You should clean your revolver as soon after firing as possible so that the job will be easier and there will be less opportunity for corrosion to start. When your revolver has not be fired, clean it periodically; we
FIGURE 12B-'J CYLINDER REMOVAL
suggest once or twice a year in a temperate climate, or as often as once a month in a tropical climate. If you carry a loaded revolver, UNLOAD it and clean it at least once a month. If you get your revolver wet, clean it as soon as possible.
HOW TO CLEAN
A collector's revolver should only be wiped gently on the outside surfaces with a very soft dust-free cloth.
Others should be cleaned as follows:
The following cleaning procedure may be used both periodically and after firing; however, those items marked "*" are unnecessary for periodic cleaning.
Materials: Cleaning rod, cotton flannel patches (cut to fit snugly into the bore), a small tooth-brush, good quality light gun oil, *gun cleaning solution, and a brass wire bristle bore cleaning bush. NOTE: In freezing conditions (below 32°F or 0°C) avoid the use of oil for lubrication; instead, apply a dry lubricant sparingly.
A CLEANING PROCEDURE:
Was this article helpful?