Had Chuck do 2 M1917's for me. As to cleaning the bore, wait until Momma ain't home. Heat up a bucket of water on the stove then take it outside; shoot some dish soap down the bore, stick the stripped rifle barrel in muzzle down. Start scrubbing. Let the hot water and soap do the work.
Hope your barrel turns out better than mine. Both were HEAVILY pitted from shooting corrosive primered blanks. Rounds were keyholeing at 25 yards!
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