Breech face cleaning at the range


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Tyro
May 5, 2007, 09:11 PM
The cylinder gap of my K38 is pretty tight and after 150+ rounds of certain ammo (e.g. Blackhills) there's a noticeable resistance when firing DA.

Are there any tricks to keeping these surfaces ( breech & forward cylinder faces) clean while at the range? They become too encrusted to simply wipe off w/ a towel, and I don't want to stink-up the place with solvents.

How do people usually deal w/ this?

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sm
May 5, 2007, 09:25 PM
Brushing.
Dry brushing under star extractor with a Pipe-cleaner, double ended brush (GI brush), old toothbrush and I find the child's toothbrushes are really handy, being smaller.

Pipe-cleaners are just too handy and universal for so many things...including firearms, to not have handy.

DWARREN123
May 5, 2007, 11:03 PM
Try some Rem 40-X bore cleaner, does not stink and does a very good job of cleaning carbon off. Just wipe and rub some then wipe off.

earplug
May 6, 2007, 10:16 AM
I use A GI brush or A light weight brass brush on my revolvers. Only thing I use is CLP.
I had one revolver M-29 that would develop noticable lead and lube drag like yours after 80 rounds or so. I had the barrel cylinder gap opened up. It works much better now. Accuracy was not effected.
My late model 625 never has A problem using only hard cast reloads.
I wonder if the forcing cone angles on the newer guns is differant then older guns?

Tyro
May 6, 2007, 05:17 PM
Thanks for the tips. I'll look around for a stiff brush. The GI brushes seem a bit too soft - at least the ones that I have. Maybe I'm using especially sooty ammo. I've seen short bristled manicuring brushes that might work.

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