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hawkguy 01-22-2013 01:57 AM

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hey. dumb question to follow. :rolleyes:

i'm very new to revolvers (this is my first). i was cleaning my new s&w j frame, and it was going smooth and easy. until i noticed all this crud around my cylinder. i never really looked before i shot it, so i was wondering if this would be considered clean?

i scrubbed the tar out of it with standard solvent and soft toothbrush, but i couldn't get anymore of this off. is this normal? if not, is there a better way to clean this part of the cylinder?

thanks for any help.

ScottA 01-22-2013 02:05 AM

I would suggest a brass brush. That's what I resort to.

Rick1967 01-22-2013 02:05 AM

I use Hoppes #9 and a bore brush. The same one that I run through the barrel. Be gentle. Dont go crazy with it. But you will be able to get most of that off.

hawkguy 01-22-2013 02:11 AM

thanks, guess i was just babying it a bit....

can't help it....its so purty.....:p

CA357 01-22-2013 02:18 AM

I can't tell from the pic, is it blue or stainless? If it's blue, tread lightly or you'll take the bluing off. If it's stainless, scrub the heck out of it.

hawkguy 01-22-2013 02:22 AM

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 1104539)
I can't tell from the pic, is it blue or stainless? If it's blue, tread lightly or you'll take the bluing off. If it's stainless, scrub the heck out of it.

its stainless, i'll be scrubbing the heck out of it i suppose....:eek:

guess the honeymoon is over? :D

CA357 01-22-2013 02:25 AM

Hey, sooner or later. ;)

vincent 01-22-2013 02:28 AM

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I've had great sucess with a lead removing rag...seems to get the tough spots clean pretty easily...

hawkguy 01-22-2013 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by vincent (Post 1104567)
I've had great sucess with a lead removing rag...seems to get the tough spots clean pretty easily...

thanks vincent, i'll check it out for sure.

and thanks to everyone for the helpful input!

ScottA 01-22-2013 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by vincent (Post 1104567)
I've had great sucess with a lead removing rag...seems to get the tough spots clean pretty easily...

Hmmm... I've never tried one of those. I'll have to order one.


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