So I’ve discovered the joys of cleaning black powder
Pulled the bolt (block?) out, that’s the punch set and plank of wood (aka the bench block LOL) in the bottom photo.
Hung the old girl above a bucket (that’s the dowel).
Gave it a boiling water enema.
…then scrub, scrub, scrub.
I had to wrap some bore scrubbing thingy around a 45 caliber brush, because I forgot to buy one. Just ordered a 20ga brush. And oiled the heck out of it.
I hate blackpowder! Also, now I want a muzzle loader (my line has shifted after shooting one). I’d like a short carbine version (for extra tacticooleness). I know, I have a problem (not enough pew pew). There’s just so many to shoot and try LOL