Wednesday, November 21, 2012

J. Dewey Manufacturing is proud to announce that we are the first to offer 
cleaning kits - both rod and pull through - for the .300 AAC Blackout
chambered AR-15 rifles, as well as a custom bore guide! 
Parts are scheduled to ship December 15th, 2012. 
For individual items such as brushes, rods and patches, 
orders can be shipped immediately.

Check out our website:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Gun Noob reviews our Pistol Cleaning Kit

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Anatomy of a Dewey Rod


Our distinctive handles feature two ball bearing races that require no lubrication or adjustment.

To make sure your handle spins like a top for years, keep the handle as dry as possible, and never allow chemicals, such as oils and solvents, into the bearing assembly.  If possible, store vertically with handle up.

Our rods are machines from stainless steel and wrapped in a protective nylon coating. The diameter of the rod varies according to the caliber. 
Remember to wipe down your rod after each pass through the bore to keep debris from coming back into your rifle.

Our rods differ from most in that with few exceptions, our rods feature a male thread on the end.

This is to allow a much thicker coating on the rod, to protect both the rod and your barrel from harm.

Our .22 caliber rods have an 8/36 male thread and our .30, .35 and .50 caliber rods have 10/32 male threads.  All male threaded rods come with an adapter to allow for use of standard 8/32 accessories.  Our jags have female threads to thread directly on the rod for a tighter, stronger fit than standard female jags.

We also have many adapters and rod tips to allow for use of shotgun sized brushes with 5/16 x 27 threads, Black Powder threads, patch loops, jags, VFG Felt adapters and much more.

Please note that our brass and stainless rods, as well as a select few of the nylon coated rods are all female threaded.  

For details on individual rods, check out our website at

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Remember, cleaning your gun is important, but "barrel break-in" is not:

 Gale McMillan, of McMillan Stocks fame, was one of the finest barrel-makers and benchrest shooters of all time. Here he argues that elaborate barrel break-in procedures do more harm than good.

Comments collected from Gale's Gun Forum postings.
As a barrel maker I have looked in thousands of new and used barrels with a bore scope and I will tell you that if every one followed the prescribed [one shot, one clean] break-in method, a very large number would do more harm than good.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

AR Guns and Hunting Magazine did a review of our Complete AR Cleaning Kit!
It can only be purchased through our website:

Enjoy and safe shooting!

Monday, April 9, 2012

When we reach 100 followers, one will be picked at random to win an AR-15 Field Kit
Check out our twitter @deweyrods for the same giveaway!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We here at J Dewey Manufacturing are excited to announce our newly
redesigned website and shopping cart module.  We have brand new
photographs to accompany our products and will soon have cleaning
tutorials for your perusal.  We would like to thank Lara Stauff of A
Little Bird Foto ( for the new redesign.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Brian, Ryan and Ken (not pictured) after work doing product testing.
Friday, after work, some of the employees decided to do some product testing on some airguns.  Ryan won the mini-tournament hitting a 1x3 inch target at 45 yards with open sights.

Friday, March 23, 2012

We're featured in GUNS Magazine

If traditional rods, jags, and brushes represent “conventional” cleaning gear, J. Dewey has been producing the most unconventionally superior examples of them since 1975. Precise sizing and machining to the closest dimensions have made their tools the choice of benchrest shooters and other accuracy fanatics, like our own Big Cheese Editor Jeff John. He praises the sheer strength and wear resistance of Dewey components and the year-to-year consistency of Dewey’s wide array of products. And now they’re even making field-cleaning kits for us caveman-types, like their AR-15 and pistol kits. Most highly recommended are Dewey’s coated non-marring rods, and their new line of “Copper Eliminator” jags, brushes and adapters.
Chuck Hawks reviews some Nylon Coated Cleaning Rods and Bolt Actions Cleaning Tools.

Chuck Hawks - Review of Dewey Cleaning Gear

Taken together, this is the most complete and highest quality set of rifle cleaning supplies I have ever owned. J. Dewey has been in business since 1975 and everything is precision made in the USA of top quality materials.

J. Dewey Mfg. AR-15 Field Kit | Shooting Illustrated

Chance Bellew from Say Uncle reviews our AR 6.8 Field Kit

J. Dewey Mfg. AR-15 Field Kit | Shooting Illustrated

J. Dewey in the Hartford Courant!

Oxford Company Loses Government Bid to Apparent Importer

J. Dewey in the New Haven Register

Un-fair trade? Buy American Act rings hollow to Dewey Manufacturing in Oxford

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Welcome to the J. Dewey Manufacturing Blog!  Stay tuned for more of the finest gun cleaning equipment available!