Several times on this forum, I have seen questions on how to clear a jammed Boberg pistol following a FTF or FTE. One tool that I found useful is the glass reinforced nylon 10-8 Performance Armorer Tool which costs less than $10:

http://www.10-8performance.com/products/Armorer-Tool.html

http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/handgun-tools/take...

I keep one of these tools in my range bag along with a piece of wood dowel stock.

The 10-8 Performance Armorer Tool can also be used to apply grease or anti-seize lubricant.

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Interesting.  Can you describe how this would be used in a FTF/FTE scenario?  I've had 2 or 3 of those and it's not clear how I would have applied this tool to what I saw on those occasions.

In my jams, as a lever to manipulate, move and position the case (FTE) or cartridge (FTF).

Since I do not know the details of your scenario, I cannot tell how this tool would apply for you.

I think I understand.  And that does sound like what I had to do as well.  Thanks!

I can tell you.  I purchased this "tool" for the reasons specified. I've attempted to use it to dislodge a cartridge in a jam situation.   It didn't work. If you over flex the long side of this plastic or composite tool it will snap. This is because of its long flat length.  I believe it comes with a warning.  I tried to use the one I have and it marred the "strong" screwdriver style end and I just took an emery board and smoothed-out the scratches.  It might work for some minor "dislodgment" situations but I don't recall getting a minor dislodgment in any pistol.  Most of the time you have to work-out the various jam categories by hand.  You're better-off "fishing-around" in your wife's manicure kit and purloinging one of her tools.  There's all sorts of interesting devices in there. A better tool might be to use an old metal file and plastic dip coat it to prevent scratching any portion of the gun.  I put a small tweezer in my range bag.  The back portion is stronger than this "armorer's" device. I believe I paid eight dollars plus shipping of course. You can use it to apply LPS but I just use my finger and a flat toothpick.

Ed said:

In my jams, as a lever to manipulate, move and position the case (FTE) or cartridge (FTF).

Since I do not know the details of your scenario, I cannot tell how this tool would apply for you.

I like the using the back portion of tweezers/forceps suggestion, especially if you use one made of glass reinforced nylon to avoid marring the surfaces.

Would be good to get one of those.  I don't have one. Mine is stainless and painted.  We can get that liquid electrical tape and maybe dip the metal ones and see how long it lasts.

I wonder if a tool of similar shape but made from brass (or bronze?) would work well.   It seems to me that a material that makes a good range rod may also be suitable for this application.

Hm, perhaps an application for those 3d carbon fiber printers -- once they start to ship.

I'm sure a brass tool would be useful.  But there would have to be an appropriate "balance" between the thickness of the brass metal used to form the tool and the "bendability" of the tool once formed.  In other words,  the brass would probably bend a bit while trying to use it as a small "pry bar" and couldn't be too thick so as to allow "access" to where it was required to be used.  But you do have a good idea.  What you could do, if you know a jewelry manufacturer would be to use the armorer's tool as a "template" to make that brass tool or some other design based on a fabricated template of your desire. Jeweler's make a "mold" in plaster to fabricate jewelry.  Then they just pour in molten metal to fill it. It's like the "lost wax process."  That's how custom jewelry is made.   Then you would have your brass tool.  Brass as you indicated would be good since the marks can be removed and won't hard the internal finish whilst "poking-around" in there.

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