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    Bullet jacket stuck in bore

    I have a savage no4 mk1* Enfield that appears to have a bullet jacket stuck about an inch into the lead, are there any recommendations on how to get it out? I tried a metal rod about bore diameter to tap it out and it won't budge. Hanging it on the wall and re-barreling are not really an option. Gotta be an old trick somewhere, any help is appreciated.

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    Maybe something that will dissolve the copper enough to loosen it without damaging the bore?

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    Take it to a competent gunsmith.
    Putting a steel rod down and hitting it may cause damage to the bore.

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    When I had my gunsmithing shop, customers brought in rifles with a variety of barrel blockages. Some very imaginative.
    The worst cases were those where unsuccessful attempts had been made to get the obstruction out.

    Get the rifle to a competent gunsmith.

    Incidentally, why do you think it is a bullet jacket, and not a bullet?

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    I came across this awhile back when a friend needed help. His Smith made a Lead plug, filled the barrel with oil and punched it out, like a hydraulic ram. Similar story in this link:
    Removing stuck bullets. | Shooters Forum

    Add some lube while you wait, Good Luck
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    You could try to Cerrosafe casting that might grab the jacket. Plug just in front of the blockage, pour in melted CS and then tap it out with a rod toward the chamber. Should be available at Midway or Brownell's.

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    Put the barreled action in a freezer for a day or two to see if that will loosen it.

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