cleaning and oiling under the grip

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by old fart, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. old fart

    old fart New Member

    i have a blued ruger service six, i love the gun and plan on passing it down to my son. when i bought it, it had tiny pin head size specks of rust here and there but nothing bad. the amazing thing is under the grip was perfect there was no rust just perfect bluing. now my question is this, since i have now finished cleaning it up and its ready to be carried. i've oiled it good with barricade at the grip area and installed the rubber pachmayr grips, how often should i remove the grips to re oil? i will be carrying just about 3-5 days a week, open carrying in public and woods. i'll wipe the frame down each time i'm thru and clean when its shot, but how often to remove the grip and re clean i don't know. thanks
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    Anytime it gets excessively dirty like a long range session. Or if it gets wet. Or once a year at a minimum.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014

  3. Eagle1803

    Eagle1803 New Member

    That's a hard question really, but since its in the elements alot I would say just for piece of mine I would just do it quarterly, every 90 days or so.

    but thats just me.....:D
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Possible yer fingerprints are triggering rust. Happens with some folks.
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    A silicone cloth would be superior to oil. In addition to the previously mentioned intervals, I would clean it once a month or so and monitor. Adjust the frequency depending on what happens
  6. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

    Really there isn't anything but one spring under the grip. You don't want a lot of oil under the grip. The last time I took the grips off my revolvers to clean and lubricate I was using RemOil. That was at least a couple years ago. I bet everything is clean and rust free.

    All my revolvers have wood grips. I am more concerned with damaging the grip than I am worried about rust. Each time I tighten the grip the bushing sinks down just a tiny bit.
  7. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

    Dont get too carried away with the silicon cloth. I have seen a couple of collector pieces lose value from too much wiping.