One for the SLR Armourers

PaulinBont

Old-Salt
Just curious, how did you sort out the problem when eejit recruits like me turned up with a broken pull-through having been over-generous (cough) with the 4x2 cleaning cloths and jammed the lint-free up the SLR's spout?

It happened a lot in training apparently, over-zealously cleaning the gat before inspection time :(
 

BratMedic

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Gat porn. :boogie:
 
As were warned not to do this . We were told that if we did it then the Armourer would put you on a charge.

Never having done it The training wing Sgts had a metal rod and big **** of hammer .

But you had to pay them in beers.
 

4(T)

LE
Just curious, how did you sort out the problem when eejit recruits like me turned up with a broken pull-through having been over-generous (cough) with the 4x2 cleaning cloths and jammed the lint-free up the SLR's spout?

It happened a lot in training apparently, over-zealously cleaning the gat before inspection time :(

In the bore its just a matter of using a rod to tap the compacted flannelette out. The bore has a hole at each end of equal size, so the obstruction can be pushed in the appropriate direction to clear it.

The biggie with an SLR was using a too-big bit of 4x2 and getting it stuck in the gas tube. If the pull-through breaks at the front, then the other end is left passing through the much smaller hole at the breach end. This blocks a rod from the arrse end, but means the too-big patch cannot be pushed backwards through the too-small hole.

The latter jam often involved removing the whole gas tube.
 
Just curious, how did you sort out the problem when eejit recruits like me turned up with a broken pull-through having been over-generous (cough) with the 4x2 cleaning cloths and jammed the lint-free up the SLR's spout?
pull through.jpg


This is a pull through.

You will notice that it has a pointed metal end ( weight ) at one end.

The other end is furnished with 2 loops. The loop closest to the weight is for 4 x 2 ( Flannelette ), the loop furthest from the weight and at the extreme end of the rope is for aiding removal of jammed 4 x 2.

The pointed end of the weight is commonly used in the removal of carbon and for stabbing eejit recruits who cannot follow simple instructions ;) ;)
 

ExREME..TECH

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Just curious, how did you sort out the problem when eejit recruits like me turned up with a broken pull-through having been over-generous (cough) with the 4x2 cleaning cloths and jammed the lint-free up the SLR's spout?

It happened a lot in training apparently, over-zealously cleaning the gat before inspection time :(
Tie the pull though to a door handle and put the SLR?
 
I've never heard of it actually being done, but I can remember armourers discussing burning out a jammed pull through. Would that have worked @4(T) or was it bad ju ju?
 

ExREME..TECH

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I've never heard of it actually being done, but I can remember armourers discussing burning out a jammed pull through. Would that have worked @4(T) or was it bad ju ju?
Armourers lie to get more beer
 
Not SLR but A2 in Iraq. I had a pull through snap on me mid pull. Screwed several pistol cleaning rods together and used a hammer to bash it out. Easy
 
I wonder how often the front line troops in WW2 cleaned their LE .303 ?
Every day I'd bet. Remember the butt trap? All the goodies inside.
 
The procedure for removal involved a jar of coffee from the NAAFI is all I remember, maybe Nescafe dissolved pull throughs who knows ?

By coincidence replacing a lost BFA involved a jar of coffee as well and having some one else lumbered with the LSW instead of you.
 
Gimpy pull through which is basically a long metal rod and every section had one in the gimpy cleaning kit.
 
There’s an SLR thread.

This is the RLC forum, the RLC never had anything to do with the Cold War warrior shít weapon.

Go to the REME thread, those poor buggers had to deal with it.
 

PaulinBont

Old-Salt
There’s an SLR thread.

This is the RLC forum, the RLC never had anything to do with the Cold War warrior shít weapon.

Go to the REME thread, those poor buggers had to deal with it.

My mistake due the fog of OD'ing on Herforder: I thought the Armourers were RAOC but REME makes more sense!
 

Ravers

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This problem isn’t unique to SLRs. I’m pleased to say it’s still possible to get a pull through stuck in an SA80, or any other rifle to be honest.

Metal rod and a hammer to fix.

I once saw someone attempt to burn one out with lighter fluid and a rat pack wind proof match.

Surprisingly it didn’t work.
 
This problem isn’t unique to SLRs. I’m pleased to say it’s still possible to get a pull through stuck in an SA80, or any other rifle to be honest.

Metal rod and a hammer to fix.

I once saw someone attempt to burn one out with lighter fluid and a rat pack wind proof match.

Surprisingly it didn’t work.
Quite a regular occurrence in the early 90’s when DS used to provide 7.62 flannelette when firing the L85.
 

Ravers

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Quite a regular occurrence in the early 90’s when DS used to provide 7.62 flannelette when firing the L85.
I managed to get a brand new brush stuck in a 20mm barrel once.

I got caught hammering the ****** out by an Admiral who happened to be onboard at the time.

“I’m not sure the BR says you’re supposed to do it like that shipmate.”
 
In my day we used to take the gat and the sprog to the range and make him put a round through it.













I may just have made that up.
 
In my day we used to take the gat and the sprog to the range and make him put a round through it.













I may just have made that up.
I think in the Museum in Maidstone, they have two weapons on show , one is a WW1 enfield. Seems Tommy was going to shoot the hun , just as the hun shot at tommy, the Huns bullet went down tommys barrel and jammed the working parts.

The other is a Sten I think, sTory with the weapon is that tommys son, tommy jr was shooting at the Huns son in WW2. Fires , weak charge, fired again and again, there are 3 or 4 bullets nose to tail up the barrel.


Both were sectioned so you can see the bullets.
 
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