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C.A.T M4 tool

First I would like to say that I have no association with this company whatsoever. I saw this cleaning tool in a Hickok45 video on youtube and thought it appeared to be a handy little device. 

This tool is designed specifically to clean the parts of your bolt carrier group. Here are a few pictures that show what this little thing does.

Here it is as it comes out of the mail.

Made in the USA.  :thumb: 

BCG stripped down and ready for a cleaning. 

Cleaning the bolt. I will say that this tool appears to clean to "operational tolerances". That is to say it will clean it to a point where it will function fine and not slowly strip away material from your bolt. If you want a spic-and-span bolt, your still going to need to use a little elbow grease. 

The other hole is for the firing pin. As you can see it is designed to scrape carbon away from the face of the material there and allow your firing pin to move as it should.

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This is the other tool. To be honest this is a area of my BCG that i neglect. I have never really thought about cleaning in there. As you saw in the first photo it comes with a slot in the end to insert a cleaning patch. Once the patch is on you can insert it into the carrier and rotate around. The leading edge of the tool is again used to scrape away carbon build up that your patch can then catch. 

Clearly it works.  :wink: 

All around I think its a great little tool. It certainly makes it easier to clean some of the trickier places on our rifles. The tool is well made and sturdy. It is made of Stainless Steel and manufactured in the US. 

Price is $29.95 and I don't regret paying it. At face value it seems a little steep to me. Facts are 
1. It functions as they say it does 
2. It will last longer then any of us will be alive 
3. They offer a 100% money back guarantee. 

For those interested, here is the website. Combat Application Tools

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    02/03/2013 11:26 PM


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