Cleaning (I must not be that good)
I have found several threads stating what cleaners everyone is using, but this does not help me. As I am using break free and hoppes#9.
My PT1911 has been very reliable but for some reason i cannot get the bore clean. Not sure why? Can't tell if there is barrel damage or if it has that much fouling. i must have run 10-12 full patches soaked in #9 last night and they were still coming out dirty. My beretta and S&W both clean up real nice but for some reason I cannot get the Taurus cleaned up.
I am out of town right now but when I get back I will try and post some pics of the inside of the barrel. Thanks for any suggestions that come up.
Schuemann barrels and barrel cleaning
I personally have not cleaned the bore of any of my pistols in years and they all shoot accurately, and I've put thousands of rounds through them each.
...My Personal Practice has become to never clean the bore of my barrels. I do use a brass rod to scrape the deposits out of the chamber. But, I've learned to leave the bore alone and it very slowly becomes shinier and cleaner all by itself. Years ago I occasionally scrubbed the bore with a brass bore brush. But, doing so always seemed to cause the bore to revert to a dirtier look with more shooting, so I eventually stopped ever putting anything down the bore except bullets...
Source - Wil Schuemann
The only exception is my Marvel .22 conversion to which I'll use a bore snake to clean it once per month or so.