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Old 01-22-2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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Default cylinder schmuck

hey. dumb question to follow.

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?

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Old 01-22-2013, 02:05 AM   #2
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I would suggest a brass brush. That's what I resort to.



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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.

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

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

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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.

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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....

guess the honeymoon is over?
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Hey, sooner or later.

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

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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.

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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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