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  • Field Cleaning Implements for 1861 Springfield

    Good morning everyone,

    New to the forums. I did a search but still can't come up with a clear answer to my question. I'm looking for a few items in order to field clean my 1861 Springfield. I really like the advice I saw on Blockade Runner's YouTube video. I'm going to try the peroxide, alcohol, and cleaner combo at Stones River. However, I am at a loss trying to find a patch jag for a .58 caliber bore. I see several kits on different sutlers' websites, and the all say "jag not included". I have a jag for a .22, but I figured I need something to fit the bore better.

    Also, looking for a worm in case I get a patch lost down in the barrel. Lastly, what are your thoughts on a fouling scraper? Do these work well? https://muzzleloadingandmore.com/pro...-scraper-8-32/

    Thanks in advance!!

    Sam Chappell
    Sam Chappell

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    Hi Sam,
    I would try to visit a Civil War relic show to try and fit a wiper to your ramrod. Unless you have an urge to begin collecting multipl of the wiper, you may have a hard time finding something that will thread onto your ramrod. The wiper will be the most important piece in cleaning your musket in the field. A combination tool will be #2.
    Mark Krausz
    William L. Campbell
    Prodigal Sons Mess of Co. B 36th IL Inf.
    Old Northwest Volunteers
    Agents Campbell and Pelican's Military Goods

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    • #3
      S & S Firearms in New York is a great place to go to for implements. I've found Authentic and original items for my Springfield.
      Mickey Holding

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      • #4
        All you need for cleaning is a worm, some tow, a screwdriver/wrench tool, and plenty of water. I like the British tool because it hold a little oil. If you never use jags and patches, you will never have a stuck rammer.
        David Stone

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        • #5
          You said, "field cleaning," so as has already been mentioned above you are talking the very basics. Water, worm, screwdriver/wrench tool/etc. Peroxide and alcohol would not be authentic field cleaning practices. Check out the below link. There are many more like it on the forum.

          https://www.authentic-campaigner.com...ning-my-weapon
          Jason Brown
          Mess No. 1

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