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Melted mag follower...frustrated

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by sprayswithaks, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. sprayswithaks


    Apr 20, 2011
    It's all my fault, i was being an idiot:steamed:

    I completely disassembled my rem 870 and proceeded to spray everything down with brake cleaner...except i forgot to remove the follower. So now i have a half melted follower and a mag tube with the inside covered in now hardened plastic chunks...

    Anyone know where i can get a new follower? Also how would one remove the crap from inside the mag tube? Finish it off with brake cleaner until it all melts away?

    I hate cheap plastic garbage....
  2. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

    Jan 25, 2008
    Clarksville, Tn.
    Probably clean with bore brush of same gauge. Check Brownell's for replacement. :supergrin:

  3. sprayswithaks


    Apr 20, 2011
    It's a 12 gauge, i used my 12 gauge bore brush but the mag tube it bigger, the brush doesnt contact the sides
  4. aippi


    Jun 12, 2009
    Punch it out with a wooden dowel. The wrap that dowel with steel wool and put it in a drill and polish out the mag tube. You can see this rod on on the red link "Install and Cleaning"

    I use Cyclo Parts and Break Cleaner by the case and have never damaged any part. Not sure what you may have used to melt a follower but want to know what brand.
  5. sprayswithaks


    Apr 20, 2011
    Thanks, i'll give that a shot. It was napa brake parts cleaner in a blue can.
  6. old fashioned way is to take a 12 guage brush and wrap it with copper choire boy scrubbing pad. Another way is to put a patch on an old brush and use that.
  7. Rob72


    Jan 25, 2005
    OKC, OK
    Get a stainless or aluminum follower. At the least, get the Wilson/SGT "limey" (big green synthetic). Remington factory followers are prone to splitting, dissolving, and general failure.