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Dirty Rails have Met Their Match: The CALBICO Channel Cleaning Tool

tool collage72Sometimes a tool comes along that is just too useful to ignore. David Calbi’s Model F1 Channel Cleaning Tool is the perfect example.

It is made from some type of re-enforced polymer that seems impervious to any of the harsh firearm cleaning chemicals we tested it against over the last few weeks. Each end is cut to a different dimension (.040″ and .100″) to match the different recesses and nooks so common on semi-automatic firearms. Unlike steel dental picks which are commonly used to clean these areas, the polymer F1 will not harm finishes nor leave scars on metal surfaces.

The Channel Cleaning Tool is simple, robust, light-weight and cleverly designed to do the job. Take a look at www.calbico.com for more information on the tool and how to purchase it online. We’re mighty impressed with it here.

Designed to fit rails while holding a patch, the Calbico Tool makes an easy job of cleaning a 1911.

Designed to fit rails while holding a patch, the Calbico Tool makes an easy job of cleaning a 1911.

 

Lugs are always a tough-to-reach spot on a 1911.

Lugs are always a tough-to-reach spot on a 1911.

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