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Disassembling & Cleaning Remington Cap & Ball Revolvers

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by duelist1954, Jul 7, 2013.

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  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Member

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    This will be old news to current Remington shooters, but for folks who don't own a Remington New Model Army revolver yet, but are thinking about getting one in the future, this could be useful.

    I had to break it into two videos due to length.

    Part one deals with cleaning the cylinder and nipples.

    Part 2 shows how to completely disassemble, clean and re-assemble the revolver.

    Part 1:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui5uXl33n8g


    Part 2:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzs3xYeTERc
     
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    What is your water to Ballistol mixture?
     
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    I think Mike stated in a previous video, he uses a 10:1 ratio of water to Ballistol
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    The series on disassembly and detail cleaning of the Colt style revolvers was very good, too. Most important point for both series - be sure you're using the correct size screwdriver, or you'll mess up the screws.
     
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    I used to take apart my Remington revolvers after every shoot but no more. I take the grips off and clean 'em with soap and hot water. Bake them in the oven at about 180 degrees for about twenty minutes to dry and melt bore butter into them with a shot of CLP into the action. I think blowing them apart all the way after every shoot makes you more prone to wear out screws and threads. No rusty, dirty guns at my house!
     
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    That's a nice pair of videos Mike.

    Folks, even if you don't break them down that far after every shoot at least there's some tricks in there for when it's time for the "full monty".

    The only thing I'd add to your method is a nylon bristle cleaning brush for the barrel. Some water or your Ballistol mix on the brush would make short work of getting the lion's share of mess out of the bore. Then a couple or four patches would finish it off.
     
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