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Old 08-30-2015, 08:18 PM
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So I have a Thompson Center Omega Z5 muzzleloader which hasn't been shot in years. I unscrewed the breech plug today to check and clean it. Turns out it was loaded from a trip a few years ago and the powder that was packed in came out.

I cleaned all of the powder out and I can't for the life of me push the bullet out the front of the barrel now. I tried with the ram rod.

Also, the flash hole in the breech plug is clogged and I think I will need a new one. Any clue as to where I could find this piece? EDIT: found it, will order a new one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated on how to remove this bullet.

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Old 08-30-2015, 08:56 PM
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They make bullet removal tools to pull the sabot from the end of the barrel. That may be worth a try. You can also soak the breech plug in solvent and it should clean up.
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Get a wooden dowel from the hardware store to drive it out with.
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Rubber mallet and wood dowel.
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Sabot or patched ball should work the same soak with solvent first

Brass rod with a cupped end as a last resort

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Rubber mallet and wood dowel.
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Warm soapy water will clean all the gun power out and help to loosen the bullet for driving it out with a dowel.
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Try Big Al.

No. Wait. He's the WHITE powder expert?!

As you were...
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pour some mercury in. It will dissolve the lead if you can find any
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Originally Posted by termite View Post
pour some mercury in. It will dissolve the lead if you can find any
How about getting a cheap thermometer and scrounge the mercury out of that?
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Put her in a vise, load her back up, hook string to trigger, back way up and pull.
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I would think black power left in that long would ruin the barrel.
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Shaq is correct. quick and low effort. Don't really need the string, that barrel is strong.
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Ok.. Mercury is toxic and extremely difficult and expensive to clean up and it easily spreads all over your house. Ill trust this was a joking suggestion..

The Thompson is a break open type model or a screw out breach right? Drive the bullet back towards the receiver. And yes, as previously mentioned a dowel of as large as will fit in the barrel and mallet.

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