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Old July 2, 2019, 10:05 AM   #26
Jim Watson
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I don't know about a revolver, but period rifles are designed right.
A friend routinely cleans his Shiloh Sharps' bore and occasionally the breechblock.
He finally got around to taking off the lock to see what had crept in under the lockplate.
Nothing, it was as clean as new.
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Old July 3, 2019, 09:25 AM   #27
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Me too!

When I first purchased a black powder gun I too was not at all comfortable using water to clean a firearm.
Like all the rest of ya'll I learned that nothing works better than good old H20 and soap.
I do a final rinse with boiling water to get the metal good and hot, evaporation takes care of that last little bit of water that is hiding. A wee bit of oil and I am done.
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