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Turkish cleaning rods repost

#1 Post by 72 usmc » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:41 pm

Candyman's started a post about Turkish Mauser cleaning rods and I also entered some of mine. The Gunny started this post on 10 Dec. 2014. It was a nice photographic record of the variations in Turk Mauser cleaning rods. I am reconstructing this post from the old SRF forum. Some modifications occur do to lost photos, deleted comments, and deleted links to other forums. As always on this new forum format if you see little outlined white boxes: click one one and "poof" all the pictures appear. :lol:
:snooty: :think: Note: there is a corruption from the original post showing up in the highlighted word "cleaning rods" Its a bad link- ignore it. I could not get rid of it. :|

So here we go..... :mrgreen:
Last week in kdwright5407's post NEW TURK, we got a little off topic about Turkish cleaning rods.
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So, I thought I would start a post to address the different cleaning rod tips.
When it comes to Turkish Mausers, you will find that there are many types of tips on the cleaning rods. Some are nice some crude and some are just ugly. Some are steel and some are made of brass.
Here are some that are on a few of my (Candyman) rifles.
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Re: Turkish cleaning rods repost

#2 Post by 72 usmc » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:45 pm

Here are a few more of Candyman's Turk Mauser cleaning rods. This is broken up into sections of 5 photos each and are attached into the forum.
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#3 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:47 am

So I gave up trying to copy sections as seen in the original post. Here are some of my Turk Mauser cleaning rods. The first is a 1943 Turk Mauser in a Swedish Stock with a stock disc as a rack number and Turk moon stamp cartouche. This one has a Swedish cleaning rod, but the end band is Turk. All the other metal is Turk.
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Re: Turkish cleaning rods repost

#4 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:03 am

Here are some more rifles--all normal Turk mausers:
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#5 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:08 am

Then we have the all brass rods in some Turks:
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#6 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:16 am

Then we got some of the brass rod but a steel head:
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And some more of the brass rods with steel heads, one would think there are more steel rods for strength that just have a brass head.
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#7 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:22 am

Here are some common all steel rods. These are what I generally see on most Turkish Mausers. A nice strong rod.
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#8 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:23 am

some of the old comments here.....

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Look close at this pic.
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It's the 2nd pic in my original post. This is a rod I made. I had my neighbor make the tip and I use some 1/4 brass stock for the rod.
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I guess I should add this and indicate most 98 style cleaning rods ( fit the Turkish Model 1893 1903 and M38). Turk rods measure 27.5 inches give or take a quarter of an inch. Treads are not a normal metric die size: the pitch is different????? So a normal US die will not clean up the threads.
So be sure the threaded end is good if you want it to screw into your Turk. Be sure the threads are not damaged, look it over. Damaged/buggered-up rod threads will not screw into a good nut. If it does not start turning into the nut, you may also have incorrect threads. :roll: :arrow: Or your ROD NUT is filled or damaged. Some Turk rifles have dirt in the rod nut threaded hole, so you may have to make a special cleaning rod tool from a smaller diameter long brass rod and put a hammered flat tip on its end. Kind of like making a super long, 30-35inch, thin screwdriver as a digging tool. Be sure that its diameter is smaller than the nut hole so you can use oil and a back & forth screw-driver motion to dig out and sort of screw out the dirt without messing up the rod nut threads, (hence a soft brass rod) or pull the rod nut from the stock and clean out the rod chamber. It seems most Turkish Mausers at gun shows are missing the rod--- these are the ones that may have a ton of dirt/mud in the cleaning rod channel & rod nut.
There are many different models of Turked cleaning rods; a Turk Gew 88 is a different rod type. See htm http://www.turkmauser.com/models.aspx

So back to more photos of Turk rods....... Got any to add to this reconstructed post?
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Re: Turkish cleaning rods repost

#9 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:49 am

We need some examples of Turk cleaning rods with a steel rod, but that have a brass tip. Please post some nice originals if you have an example.
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#10 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:11 pm

No one has an example of a Turkish steel rod with a brass head??? :pray: :pray: :pray: :roll:
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#11 Post by wjh » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:39 am

I've got one with a brass head on a steel rod; however, the steel rod is rather short and not threaded for the rifle nut.
It's just stuck in the hole via friction which works because it is not that straight. LOL
The bore is so worn out, not much to clean anyway.

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#12 Post by INGarand » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:51 pm

I find it amazing so many Turk rifles don't have their cleaning rods, since they screw in, it would seem that they would retain them. I did find an original rod for one of mine missing the rod. Love them Turks!

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