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Old January 29, 2000, 07:17 PM   #1
Don Parsley
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What is the best way to clean the residue off the end of the cylinder of a revolver? I have tried about all of the popular cleaners, but it is still hard to get off. I need a secret to this!! Surely there is someone that can help.

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Old January 30, 2000, 09:14 AM   #2
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Don, Why do you need to clean this off? Other then cosmetics it doesn't hurt anything. If you need it off try using one of those lead cleaning cloths or a little Flitz polish. I assume you have stainless guns with this residue. It may take bluing off. I personally will wait till I'm going to sell the gun and then make it look real nice.

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Old January 30, 2000, 01:11 PM   #3
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Flitz works. Also you can use Twinkle Copper cleaner.

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Old January 30, 2000, 05:58 PM   #4
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Is the revolver blue or stainless? If stainless you can use NAVAL JELLY, if it is still being made. It cleans up stainless quite well but will de-blue a blued pistol right quick.

Any good copper/stainless polish will work in cleaning up the powder marks on a stainless cylinder. Again not to be used on blued revolvers.

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Old January 30, 2000, 11:02 PM   #5
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I don't worry about this discoloration very much, but when I want to clean it off I use a piece of plastic scrubbing pad.

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Old January 31, 2000, 07:42 PM   #6
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I use turpentine and a toothbrush--cheap,easy
and won't hurt the bluing--also good for
removing powder residue anywhere else--don't
use the toothbrush tho',a soft cloth is all you need.
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