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Chamber Honing for Stoeger Shotguns

Posted by Team BRM on Mar 19, 2018 10:50:34 AM

Shotgun chambers need a smooth, polished finish so that spent shells eject properly. The bore’s surface may look shiny, but there’s more to chamber honing than the mirror-like finish that meets the eye.

For best results, a shotgun chamber needs a plateau finish with a uniform series of peaks and oil-retaining valleys. This substantially smooth surface finish reduces friction and fouling while promoting optimum lubrication.

Some gun owners have heard of plateau finishing, but the phrase “slicking up” might be better-known. In Slicking up the Stoeger S x S Shotgun Part III, an on-line article about shotgun chamber honing, the owner of a Stoeger Silverado Coach Gun described the power of plateau finishing with Flex-Hone® for Firearms tools. “Those shells will easily come out of the chambers now,” the gunsmith explained.

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AR-15 Chamber Polishing with Flex-Hone® for Firearms Tools

Posted by Team BRM on Jan 15, 2018 10:11:15 AM

GUNS Magazine contains expert articles about firearms selection and performance. Since 1955, readers of this monthly newsstand publication have enjoyed trusted content about the best guns and gun tools. Today, the magazine’s digital version also attracts shooters who want solutions to gun maintenance challenges.   

In an on-line article called AR-15 Building Tools Part II, author Glen Zediker describes some “handy” tools for gun owners who want to build or maintain their own rifles. “I think it’s important to polish the chamber on any AR-15”, Zediker writes. For smoother extractions, he adds, “I like the Flex-Hone tool.”

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Solving Shotgun Extractor Problems with Flex-Hone® for Firearms Tools

Posted by Team BRM on Jan 2, 2018 9:54:32 AM

Members of the Guns group on Reddit exchange information about firearms tools and performance. In a thread called This is the worst gun in my collection, several users cited the Remington Model 870 for shotgun extractor problems.

 “It doesn’t feed right at all,” said one shooter. “The shell gets stuck in the chamber after it’s been fired,” replied another. The M870 is the world’s best-selling shotgun, so these reports might surprise some gun owners. As Flex-Hone® for Firearms users know, however, the solution starts with the surface finish.

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Topics: Firearms Maintenance, flex-hone for firearms

Gun Tools and Knife Tools at SHOT Show

Posted by Team BRM on Jan 16, 2017 10:21:34 AM

If you’re lucky enough to be at SHOT Show this week, there’s a good chance you’ll win big on the tradeshow floor. Each year, members of the shooting, hunting, and firearms industry learn valuable lessons from commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement, and tactical products. By turning their newfound knowledge into profits, SHOT Show participants reap the rewards all year long.

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), a full-line manufacturer of metalworking tools, has the surface finishing solutions that guns owners, firearms manufacturers, and knife makers need. From January 17 to 20, 2017, BRM will be in Booth #1617 at the Sands Expo Center. But even if you’re not in Las Vegas this week, you can still see Flex-Hone® and NamPower technologies for yourself.

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Topics: NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes, Flex-Hone, flex-hone for firearms

Five Gun Maintenance Tips for Flex-Hone® for Firearms Tools

Posted by Team BRM on Jan 3, 2017 10:55:17 AM

For gun maintenance and cleaning, Flex-Hone® for Firearms tools get great results. Made in the USA by Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), these gun tools remove residues, surface imperfections, and machining marks from any type or size of cylinder, slide, chamber, magazine tube, or smooth bore barrel. By improving cylinder surface finish, flexible honing promotes lubrication and reduces fouling, too.

Flex-Hone® for Firearms tools don’t require any special training or instruction, but there’s a right way to use BRM’s gun tools. Here are five gun maintenance tips for shooters who want to target surface finishing success in 2017.

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Shotgun Barrels: Back Boring and Flexible Honing

Posted by Team BRM on Jun 19, 2016 5:10:45 AM

Back boring a shotgun barrel increases the size of the bore relative to the constriction of the choke for a tighter shot pattern. For hunters, target shooters, and other shotgun owners, denser patterns and larger pellets can support longer shots and greater accuracy. Back boring a shotgun can also reduce recoil, which means less intense blows to a shooter’s shoulder.

Removing the right amount of material with a back bore reamer is important, but experienced gunsmiths also understand the value of an optimal surface finish. That’s why they use Flex-Hone® tools for shotgun barrels from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM). Flex-Hone® for Firearms tools impart a smooth, polished finish while promoting optimum lubrication and resistance to corrosion, resistance and fouling.

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Gun Maintenance: Flexible Honing for Revolver Chambers

Posted by Team BRM on May 1, 2016 12:38:23 PM

Gun owners like revolvers because they’re efficient, reliable, and don’t use magazines. Without proper firearms maintenance, however, performance-related issues may occur. If the surface finish of revolver chambers is too rough, fired cases can be difficult to extract. Surface finishes with pits or scratches can also allow residues or moisture to collect, which may impede extractions or lead to cylinder rusting.

These gun maintenance challenges don’t just affect used revolvers, however. Reaming the cylinder chambers on a new handgun can leave tooling marks that contribute to surface roughness. Fortunately, there’s a Made in the USA gun tool that's right for gunsmiths and firearms manufacturers alike. The Flex-Hone® for Firearms imparts a smooth, polished, final finish that’s ideal for revolver chambers.

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Flexible Honing for Rifle Chambers

Posted by Team BRM on Apr 3, 2016 2:27:22 PM

Two success stories show why gunsmiths like Flex-Hone® for Rifles tools.  

Hunters, target shooters, and military and law enforcement personnel use a variety of tools for cleaning rifle chambers. Some gun owners use a bore brush or a bore snake. Others wrap a cleaning patch around a gun brush. No matter which method they use, shooters would rather spend time in the woods or at the range than on routine gun cleaning tasks. That’s why the Flex-Hone® for Firearms from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) includes Flex-Hone® tools for rifle chambers.

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Gun Tools for Shotgun Barrels Reduce Fouling, Speed Cleaning

Posted by Team BRM on Mar 14, 2016 7:06:33 AM

Shotgun barrels need a smooth, clean, oil-retaining finish that resists corrosion and wear, reduces fouling, and promotes a consistent shot pattern. So how can shotgun owners tell if the bores of their long guns have an optimal surface finish? For starters, it’s important to remember that looks can be deceiving. If you hold a shotgun barrel up to the light, much of what you’ll see is the light’s reflection rather than the actual surface of the bore.

Fortunately, maintaining shotgun barrels can be easier than trying to tell where the reflection ends and the gun metal begins. In How to Smooth Up a Shotgun Bore, a gunsmithing article in The Shooting Times, Reid Coffield describes the benefits of flexible honing. Coffield also explains how to use Flex-Hone® for Firearms tools. Made in the USA by Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), these easy-to-use gun tools are built to solve surface finishing challenges.

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How to Finish and Polish Shotgun Bores

Posted by Heather Jones on Jan 23, 2016 1:07:15 PM

Are the bores of your shotguns hiding something? They may look bright and shiny, but appearances can be deceiving. When you visually inspect shotgun bores, the brightness that you see could just be the glare from reflected light. Small pits and tiny scratches can be difficult to detect, but these surface finish irregularities can cause moisture to collect, which can lead to rusting.  

Shotgun bores with rougher areas can also accumulate fouling from carbon, lead, or plastic. If this fouling becomes severe enough, higher pressures and even patterning problems may result. New shotguns need a clean, smooth surface finish, too. If the bores of your long guns have tooling or machining marks, plastic from the shot cup could scrape off and build up with each successive shot.

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Topics: flex-hone for firearms, shotguns