Always be certain the revolver is unloaded before cleaning. The revolver's ints mechanism can be lubricated without disassembly. A few drops of light oil rec mended as suitable for firearms, applied periodically about the various frame o ings, will work its way into the mechanism parts. The exterior of the revolver sh be cleaned with a solvent and then wiped with an oily cloth if the gun is to be stc Swab the bore and chambers with an oily patch, followed by a clean, dry patch not apply excess lubrication.
To clean the revolver after Tiring, swing the cylinder out and clean the barrel f the muzzle by running a cleaning rod with a solvent coated patch through the several times. A .38 caliber bronze wire brush attached to the cleaning rod should be pushed the full length of the bore several times. Again swab the bore with a sol coated patch. Then wipe the rod clean and, using a dry patch, swab the bore until clean. Examine the bore to be sure that no fouling remains. Repeat the above pr dure for each of the six chambers.
It is well known that some 357 Magnum cartridges with lead bullets tend to dej metal fouling in the chamber throats, in the forcing cone of the barrel (area) and ii bore. If 'leading' is noted in your revolver, clean it out before it builds up interferes with reliable functioning and accuracy. A special 'lead removing' clea tool (for bore and chambers) is available from gun stores.
Do not keep your revolver in a leather, fabric or canvas holster when it is sto These materials attract moisture, even though the holster may appear to be perfi dry.
At regular intervals, or when the revolver has been exposed to sand, water or o adverse condition, disassemble it and clean and oil it as described above. The R revolver's ease of disassembly and reassembly is designed to encourage proper m tenance. (See Lubrication Warning on Page 5.)
Was this article helpful?