View Full Version : Polishing the chambers of a .357

May 10, 2002, 06:08 PM
I have a Mateba which is a fun gun to shoot but it is a major pain getting the empties out. I suspect polishing the chambers would help a lot but I have never done this operation. I have all the tools to really muck up the job quite well so I am wondering what the thoughts are on the best way to perform this task is. I am quite willing to give Brownells more business.

George Stringer
May 11, 2002, 07:12 AM
Andabeer, Brownells sells a Flex-hone polisher for the .357 but you need to be careful if you go that route. These can remove metal rather quickly. Another little item the sell is a burnisher that is used by hand to polish chambers. Either will work well. George

May 12, 2002, 10:29 AM
George, do you need a drill press to use the Flex-Hone, or can you use an electric drill, and the appropriate oil? And also, how about a cylinder reamer, for opening up the mouths? -Thanx

George Stringer
May 12, 2002, 05:33 PM
They sell a special honing oil for use with the flex hone and it is designed for use with a hand drill. They also sell cylinder chamfering cutters for use by hand. George

James K
May 12, 2002, 10:07 PM
You might try a slotted dowel rod or a slotted cleaning rod tip and a strip of 600 grit emery paper (local auto supply). If you think 600 might be too much, you can start with 1000 grit.

This will work faster than the burnisher, but not as fast as a hone. But it is not as likely to get away from you as a hone.