A couple days ago after shooting my Pedersoli 1861 Springfield rifle I was cleaning it and the cleaning brush got stuck and pulled out of the rod . Have tried to screw it back on , fish it out with a small hook , tried a 45-70 shell tied to string , air compressor and putting some black powder in threw nipple . Shooting it out may have worked but not sure . Using a bore light I can not tell if it is out our not . The original ram rod pings when I drop it down the barrel and about 3" of the rod is left sticking out . Can anyone tell me if that matches their rifle. I use a longer ram rod when shooting and cleaning . And I know I should have the rod marked or something and I will after this !!! I just want to be sure before loading and shooting it again . Any help will be great .