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Whatta ya clean the black off with?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by mugsie, Dec 18, 2006.

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  1. mugsie

    mugsie Member

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    I've got a couple (yeah right!) of stainless steel revolvers that are beginning to show some blackened areas around the cylinders. I can get most of it off but some is just real stubborn. Whatta you guys use to get that new in box look again? Thanks.....
     
  2. Ben Shepherd

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    Lead away cloth. Works very well. Just DO NOT use on blued guns.
     
  3. 1557

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    Lead Away cloth is good. Wrap it tightly around a small wooden block to give a good flat surface for cleani ng the cylinder face.
     
  4. MCgunner

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    Gun Bright polish works good. Lately, I've just been taking a brass brush on a dremel to it, though, works just as good and less elbow grease involved. :D Doesn't seem to hurt the metal, leaves no scratches or anything. I don't think I'd wanna use a steel brush, though.
     
  5. Beachcomber

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    There are stainless steel bore brushes & tooth brush type brushes for firearms available. Between those and the 'lead away' type cloths your revolver cylinder should shine like a new nickel.
     
  6. Crimp

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    I use a touch of Flitz on a rag. No strain at all.
     
  7. joneb

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    Those rings don't bother me, the thought of increasing cylinder gap does, make sure the methode you choose does not remove metal :eek:
     
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    I don't.
     
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    I like Flitz.
     
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    another vote for Flitz.
     
  11. Steve C

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    I use a patch of the lead wipe away cloth wrapped on the end of a popsicle stick with just a bit of bore solvent added. The bore solvent really helps in cleaning. Gets rid of the black rings. Here's a pic of the cylinder face on my frequently shot model 67 S&W.
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    Lead Away cloth, cheap and easy...
     
  14. Sport45

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    Why remove it? It will just come back next time you fire the gun. You do shoot the thing, don't you? Life's too short to spend a lot of time taking character off a revolver.
     
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    Another vote for the lead away cloth. Safe, easy, fast. I can clean my cylinder face and forcing cone in minutes.

    I don't know if it is safe or not, but one time a cut a small patch of lead away cloth and ran it down a barrel and chambers just cleaned with Hoppies # 9 and got a fair amount of additional crud out of it.

    Here's pics of the cylinder faces on my 686 and 642 after being wiped with a lead away cloth:


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  16. Seven High

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    I use a typewriter eraser to remove the black rings. Its the one that is round with a brush attached. It works very well.:)
     
  17. joneb

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    Seven, I'll remember that if I sell a stainless ? revolver :) But I think the black rings makes the gun look more buisness orientated :D
     
  18. Shootcraps

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    Flitz is a great product.
     
  19. dpote

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    I use Hoppe's Elite. Works well after a spritz and letting it sit for a while.

    Dave
     
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