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Old 05-03-2012, 05:29 PM
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I am having a dirt problem. Residue is building up around the firing cone of my Model 64. I don't have this problem on the 617. Around the top, I scrub the solvent in with a toothbrush and thin metal brass brush. I then buff vigorously to get the residue off. I do the same at the bottom, but the marks remain. What am I doing wrong?

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Old 05-03-2012, 06:24 PM
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First thing that I would try is a different load or brand of ammunition. You might also want to have the gap checked. As far as cleaning it I like a little bit of brake cleaner followed up with a light coat of oil as it will dry the metal out.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:36 PM
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Can I take it to a local gunsmith for checking or should I send it back to S&W?

When you mention "brake fluid" do you mean car break fluid?

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The ammo that I used was the target ammo I bought at the gun range.
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There are no powders that will leave your gun perfectly clean, try some different ammo next time at the range and see if your results improve, tray a brass bore brush on that after soaking in solvent for a while. Be careful with scraping it with anything hard like steel you can leave scrathes. Maintaining firearms is a learning curve and there are many opinions on how to do so, find one that works for you.
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I believe cornfed83 was referring to a product like Brakleen, a volatile but non-flammable solvent that leaves no residue, not brake fluid, a hydraulic medium with little or no cleaning power. hth

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I have the same issues.
Nothings perfect, but I have at it with various combinations of:
KROIL
A brass pick/scraper (from Midway)
IOSSO cleaning paste scrubbed with a nylon M16 brush.
repeat as needed.
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I took the advice of a member here and use Mothers brand mag wheel polish...shines it right up.
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Hey go to this web site and purchase one of the lead remover polishing cloth. You can use it for like a year and it will remove almost all of the lead build-up on the cylinder face and around the forcing cone. It is awsome for revolvers. I have been using them for years and have only purchased like 4 of them.

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Brake cleaner like I said works very well at eating up carbon and built on gunk. I've used it for several years for everything from my wheel guns to M2 .50BMGs. However you need to make sure that you properly lubricate afterward as it will dry out your metal. All you need to do is spray liberally let it soak in for about a minute, scrub as necessary for amount of build up then repeat until you're all clean. After you have all the residue removed apply a coat of oil and rub it in with a rag.

I'm not an old timer but I've got a lot of time in the military, specifically in the infantry, and I've learned a lot of tricks for cleaning up as easily and as quickly as possible. Many of them I wouldn't recommend using on your Great-Granddaddy's SAA, but the brake cleaner won't hurt your stainless steel as long as you clean things up properly when you're done.
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