Getting the carbon rings out

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delmarskid posted this 19 August 2017

Those dirty rings, you've tried scrubbing them out. You've tried rubbing them out. You've tried soaking them out, but you still have those dirty rings in your revolver cylinders from shooting .38's in your .357 or 44 specials in your .44 magnum. Well brothers and sisters I found something to get that stuff out that is actually easy and cheap. I over bell the case mouth of the longer of the cases for the aforementioned calibers until the flares rub in the cylinders. I push the little buggers in and out with a pencil or what not until the crust is gone. I'm sure somebody else is doing this because I ain't all that smart as to be the only one. I like to shoot 44 russians in mags or specials and they really leave a bunch as they are so short and the loads are light. 

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 20 August 2017

which reminds me ... a few years back a lot of the guys were using * general motors carbon-out?  top end cleaner ? * or something like that ... cheaper and better, they said .   i never needed any special tricks to clean my guns, so i never tried it .

ken

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Brodie posted this 20 August 2017

I always used a bronze brush on a drill.  Brodie

 

B.E.Brickey

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delmarskid posted this 20 August 2017

I've been using brushes and solvent but the solvent splatters out f the end of the cylinders and I hate that. I get the fouling that bakes on into a crust. I'm lucky that way.

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Ed Harris posted this 20 August 2017

At Ruger in Customer Service we used a chambering reamer having the edges backed off so that they wouldn't cut steel anymore, lubricated with Brownell's Do-Drill, and just scraped the fouling out.  Afterwards a good cleaning and chambers sparkled like new. 

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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Dale53 posted this 20 August 2017

I carry plastic bristle brush chamber brushes for the various calibers I shoot, in my pistol box. After shooting, while the revolver is still hot, I just run the brush in and out of the chambers. I shoot a LOT of .38 Specials in my .357's and this is effective, easy, and takes hardly any time or effort.

FWIW,

Dale53

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BigMan54 posted this 21 August 2017

I ain't got this problem as I shoot .38's in .38's & .357's in .357's. Same with .44spl & mag. I just load down the MAG cases. I've got enough of all. Still got 2000 .357 stamped MIDWAY & almost 1000 .44mag stamped MIDWAY too. Ever since PRESIDENT REAGAN changed mail order so we could buy BRASS & primers & such, I've been buying 50,100 or so cases every time I mail order something.

But to get back on track. When my kids & I used to shoot COWBOY, they used .38spl in my COLT .357 SAA & spaghetti replicas. After a match I would do sorta the same thing  as Dale53.

I'd pull out the cylinders, put them inside ziplock baggies, wrap my hand around them & scrub out the chambers with that a wire chamber brush dipped in BALLISTOL. Then seal the bags up. Kept from being messy & made for VERY EASY CLEANING later on.

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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Larry Gibson posted this 21 August 2017

I always used a bronze brush on a drill.  Brodie  

 

+1.   I let the chambers soak with Hoppe's #9 for a while Then use 1 caliber larger size bronze brush chucked in a drill, Cleans the rings right oujt and any fouling in the throats also.  I use a .375 rifle brush in .357 chambers, a .45 in a 44.

 

LMG

 

Concealment is not cover.........

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BigMan54 posted this 22 August 2017

I think BROWNELLS carries both bronze & stainless chamber brushes just for revolver cylinders. 

I had that problem with a NAVY ARMS #3 Schofield that I bought when they 1st came out. STARLINE started making those great cases in .45 S&W (Schofield). And I just had to use them for the Schofield loads. Of course after less than a 100rds of those short cases, there was no way I could shove a .45 Colt case in any chamber. So Big Foot BOB; the Gunsmith at "Walker '47" offered to make me another cylinder in .45 S&W. That way I could swap them out & never have to worry about fouled chambers. 'ol BOB was a real wiz. And a good friend too. He passed only a few years later. And wouldn't ya know it, some body stole that cylinder right off the bench at the range just about the time BOB passed. Probably the same SOB stole my 9mm cylinder 40yrs earlier.

So when I do shoot that SCHOFIELD, I pull the the cylinder & do the stick in the ziplock baggie thing with the CHAMBER brush. 

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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delmarskid posted this 23 August 2017

I'm going to try to remember the bag trick. I can put the revolver in the bag while I scrub the bore as well as the cylinder.

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BigMan54 posted this 23 August 2017

Works like putting a small plastic water bottle on the end of your rifle barrel to catch the dirty patches. 

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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