I can't believe how much packing grease is in this gun from the factory. It's insane. I probably have ran the brush through about 5 times, and also ran about 15 patches through, and they're still coming out black.
I tried to use some of these new patches I got, but they basically fell apart thread by thread. On top of that, the patch holder from my kit broke off in the gun. Luckily it was still attached to the piece of patch and was easy to get out from the chamber.
Wow, you'd think they would be more clean when brand new!