of satisfied Customers.
- Dealers and individuals have made hundreds of dollars on just one package
from adding value by cleaning.
- Many Police Department are satisfied
- Cast Bullet Association recommends Frontier Metal Cleaner.
- Skeeter Skelton said, "Try Frontier Metal Cleaner on dirty bores."
- Elmer Keith said, "It quickly removes barrel leading."
- Smith N' Jones said, "...was amazed at how well it removed the rust."
- See cruffler.com site dedicated to the needs of the firearms historian, collector and enthusiasts review on Big 45 Frontier Metal Cleaner
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This Blog "WHEN IT'S REAL DIRTY" is from Clapp on Handguns from American Rifleman 8/9/2012.
This article is from Shoot! Magazine, Nov-Dec. 2005 issue.
Saddle Bags - Product reviews by Smith N' Jones
Frontier Big 45 Metal Cleaner
The Big 45 Frontier Gun Shop in Sioux Falls, SD is producing a metal cleaning
pad, much like the one your mom used to scour the pots and pans. It is made
from a special metal alloy that is designed to remove rust, corrosion, and
other crud from metal surfaces right down to the original surface finish,
without harming that surface. This includes the fine blueing and browning.
The cleaning pad is to be used as you would ordinary steel wool but it works
better and faster and will not harm the finish. The Big 45 Frontier Metal
Cleaner is not recommended for use on cold blued surfaces, anodized
aluminum, or brass. I used one of the metal cleaner pads on an old, badly
rusted shotgun barrel and action and I was amazed at how well it removed the
rust. While there was a lot of deeper rust pitted in places, the pad removed
the surface rust from the blueing and indeed, did not remove the blueing
itself. It looked like a great product that every shooter should keep in his
gun cleaning box. For more information call toll free 800-342-1548. (PO Box
90947, Sioux Falls, SD 57109)
This article is Copyright 2005 Shoot! Magazine.
This article appeared in Shooting Times, November 1977.
Hipshots by Skeeter Skelton
Try Frontier Metal Cleaner on dirty bores.
Bill Nelson, owner of the Big 45 Frontier Gun Shop (PO Box 90947, Sioux
Falls, SD 57109), has a new product to sell, and he has pretty well convinced
that it's a good one. Called Frontier Metal Cleaner, the stuff resembles
steel lathe shavings or perhaps very course steel wool.
I must admit that I was somewhat skeptical about his claim for it. Among
other statements, he wrote, It will clean bores faster than anything
on the market. I have found that Ruger .357s after shooting a box of
Super X ammo
will be leaded so bad you can hardly see the rifling. Normally this lead
will be completely removed in less than a minute.
Anyone who has spent a few hours trying to scrub out the lead deposits
of 50 rounds of factory, plainbased, lead .357 loads from the bore of
their favorite six gun, Ruger or otherwise, would then indeed consider
the Frontier method worthy of trial.
I don't shoot plainbased lead bullets at high velocities in my .357 guns
because it is a fact that they lead barrels to an unacceptable degree.
test the new metal cleaner, I implemented an old, rusty 12 gauge shotgun
barrel sent by Nelson. He said it had stood out in the elements for a
year. There was a light brown coat of rust all along its exterior. The
dark and forbidding.
As a sort of countertest, I first attempted to clean the bore with solvent
and a regular 12 gauge brass brush. After a thorough scrubbing, a good
deal of rust remained. Then I employed a brush wrapped (perhaps 'imbedded'
word) with strands of the metal cleaner. About six passes with the dry
brush and cleaner left the bore brilliantly clean and bright.
I then used the dry brush on the exterior rust, without any sort of
lubricant. It removed the rust, and what original blue had remained before
the rusting process was still there, as evidenced by a comparison with
unrusted blued surfaces on the barrel.
Getting interested. I took down an almost mint 1903 Springfield. I say
'almost mint' because while the exterior is near new, the bore is dark.
Undoubtedly some previous owner left it uncleaned after firing corrosive
GI ammunition in it. I am attached to the old gun and have scrubbed the
hell out of the bore on numerous occasions. It remained a bit cruddy.
Wrapping strands of the Frontier metal cleaner around a .30 caliber brush.
passes through the bore. It became shiny, the lands and grooves looked
sharp, and a few pits, which no cleaner will remove, showed in the grooves.
The question arises whether extensive use of the material will wear or
otherwise damage the bore. Bill Nelson assures me that it won't. The
metal shavings, if they may be called that, are stated to be an alloy
of stainless steel, nickel silver, Monel, and zinc.
Nelson states, ...with the Metal Cleaner you are putting dozens of
cutting edges to work at the same time. It will normally take everything
the surface (rust, dirt, paint, shellac, etc.) without harm to the original
surface. Just follow the instructions and don't be afraid to lean into
it. I take care of my guns, and very seldom have a cleaning problem that
requires the use of an aid like the Frontier Metal Cleaner. But, I would
use it infrequently and not have to worry about it causing bore wear.
Nelson also recommends his cleaner for use on loading dies and bullet
This article is Copyright 1977 Shooting Times Magazine.