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Old July 21, 2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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removing cylander rings ?

what is the best way to remove the rings in each cylinder after shooting a revolver ? Also the best way to remove the carbon from the front of the cylinder ?
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Old July 21, 2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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If it's a stainless steel revolver, I use that wipe away cloth. I won't use that on blued guns.
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Old July 21, 2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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It's best to leave residual rings alone. There is no need to remove them.
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Old July 21, 2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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just remembered

Brass bristle brushes for blued guns. Then use Hoppe's to remove the brass residue.
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Old July 21, 2013, 09:42 PM   #5
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Is this for sure burn rings or are you maybe looking at the step-down from chamber to throat? That looks pretty dark.
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Old July 22, 2013, 01:41 PM   #6
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It looks like a raised burn ring
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Old July 22, 2013, 08:57 PM   #7
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I have had good luck with AT fluid. I have had people bring in DA revolvers that were almost uncockable because of carbon build up in front of the cylinder and soaking it with AT fluid broke down the carbon to the point it was easy to remove.
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Old July 23, 2013, 05:54 AM   #8
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I take it the AF fluid didn't hurt the bluing ?
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Old July 23, 2013, 12:36 PM   #9
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I take it the AF fluid didn't hurt the bluing ?
Naw, I know a lot of folks that have used automatic transmission fluid as an oil and cleaner, and never hurt the caustic bluing on a gun. I would say it may even be safer than some of the other anti-carbon cleaners. If I recall, it was used on a gunsmithing video I watched once, by AGI, but which one, I can't remember.
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Old July 24, 2013, 05:49 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it
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Never had a problem with AT fluid. Better to break down the carbon instead of scrubbing at the blueing with a stiff brush.
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