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Old 07-13-2010, 04:10 PM   #21
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Haha. If you don't want to try it, take comfort in the fact that I have done it for you already. None of the revolvers tested passed.
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Haha. If you don't want to try it, take comfort in the fact that I have done it for you already. None of the revolvers tested passed.
I'm sure they didn't pass, but I'm sure the revolvers could easily be opened up and blown off to function again. I've done that test.
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Revolvers can be cleaned up easily, but not in the middle of a life or death sitch. A stiff paintbrush or toothbrush is indispensable for that job. In the field, rinsing in water (pond, river, bucket, etc) would be fastest.

I locked up a S&W M19, Colt Trooper Mk3, and Ruger GP100 tighter than a drum with just a quick dip and scoop in the box. Didn't even need any shaking.

Playground sand got into every hole and cranny, and stuck to every spec of lube.

It took a couple of cans of GunScrubber to get them running again.

Every semi-auto dropped in the box that day ran like a champ except for a 1911 that had exposed grease on the chamber hood. A scrape with my thumb nail got it running again in about 5 seconds.

And one night at the beach my S&W442 never left my pocket, but the next day was virtually frozen. And it barely had any sand on it.
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Thank God we don't have sand here!!!
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Thank God we don't have sand here!!!
No kidding! The sand is the worst.

Next series of tests are going to be with mud. I'm looking forward to doing them, but not the clean-up after.
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I locked up a S&W M19, Colt Trooper Mk3, and Ruger GP100 tighter than a drum with just a quick dip and scoop in the box. Didn't even need any shaking.
Playground sand got into every hole and cranny, and stuck to every spec of lube.
It was faint, but i think i just heard my new GP100 scream a little.
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It was faint, but i think i just heard my new GP100 scream a little.
Give it a hug and it will be fine. Tell it not to go to the beach alone and it should have no issues.
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Thank God we don't have sand here!!!
Sand? Sand? did someone mention sand? why I have a little bit that I can spare if someone would like a little sand. Come on down and bring a truck.


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