Originally Posted by howlnmad
With the breech plug out now and it not being cleaned for a year, how does that end of the barrel look?
Surprisingly, it looked fairly good (not as bad as I was expecting).
The threads of the plug and the threads of the barrel had a goodly amount of "CRUD" on them but with some good solvent and brushing, I think I got about 99% of it off - just some very minor pitting left on the plug.
The riflings of the barrel look just like new.
P.S. - I guarantee that the plug will get a liberal supply of anti-seize lube before being installed - at least as long as I own the rifle.