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#188103 - 12/30/17 05:38 PM Revolver cleaning
InTim
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I'm would like to know what the experienced revolver shooters rely on (products, tools and procedures) when they clean their guns?

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#188109 - 12/30/17 07:48 PM Re: Revolver cleaning [Re: InTim]
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I like to use "Eliminator" since it does not smell so strong. I use the "Special Line" Dewey brushes from Brownells, since they fit on my "Dewey" Rod. I shoot 45 caliber mostly so I got a 50 caliber brush from Cabelas for the chamber only.
I do use Tetra for when I shoot copper jacketed bullets. And or, Butches Bore Shine, is another good one.

I have not had to do this in a long time since I have not experienced any leading. But when I did,, I used a "choreBoy" copper scour pad, cut a small piece and wrapped and old brush to scour out the lead.

I do hunt west Tx some and it gets very dusty. SO I use a small paint brush to remove dust from the gun. then clean barrel and cylinder. The I lube the ratchet and base pin on Single actions. and Lube accordingly on the others. I use "Shooters Choice" red lube in a tube.
Good quality lightweight oil where needed.
But if I am going to a range session only,, I have been known to use a small amount of "Never Seize" It will withstand heat and beatings of the Big Bores. And resist wear on slides.

Collectors is a good oil to use for long term storage. I never tried any wax such as the Renaissance Wax.


Edited by cherokeetracker (12/30/17 07:50 PM)

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#188486 - 01/09/18 08:44 PM Re: Revolver cleaning [Re: cherokeetracker]
InTim
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Thank you for putting in the time for a detailed answer. The oversized brush for the chamber only is something I hadn't thought of but plan on using

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#188488 - 01/09/18 09:38 PM Re: Revolver cleaning [Re: InTim]
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Hoppe's and Kroil
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#188528 - 01/12/18 09:22 AM Re: Revolver cleaning [Re: longhunter]
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You'll see a thousand choices for inside maintainance. About all will work.
For the exterior, I discovered GunBrite from Issos (at Midway) years ago.
It's a paste that you apply, then wipe off. It cleans the surface and waterproofs it. My stainless guns look really clean before I treat them. When treated, the cloth is filthy. Blued guns are really impressive when treated.
I do all guns twice a year and before any hunting trips. Never had any surface problems.

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#188855 - 01/20/18 10:42 PM Re: Revolver cleaning [Re: wvhitman]
BBwheelgunner
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Thanks for the tip on the GunBrite,

looks like good stuff!
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#188856 - 01/20/18 10:50 PM Re: Revolver cleaning [Re: BBwheelgunner]
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I just got some Gunbrite because Doc recommended it....my guns have NEVER been cleaner. That product is amazing!

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#189205 - 01/28/18 08:33 PM Re: Revolver cleaning [Re: Franchise]
InTim
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Thank you for the tips

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#189211 - 01/29/18 04:48 AM Re: Revolver cleaning [Re: InTim]
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I've tried many of the wonder cleaners and lubes over the years and most do well, but I decided to save some money and use WD-40 to clean and white lithium grease for lube. Both of these can be found in Walmarts automotive section for under $4 a can, and they work well too. I also use a little steel wool wrapped around the bore brush to clean the chambers. I'm all for quick and easy.
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#189255 - 01/30/18 04:04 PM Re: Revolver cleaning [Re: BRASF0311]
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I use Hoppe's for most of my cleaning jobs.
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