April 15, 2007, 07:31 PM
Yesterday I got my first revolver (used), stainless GP100 with adjustable sights and 4" barrel, used the Used Revolver Guide and it was quite helpfull, gauges at .004 and locks up tight.
I got it home and tried to clean it up good, I'm fairly sure the last owner never took it all the way down but. I did all the internals, barrel, all that was fine. I couldn't get the front of the cylinder clean, I still have a ring around the front of each chamber, is this just normal revolver stuff or should I go invest in a wire brush and really scrub the snot out of it.
April 15, 2007, 07:35 PM
Rings around the front of the revolver cylinder chambers are pretty standard fair. You can use a dremel with bronze brushes or just buy a lead away cloth and go to work on it. It doesn't hurt anything as long as you clean the buildup off. The ring itself is not a problem.
April 15, 2007, 07:48 PM
Hello and best of luck with your new GP100. You got a good one there. The way I remove the rings on the front of the cylinder is to get a green 3m scouring pad and just put alittle hopes#9 sovent on it then rub it out with your finger. Im sure youll find the rings come right off. Just dress it up till its the way you want then wipe it clean .The solvent will do most of the work. Please DONT do this on any blued guns. It will ruin it but on stainless your fine .
April 15, 2007, 08:34 PM
Lead Away cloth is the only thing that works for me and it still takes some work. At first the rings really bothered me and I had to remove them, now I let the rings to stay there. It's just too much trouble to bother with.
April 15, 2007, 09:46 PM
Flitz will take it off.
Did you buy it from www.summitgunbroker.com?
April 15, 2007, 10:20 PM
Remember that rings on a revolver are like brass marks on a semi auto rifle or holster wear on a gun. They are beauty marks that only a well loved an used gun has, embrace them. :D
April 16, 2007, 03:04 AM
bronze brush w/ Hoppes 9 & elbow grease; followup with Flitz polish w/ Q-Tips; follwup with a junky rag and rub the heck out of it;
or just leave the stuff that the bronze brush & Hoppes 9 can't get...kinda seals the metal
April 16, 2007, 06:46 AM
Congratulation on your new revolver! I do not worry about the lead rings on the front of the revolver. Since I shoot a lot, I don't overclean my guns but rather spend the time reloading.
How is the trigger pull of your gun? The Ruger D/A revolvers profit from changing springs out to a lighter weight and polishing a few internal.