16ga.com Forum Index
Author Message
<  16ga. General Discussion  ~  Stuff in barrel port?
AmericanMeet
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:05 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 26 Apr 2010
Posts: 2954
Location: NCWa

I have no experience with shotgun barrels that have gas ports (my selection being breaks, pumps & long recoil actions). Reading the topic about removing petals from plastic wads, resulting in lead being scuffed onto the barrel got me to wondering. Cleaning the barrel is enough of a chore but what about the port into the gas system? Does the gas system become a trap for whatever is sliding along the interior of the barrel? Are the guns designed to provide accessibility to the gas system so that "the butler" can remedy the situation?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
skeettx
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:20 am  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 15 Apr 2007
Posts: 7626
Location: Amarillo, Texas

No issues,

I use a pin vice and proper sized numbered drill bit.
Also, they sell a gas port pin punch tool for cleaning the port.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbx3THIquEc
Easy, easy
Mike

_________________
,
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Dave In AZ
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:44 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 13 Oct 2015
Posts: 237

I just use a pipe cleaner, works great.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:58 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 17 Mar 2017
Posts: 421
Location: Endless Mountains of Pa

Gentlemen,

To avoid the problem , own and shoot a good L.C. Smith Double Gun!

Having very few stack barrel guns I simply use a pipe cleaner.

Pine Creek/Dave

_________________
"L.C. Smith America's Best" - John Houchins
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dogchaser37
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:33 am  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 08 Aug 2011
Posts: 1777
Location: Central CT

I shoot a 16 Gauge 1100 and I do take a slightly undersized drill bit and clean the junk out of the ports that operate the gas system. However I have never had the ports gather anything but burned powder residue. No plastic or lead ever.

_________________
Mark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jswanson
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:05 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 03 Feb 2008
Posts: 744
Location: Adirondak Mtns

Had some experience with a Ruger 44 carbine. If you used Jacketed ammo no problems. If you used lead ammo the ports would clog and the action wouldn't cycle after just a few rounds. Wouldn't function regardless of ammo used until cleaned.What a pain.

However, no problems with our 1100's or 1187. They just don't like the Winchester promo's as found in the 100 round offerings from wally world. They consistantly fail to cycle. Everything else we try works fine. Doesn't seem to be an issue with the ports though. One doesn't cycle load up a different brand and away she goes.

_________________
Interested in older US made SxS and upland hunting. New to reloading shot shells and looking for info and advice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DanLee
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:24 am  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 15 Mar 2007
Posts: 496
Location: Virginia

I've never cleaned the gas ports on my 1100s and A303s. They seem to be self-cleaning with thousands of pounds of hot gas pressure blowing through them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jswanson
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 4:52 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 03 Feb 2008
Posts: 744
Location: Adirondak Mtns

I've cleaned ours but not due to a malfunction just as a matter of maintenance. I say ours as they aren't mine but my wife and sons. If I shoot an auto it my sweet 16.

js Very Happy

_________________
Interested in older US made SxS and upland hunting. New to reloading shot shells and looking for info and advice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sneem
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:43 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Posts: 432

On my Beretta I usually just take a can of gun scrubber and using the thin plastic straw just blast a little of that into the internal gas ports every now and then. No issues.

_________________
Many places remain undiscovered. Some because no one has ever been there. Others because no one has ever come back.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
All times are GMT - 7 Hours

View next topic
View previous topic
Page 1 of 1
16ga.com Forum Index  ~  16ga. General Discussion

Post new topic   Reply to topic


 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum




Powered by phpBB and NoseBleed v1.09