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After putting a couple hundred rounds through my revolver, there is quite a bit of powder build up on the front of the cylinder.

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  • After putting a couple hundred rounds through my revolver, there is quite a bit of powder build up on the front of the cylinder.

    After putting a couple hundred rounds through my revolver, there is quite a bit of powder build up on the front of the cylinder. I cleaned it right when I got home from shooting but nothing seemed to take it off. I use Hoppes No. 9 and it usually does the trick with a brass brush but not today. Any other products or tricks you would recommend?

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    I use lead remover cleaning cloth. I have one that is probably 30 years old, I think it was from Lyman. I also have one from Midway, Hoppe's, KleenBore and one from Belltown,Ltd, Kent, CT. Wipe lightly on the blue or case hardened finish. I have no idea what they are coated with but they work great.
    I have only used the first one so far. You can also cut off a size of a patch and use on a cleaning rod.
    I have also used clean K-1 and a nylon bristle brush that works well,

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    • #3
      Shooters' Choice makes a product called "Lead Remover" that comes in a small bottle.
      I have one in my cabinet that has never been opened because I have always been able to remove lead from the cylinder face with a bronze brush and Hoppe's No. 9.

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      • #4
        If you have an stainless revolver, you might just be seeing the carbon build-up rings on the face of the cylinder. You can clean them off, but they come right back next time you shoot. If it's smooth to a fingernail or probe, I wouldn't worry about them.

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        • #5
          They come back every time you shoot but if you want a nice clean look, use Flitz polishing paste. You will find that the Big 45 Frontier Metal Cleaner (google it) is a great investment for anyone who cleans guns too. In combination, they make short work of those burnt powder marks on revolvers.

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          • #6
            Use a nylon scrubbing pad and Rem Oil. Cheaper than all of the above, since you probably have both in your house. Works like a charm, but the rings will come back.

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