In a preferred embodiment, the present invention further comprises two top surfaces that lie outside of and are slightly higher than the top surfaces of the scraping chamber; wherein the top surfaces of the rifle bolt cleaning tool hold securely between them a portion of a rifle bolt that holds gas sealing rings; and wherein the portion of the rifle bolt that holds the gas sealing rings has an outside diameter, there is a distance between the two top surfaces of the rifle bolt cleaning tool, and the distance between the two top surfaces of the rifle bolt cleaning tool is roughly equivalent to the outside diameter of the portion of the rifle bolt that holds the gas sealing rings. Preferably, the underside of the portion of the rifle bolt that holds the gas sealing rings comes into contact with the top surfaces of the annular bolt scraping chamber when the bolt is inserted into the scraping chamber.
In a preferred embodiment, the rifle bolt cleaning tool weighs approximately 1.5 ounces and is approximately 3.5 inches long and less than 1.0 inch wide.
Bolt cleaning tools are an interesting concept, given the serious nature of cleaning the bolt and it’s possible implications on the outcome of a gunfight. But when you get down to it, all you really need is a little time, the right cleaning product and a little elbow grease to scratch off any carbon build up from both the bolt or the bolt carrier. A Scotch-Brite pad does wonders and cost about a quarter. Truth be told, a handheld carbon cutter has never worked that well for me. You don’t need any of these aforementioned products, but they sure can help.
is an exploded perspective view of the bolt and rifle bolt cleaning tool of the present invention. As shown in this figure, the rifle bolt cleaning tool 1 is a single piece without any separate parts that can be lost or misplaced. It has no attachments and no extensions or protrusions that can break off or cause injury. The rifle bolt cleaning tool 1 is preferably comprised of any suitable and durable material, including, but not limited to, metal and plastic. The rifle bolt cleaning tool 1 is designed to be hard enough to easily scrape away carbon and other contaminants from the bolt without scratching or otherwise damaging the surface of the bolt.