cylinder cleaning

cylinder cleaning

Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 2:27 pm

May 13th, 2015, 11:08 pm #1

In light of the barrel leading posting, how often and how diligently do people clean the cylinders? Completely spotless? what usually are the trouble signs when it's time to clean?
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Joined: August 28th, 2013, 9:41 pm

May 17th, 2015, 9:19 pm #2

I clean mine every time I use it
Signs of trouble are when a 357 round won't chamber in the cylinder mostly
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Joined: January 22nd, 2012, 7:12 pm

May 20th, 2015, 1:11 am #3

In light of the barrel leading posting, how often and how diligently do people clean the cylinders? Completely spotless? what usually are the trouble signs when it's time to clean?
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Most often I see a shorty brass brush being run through the cylinders prior to each match, and before the NMC portion. Just to clean out powder residue, etc.
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Joined: January 26th, 2014, 5:18 am

May 24th, 2015, 7:57 am #4

I run a bronze brush through prior to each match, more to rub any loose lead away than to clean it spick and span. Theoretically any case should fall into the chamber, if your ammo is full length sized, I'd be worried if any of mine didn't, even my tight cylinder.

I'll get in with the Lewis lead remover prior to a big competition when then I will ensure that it is factory clean, cylinder, forcing cone and barrel. Hell, I've even been known to run a brush over the sights to get rid of built up sight black etc I do hate those growths that happen when you hit prone to find that there are things hanging off the side of the front sight that shouldn't be there.
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Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 2:27 pm

May 25th, 2015, 3:29 am #5

great information guys, thanks.
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July 12th, 2015, 6:52 am #6

In light of the barrel leading posting, how often and how diligently do people clean the cylinders? Completely spotless? what usually are the trouble signs when it's time to clean?
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I brush the cylinder when it needs it, that is normally every 1k or so with coated lead wadcutters.
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Joined: August 28th, 2013, 9:41 pm

February 5th, 2016, 3:29 pm #7

great information guys, thanks.
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