You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Revolver Handguns >

cleaning a revolver


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2014, 11:32 PM   #1
The Balota's
FTF_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Glenpool, Oklahoma
Posts: 27,983
Liked 10884 Times on 6491 Posts
Likes Given: 16096

Default cleaning a revolver

As many of you know, I have a Ruger GP 100. I have never taken the cylinder off when cleaning this gun. Should I be? I thought someone told me if you take the cylinder off, you could be messing up the timing. Is this true? Should I be removing the cylinder of my revolver to properly clean it?
__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-06-2014, 11:36 PM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Steel_Talon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cochise County,AZ
Posts: 1,766
Liked 990 Times on 653 Posts
Likes Given: 1274

Default

No you really don't have to take the cylinder off for proper cleaning....

Also removing the cylinder and crane is easy. It "will not" adversely effect the "timing" of the pistol.
__________________
'Steel cuts flesh / steel cuts bone / steel does not cut steel.'

Become steel or get cut.
Steel_Talon is offline  
towboater Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 11:37 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
towboater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Somewares,Ky
Posts: 4,307
Liked 2396 Times on 1284 Posts
Likes Given: 5254

Default

Agrees with above post.
__________________
Socialism sucks
towboater is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 11:56 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,624
Liked 2225 Times on 1528 Posts
Likes Given: 820

Default

I use CLP powder blast to clean my revolvers. Powder blast removes any old grese and oil without tearing the pistol down. Then I use plain old CLP to lubricate my revolvers. I used to tear them down to grease the moving parts. CLP does just as good as grease did. I dropped my blackhawk off for my gunsmith to inspect it. He remarked that it was very clean. It's been two years since I have had the blackhawk inspected, it had no worn parts despite all the hot ammo I have shot in it.
John_Deer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 01:11 AM   #5
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mercator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 11,276
Liked 6246 Times on 4130 Posts
Likes Given: 3211

Default

The only time you really should take it down is after buying it used. If you are the original owner and never buried it in frozen shiatsu, you're good.
Mercator is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Revolver cleaning nixfix Revolver Handguns 21 07-04-2013 01:25 PM
Cleaning Revolver rsfrid Range Report 5 10-28-2011 03:38 PM
Cleaning a revolver's barrel ransom63 Revolver Handguns 30 04-15-2011 01:39 AM
NOT cleaning stainless steel revolver misterballistic Revolver Handguns 25 11-15-2010 09:52 AM
Cleaning a blued revolver.... DoyleTheDog Revolver Handguns 3 01-05-2010 10:17 PM