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Does any one know of a bore guide that will fit an 1895 and allow cleaning from the breech end?
I just bought one from Brownell's and am not happy with the way it would work.I would have to remove the bore guide on just about every stroke of the cleaning rod.
 

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I never had use for a bore guide. I don't ever think i would wear out the crown as much as i shoot my 45-70. I don't clean it daily.
 

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I never really saw the need of a bore guide it you just use a little care and the right tools. Don't use metal rods or metal jags. The best cleaning job you can get and probably the safest is with a bore snake. It actually covers more of the surface of the bore than any patch will.
 

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I've only used a bore guide once, in the entire time I've been involved in the shooting sports!

For me, a Dewey rod and brass jag are great for pushing patches through the bore from the breech end.
Bronze bore brushes, only! NO stainless steel. Using a nylon/plastic bore brush is like using nothing, to me.
For field use, I have an "Otis" cleaning kit that works really well. I've not used the "Bore Snake" yet. A hunting buddy swears by them.

If you're concerned with getting solvent/powder/grit into the bottom of the action on your Marlin(s), turn the rifle upside-down and don't use so much solvent. Also tipping the muzzle end downward helps keep unwanted solvent/gunk out of the action.
(Remove patch/brush from rod after it comes out of the muzzle. Never draw the patch/brush back through the bore.)
 

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Since the bolt is so easy to take out of the Marlin I just clean from the receiver end. However, for revolvers, this is a little hard to do. My brother recommended using a 12 ga shotshell with the primer removed to fit over the end of the barrel and act as a guide. Haven't tried it yet so YMMV.
 

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Otis system for basic bore cleaning from breech. Been using for a couple years now. I really like it.
 

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brassloader said:
Does any one know of a bore guide that will fit an 1895 and allow cleaning from the breech end?
I just bought one from Brownell's and am not happy with the way it would work.I would have to remove the bore guide on just about every stroke of the cleaning rod.
I have a few brass bore guides (look like solid little cones) that I use to clean Marlin leaver actions from the breach (including an 1895) that are just your generic bore guides. Had them so long that I don't remember where I bought them.

They fit right into the rear opening of the frame where the bolt comes out and keep the rod straight and alligned to prevent it touching the throat of the rifling. They stay on the rod all the time and usually the jag is larger than the rod diameter which keeps them from sliding off and loosing them. They were pretty inexpensive, couple of bucks each or something like that.
 
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