Cleaning Revolver

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by rsfrid, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. rsfrid

    rsfrid New Member

    What's the best way to remove lead fowling from barrel and cylinder of my GP100? I used Hoppe's #9, letting it soak after application, etc. But the dry patch kept coming out dark like lead.
  2. vincent

    vincent New Member

    I've been using Gunslick Foaming Bore Cleaner, a plastic brush through the bore and cylinder, soak, rinse, repeat. Also I found a lead removing polishing cloth (Birchwood Casey, Hoppe's) that works well too. It'll shine that sucker up better than new! Both can be found at Dick's, Bass Pro Shop, etc. I'm a HUGE fan of the lead cloth, you can cut a patch size piece, use your jag and run it through the bore, it'll come clean. (Just watch out for wax buildup.) There is a HUGE thread about cleaning here, just thought I'd save you a little time sorting through it.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

    Lewis Lead Remover, but you don't need to use this kit every time you clean your gun. Only when needed.


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  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    +100 on the Lewis, have used one for years when too much soft lead wadcutter has been run. Mop bore and cylinder w/ patch with KROIL, let set a couple of hours, run the Lewis through, and chunks of lead end up on the brass screen or falling out of bore.
  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

    I shoot pure lead out of my 1911. It can foul up pretty bad. I use a chore boy copper scouring pad. You can get them at kmart. I cut a patch out of it. Only use the real copper ones. Don't use the cheap stainless steel ones that are copper coated. Anyway, I take a smaller brush. I use a .38 brush and wrap it with the chore boy patch. Run it up and down the bore for about 30 seconds. It will clean all the lead out that fast. Then I clean it as normal. I have done it many many many times without hurting anything. Most people shoot copper coated bullets. So a copper chore boy is no big deal.
  6. dhyayi

    dhyayi New Member

    never use Lewis Lead Remover. Thanks, mate

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