The original bore-snake?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by lklawson, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    I was perusing some antique gun publications over break and came across these intriguing forerunners of the modern bore-snake:

    Marble's Anti-Rust Rope and Marbles Field Cleaner

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     

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  2. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    I wish bore snakes still cost only $1.
     

  3. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

  4. So Lawson you think that rope will hold up to use now?
    If you get one let me know
    I'm sick of paying $15 for a bore snake. And resort to forcing a .45 through my .410 and .30 cal. Through my .380
     
  5. Think1st

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    I wouldn't use something like that. It would have to go into a display.
     
  6. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    It might or it might not. It's made of a natural fiber, probably cotton at a guess.

    There are about 1,000 different things which might have happened over the years, or been deliberately done during manufacture and packaging, which could have caused the fibers to degrade.

    It's like your great-grand-dad's classic Levi jeans jacket. A lot of them are still in great condition and could still be worn. Some, not so much. :)

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  7. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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