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    Again...with the different...

    This is a new one for me. I was cleaning my 6.5 Swede today, it's been almost 2 weeks since I shot it last and ran 40 rounds through it. Every cleaning patch I put through came out green or......green-ish instead of the usual black/grey color. Odd, since it's never happened before and I used the same solvent, oil and patches as always. Also, the ammo I last shot is the exact same as I've always used. There's no corrosion in the barrel and even if there was, that's not the color I should be seein'. I cleaned two pistols at the same sitting and all their patches were black/grey. Any ideas? ...could it be Russians or aliens?! With the green......I'm thinkin' maybe leprechauns.
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    It could be verdigris from trace amounts of brass/copper.
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    1st guess copper fouled

    2nd guess corrosive primer

    Both are just a “wag”
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    From the color, the copper jackets were my first thought but I dismissed it due to always using the same brand & type shells but never seeing this before. However, the 40 shots previous came from 3 different boxes, possibly purchased from three different sources at three different times so there could be a difference in the lots. I finished off a "Crudoe" of half a box, then went through a whole new box and was havin' such a good time, shot half of another new box. It was well cleaned after the outing before this, though I was slightly heavier on the barrel oil since I didn't figure there'd be a chance to shoot it for several months. Therefore, I ran a dry patch and mop through it before taking it out so the barrel should've been damned near sterile. It's not a big deal, just has me curious as it's never come up before. This rifle is my main squeeze, though so stuff like this gets my attention. It's an '03 but according to the armory pie plate, the barrel is graded as "best, other than new".
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    Not that it's at all related to your green patch question, but out of curiosity what make rifle is it? There aren't many making a 6.5 Swede and the only ones I have seen lately are CZ, Tikka and it's parent company Sako.
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    It's a 1903 Carl Gustafs Stads.
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    Sounds like copper oxidation to me.
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    Copper oxidation comes first to mind. Have you experienced a period of higher-than-normal humidity during that interval?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrucksNCoffee View Post
    Copper oxidation comes first to mind. Have you experienced a period of higher-than-normal humidity during that interval?
    I wouldn't say so but then again, even average humidity here is always on the high side.
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    Since the color is green I would think that it is the copper oxidation. However that is only a guess.
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