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Old April 26, 2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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does it hurt

Does it hurt to soak a stainless revolver cylinder and barrel in hops #9 solvent over night??
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Old April 26, 2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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It should. But it works better if you take it apart first.

Oh, you mean will it hurt the firearm? No, not at all.
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Old April 27, 2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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lol thanks scorch!!
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Old April 28, 2011, 01:34 AM   #4
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I know a gentleman who had an unfortunate experience soaking a nickel plated S+W cyl in old formula #9
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Old April 28, 2011, 07:24 AM   #5
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I know a gentleman who had an unfortunate experience soaking a nickel plated S+W cyl in old formula #9
Yup, don't soak a nickel gun. A thin coating of copper is often put over the steel so the nickel sticks better. If the gun has any nicks or scratches the #9 can get underneath the nickel and eat away the copper between the nickel and steel.
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