the bore diameter, hammered it over the brush bristle and got the whole thing out. I AM SO relieved.
 

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Get what is called a worm, Its a brass plug with a couple pieces of heavy wire on it to retrieve lost patches, midway or Brownells has them...They also make one with a wood screw on it to unload your rifle is needed....
 

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So was it a metal brush or nylon
 

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So was it a metal brush or nylon
metal, it was brass. i got it with a thin wall brass tubing. i just hammered it over the bristle and was able to pull it out of there
 

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metal, it was brass. i got it with a thin wall brass tubing. i just hammered it over the bristle and was able to pull it out of there
Thanks for the tip, I learned something good today.
 
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