Ahum... I thought I am the only dummy who got his bullet stuck, thats why I didnt tell ya.
Seriously, what I do is to follow the advices from all you good people here.
The main ingredient is WD40 and patience.
You wouldn't believe how many times I want to just drill the damned bullet out, or just knock it out forcibly with a fitting dowel.
But at the end, I just grin and bear it and let the oil do its work.
As I remember, the sequences are as follow:
- Fill the barrel with WD40 from breech end
- Plug the barrel with a dowel with rubber rings on it in the chamber area and sort of create some pressure on the oil by rigging a few rubber bands to the dowel.
- Stand the barrel muzzle down on a tin can
checked the other end of the barrel and notice some slight smear of oil passed through the bullet. Add a bit of oil and re pressurize the barrel by adding a few more rubber bands
Noticed that the dowel "sinks" onto the breech - checked and saw that around the bullet there are DEFINITELY droplets of oil.
The tin can on the muzzle definitely have a layer of oil on it.
Add oil and again re-pressurise.
Day 10 or was it 11?
The "D" day...
Using a dowel (brass .300 dia) I push the bullet from breech end.
I thought I would tap the rod with a mallet once its connected, but first, I would give it a hard shove just for luck.
Wouldnt you know.. I am lucky.. I could feel the bullet move not very far though..
so after about 50 - 10mm of movement, I ended up tapping it our all the way.
It took over a week but I am happy..
I use a bore light and peers into the barrel -
As far as I could see, there is no mark on it.