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Breech face cleaning at the range

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Tyro, May 5, 2007.

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  1. Tyro

    Tyro Member

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    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?
     
  2. sm

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
  5. Tyro

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    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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