on a side note, what is the production rate at pietta? you know it takes half an hour to do a detail strip and clean and reassamble when you fire your revolver, do you think theyd pay 100 people to clean 1000 guns a day total when teh proof house in theory can most likely proof 3000 a day? after all proofing is simply load it with a proof charge, cap it, put it in a vise, and fire it.
True, I wasn't complaining, just stating the obvious. I don't think any firearm manufacturers clean them. I've bought many a Ruger with powder residue in the barrel, the most recent being an lcr. You're right, too time consuming. But one thing is for sure, they put enough oil on those suckers that there ain't no way in haites they are going to attempt to rust.