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Proper cleaning for 442

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MCassle, Jul 28, 2008.

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  1. MCassle

    MCassle Member

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    Howdy all, tried to use the search function but it wasn't working for me (blank pages)

    Going to pick up a 442 this afternoon. Been doing much reading/research on this revolver, but one thing I don't see much is cleaning procedures and practices by owners.

    What do other blued-revolver owners use to clean there wheel guns?

    I want to make sure I don't mess up early, and practice proper & good cleaning habits.

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  2. strat81

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    Hoppes #9 and CLP should work fine. M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner is another good one that is non-toxic. Avoid anything caustic or abrasive.
     
  3. cpirtle

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    +1 what strat81 said.

    I try to avoid aerosol cleaners and have had first hand bad experience with Gun Scrubber on a Beretta Stampede. Beretta (Uberti) uses a similar coating to cover their fake case hardening to what S&W uses on their aluminum guns.
     
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    i've always used Hoppes #9 on my wheelguns too.

    just swab out the barrel, and cylinder window on the frame. scrub out the chambers with a brass brush and clean under the cylinder star with a nylon toothbrush.

    do not spray stuff into the workings
     
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