BRM Announces How to Select Flexible Hones for Long Guns; Technical Resources Explain How to Select Gun Tools for Polishing and Surface Finishing Shotguns and Rifles

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Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), American-owned maker of gun tools, announces resources for gunsmiths, gun owners, and the firearms industry that explain how to select flexible hones for cleaning and maintaining long guns. BRM’s Flex-Hone® for Firearms video complements downloadable brochure and new on-line article about how to choose gun tools for shotguns and rifles.

Flex-Hone® for Firearms for rifles and shotguns

Flex-Hone® for Firearms for rifles and shotguns

Trusted by professional gunsmiths and the firearms industry, BRM brush tools are also preferred by members of the shooting, hunting, and outdoor trade (SHOT) industry.

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), maker of flexible hones and industrial brushes, is announcing resources that show gunsmiths, gun owners, and the firearms industry how to select BRM gun tools for rifles and shotguns. The Flex-Hone® for Firearms is used to finish and polish shotguns and rifles as well as handguns and paintball guns. Suitable for any smooth bore, these brush tools are ideal for any type or size barrel, cylinder, chamber, slide, or magazine tube.

Trusted by professional gunsmiths and the firearms industry, BRM brush tools are also preferred by members of the shooting, hunting, and outdoor trade (SHOT) industry because flexible hones are easy-to-use, as this video explains. A member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), BRM is at SHOT Show 2014 this week in in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit BRM in Booth #4447 from January 14 to 17.

Gun Tool Selection

Selecting the right Flex-Hone® for a shotgun or rifle is an easy task when buyers understand how BRM gun tools are arranged on the company’s website. Both the Flex-Hone® for Shotguns and the Flex-Hone® for Rifles are specified by tool type, abrasive type, and grit selection. Dropdown boxes for these parameters let customers select gun tools on-line, and then add them to a virtual shopping cart.

When selecting Flex-Hone® tools for long guns, first specify the gauge (GA), caliber (CAL), and/or model weapon with the which the BRM gun tool will be used. Next, select the abrasive type and grit. As a new on-line article explains, choose aluminum oxide (AO) for finer finishing, polishing, and cleaning. Choose silicon carbide (SC) for removing tool marks, oxidation, and corrosion.

Grit selection is important to consider. For working on pitting, oxidation and corrosion, choose 180 grit. Gun tools with 800 grit are recommended for a final finish. Many gunsmiths need something between 180 grit and 800 grit, however, so BRM also offers 400 grit. As a rule, the lower the grit, the coarser and more aggressive the Flex-Hone® for Firearms.

Flex-Hone® Tools for Shotguns and Rifles

BRM offers three types of Flex-Hone® tools for shotguns: barrel hones, chamber hones, and forcing cone hones. Flexible hones for shotgun barrels feature a protective shrink tube coating on the stem wire to protect the barrel. Shotgun chamber hones have a 3” abrasive part and 12” overall length (OAL). With forcing cone hones, the abrasive part of the gun tool is 1-5/8” and the OAL is 10.”

As the Flex-Hone® for Firearms brochure explains, rifle hones remove residues, surface imperfections, and machining marks while imparting a wear-resistant finish. Available in SC abrasive, these gun tools have a 1-5/8” abrasive part and come in OALs of 6”, 8”, 12”, and 14”. Shooters, hunters and outdoor trade industry (SHOT) members can select the Flex-Hone® for Rifles for specific calibers and models.

About Brush Research Manufacturing

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), makers of flexible honing tools and industrial brushes, is located in Los Angeles, California. For 55 years, BRM has been solving difficult finishing problems with brushing technology. BRM’s Flex-Hone® tool is the standard against which all other surface finishing solutions are compared.

Media Contact:

Heather Jones
Director of Marketing
Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc.
4642 Floral Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90022

For Immediate Release:
Ph: (323) 261-2193

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