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Cleaning the day after...???

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by geraldbergeron, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    I was wondering...

    I am sure that it happened to somebody sometimes...

    Let's say that I went to the range with my (future) Ruger and fired all the day... Great..

    Let's say that I went home and got an emergency...

    Let's say that I had no time to clean that "Ruger revolver" on that day...

    Let's say that I could clean it the day after or the other day... (grr...)...

    What would you have done on the first day ?

    - Nothing and clean it on the 2nd or 3rd day ? (hum, hum...)

    - Call your wife ( my wife will not do it ) and ask her to clean it ? ( hum, hum, trust her, hum...)

    - Write a new thread on this forum and wait for an answer (but how long ? hum, hum, trust you, hum...)

    - Put the gun in something and cover it; good for me, but in WHAT ???

    So what would you do in my place... I do no want any rust on my future Ruger revolver...

    Any advice is welcome.

  2. Oldnamvet

    Oldnamvet Well-Known Member

    Toss it in a barrel of warm cosmoline or motor oil?:evil:
  3. Ferret

    Ferret Well-Known Member

    If BP or Pyrodex
    Spray the frame and cylinder with Balistol, quick swab the barrel (or boresnake) with ballistol. Wrap in T Shirt. Put in safe place. Clean when you get back to it (2-3 days)
    If 777
    I wouldnt worry.
  4. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Well-Known Member

    It would be just fine the next day. BP is actually less corrosive than Pryrodex. You can always spray with Windex and amonia ...rinse with water.
    I have left mine till the next day, like when I bring too many to the range...LoL!
  5. Dienekes

    Dienekes Well-Known Member

    I am from the "don't let the sun set on a dirty gun" school of thought, and in 45 years of shooting can't remember leaving one uncleaned overnight--but maybe I did someplace along the line.

    The spraying down with various cleaners would work. Personally I would pull off the grips and toss the gun into a container of hot soapy water until I got back to it. It would be best to rinse the frame afterwards, detail strip it, blow it dry with a hair dryer, and reoil the working parts.

    Another way would be to remove the cylinder, give it the above treatment, and run a patch of something down the bore, and wipe down the frame window to get most of the fouling off.

    As long as you do *something* preventative you will probably be okay.
  6. sundance44s

    sundance44s Well-Known Member


    You could always take the grips off and toss it in the dish washer .. turn off the heated dry cycle though ... heated dry causes flash rusting . of course the windex with amonia is good too the amonia stops the sulpur dead ... so i was told .. been useing windex with amonia for ever on all my black powder guns for range cleaning . and they still have blueing .. so don`t know about it being bad for the blueing .
  7. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    And Its Dishwasher Safe!

    Yup! Tha MANN has USIN guns, all stainless, that gets shot a BUNCH, into tha dishwasher they go and nary a problem!

    Contrary ta everthin i thought afore, so i learned somethin! He DOES use natural oils, beyond that, tha usein guns are stepchildren. WORK OR GET THA HELL OUT!

    Does have some attention gets lavished on, but NOT tha practice/test load/r&d guns.
  8. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    When I was a teen I got the bright idea of cleaning my original 1851 Navy in the dishwasher... :evil:

    But when Mom got home... :what:

    Well tha MANN may not have any problems, but I sure did... :uhoh: :D
  9. Manyirons

    Manyirons member

    Well, he aint gotta mom, but he DO gotta wife but there AINT no doubt HE runs tha house!

    He gives her authority over things, if i tried ta master my house like he does, would get a skillet ta my head!
  10. sundance44s

    sundance44s Well-Known Member


    Yea i forgot to mention ya might want to check with the boss before useing the dishwasher ... wouldn`t want any flying skillets ... i`m lucky the wife shoots more than i do , and seems to take to all my ideas on gun cleaning and such ...only did it once though , just wanted to see if it worked .. and it works but ..i felt like they weren`t clean enough so i cleaned them the old way afterward .. expecially the inside of the barrel ... no way the dish washer is gonna get in there good.... i even get to use her turbo powder hair dryer , and i use it every time i clean them ..its great for drying . :D

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