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Old July 7, 2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Disassembling & Cleaning Remington Cap & Ball Revolvers

This will be old news to current Remington shooters, but for folks who don't own a Remington New Model Army revolver yet, but are thinking about getting one in the future, this could be useful.

I had to break it into two videos due to length.

Part one deals with cleaning the cylinder and nipples.

Part 2 shows how to completely disassemble, clean and re-assemble the revolver.

Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui5uXl33n8g


Part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzs3xYeTERc
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Old July 7, 2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting. I always enjoy your videos!

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Old July 8, 2013, 03:06 AM   #3
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I watched it as well. Good job on the videos. Great to educate the newbies.
By the way, how do you get those video closeups with both your hands occupied with the revolver? Too close to be using a tripod it seems. Are you using some kind of chest strap so you can see the screen on the camera while keeping both hands occupied with the revolver?


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Old July 8, 2013, 05:30 AM   #4
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I am at the risk of covering Bill's question....

But lemme wade in....

I am personally very gratified that you recommend taking the nipples out when cleaning. I have always done it your way. I think this grows from the belief that apart from the barrel on the Remington and the arbor on the Colt there are no two parts of a pistol that should not come apart easily.

I don't use the Ballistol and water solution but I think I might give it a try.

My personal cleaning regimen begins with a rather liberal douching with Remoil at the range right after shooting.

Then a bath in soap water with the revolver's disassembled as you describe.

I use some brushes that I buy from Harbor Freight for a song. There are several different sizes. The smallest works well for the nipple holes in the cylinder and for the cylinder pin hole in the cylinder on a Remington.

The larger ones work real well for the barrel and chambers.

Then oil the parts down for reassembly as you show us in the video.

I wanted to end by renewing Bill's question about focusing your video.
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Old July 10, 2013, 01:47 PM   #5
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Like!!!

Well done!



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