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How to protect recoil shield during cleaning?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by G. Freeman, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. G. Freeman

    G. Freeman Well-Known Member

    HI Guys,
    Many years ago I saw a product from Remington--a piece of plastic that goes in front of the recoil shield to protect it from being scratched when you are pushing a cleaning rod through the bore.

    Do you guys know what this is called or if such a thing exists?

    I was cleaning my revo tonight and on a few occasions I pushed the rod too fast and hard that I scratched my FP bushing.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Oro

    Oro Well-Known Member

    Er, I've never had this problem. But if you find yourself really having this problem, what I would do is get some cardboard and a pair of scissors. I'd cut a template to fit the recoil shield (loosely, no need to be precise around the perimeter) and leave a "U" up at the top strap to hold it in place. Then toss it and make a new one next time.
  3. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member

    How about just using a bore snake? Easier on the gun.
  4. GP100man

    GP100man Well-Known Member

    i get a drill stop to fit my cleaning rod then a rubber washer to "bump" the muzle with .

  5. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    I've used a small piece of scrap leather before, as well as a wooden paint stirrer from the hardware store; basically anything similar can be used without resorting to buying another gadget........
  6. Lynn2

    Lynn2 New Member

    Using a piece of a Tide Bottle, bright orange, a shield was cut, and still is in use.
  7. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Get a softer cleaning rod.
    They shouldn't scratch the recoil shield.

    As an aside, I got tired of the cleaning patch falling off the jag every time it went through the forcing cone and I pulled it back.

    I cut a wood dowel rod stop the same length as the cylinder and drop it in a chamber while cleaning.

    Then clean the chambers after the bore is done.

  8. rainbowbob

    rainbowbob Well-Known Member

    I use an old face towel or other scrap of thick cloth.
  9. Ron James

    Ron James Well-Known Member

    I'm not ragging anyone, but in all my years of shooting , both for record and fun I have never worried about the recoil shield. Just what kind of damage are you going to do to it? You have a cartridge slamming back against it under tremendous force and speed every time you fire, your not going to harm it while cleaning you gun unless you're using a chainsaw.:)
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2009
  10. GP100man

    GP100man Well-Known Member

    but i don`t want to scratch it !!!!
    i have seen (not mine) scratches that would catch certain brass , scratch or ding closed up head space just a wee bit. but it was a CLEAN scratch!!!


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