Cleaning and maintaining the barrel is critical for caring for any firearm, ensuring a safe and accurate long-term use. Rigid borescopes are a valuable tool for inspecting not only the barrel but just about any hard to visualize places on a firearm. All you need is a space large enough to insert the scope's probe into. Borescopes for rifle and shotgun inspections are relatively easy to use and allow you real-time visualization; cameras can also be attached to the optical device to take pictures or record video during visual observation.
Professional borescopes provide the only way to thoroughly inspect inside the barrel of a gun or rifle, allowing you to have clear, crisp, and up-close views of the entire bore.
A firearm's bore is subject to wear every time it is fired or cleaned. Using a borescope will allow you to clean and maintain the weapon much more thoroughly. This will save you time, improve accuracy, and prolong the working life of your equipment.
Borescopes can be used to:
Inspect new and used guns before purchasing
Check if the bore has been adequately cleaned
Check for wear on the bore
Identify areas of fouling in the barrel
Inspect barrels for defects
Inspect insides of cases, lug recesses, etc.
Traditionally flexible and rigid borescopes are widely used for barrel maintenance control. They provide the viewer with a crisp and clear image.
Better pictures, with fewer flares, will be seen from rigid borescopes with fixed side view lens (30, 90, or 110-degree direction of view) compared to borescopes with mirror tips attached.
Micro fiberscopes will be the best choice for inspecting the narrowest bores in the firearm mechanism. With an outer diameter as small as 0.37mm, virtually any gun's part can be reached and inspected.
And finally, thanks to new technologies, we have videoscopes also available for firearm barrel control. Rigid videoscopes have a micro camera on a rotating tip that lets you see real-time image on a portable monitor, capture it as snapshots, or record video and transfer it to a computer for documentation of the inspection process.