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Old 08-10-2018, 12:38 PM
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Know this topic has been beat to death over the years, but I can't find any recent exchanges on this issue that would address today's best solution. Got a vintage Model 10 in pristine condition EXCEPT for carbon deposits in the bluing around the forcing cone. Since I consider this Model 10 a collector and not a shooter, I'd like its bluing to be as flawless as possible. Suggested products and work bench tactics?


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soak in hoppe's a bit and then brush with a bronze brush until you see the golden bronze color covering the cylinder front. You don't have to be too gentle as the bronze bristle brush will not hurt the blue. Wipe of with Hoppe's, dry, apply coat of Ballistol and Voila!
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Thanks. Good info. You use the basic Hoppe's or something called Hoppe's Elite?
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Good 'ole Hoppe's No. 9..

My dirty blue 22's come clean like new..
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Search the term " Ed's Red Bore Cleaner recipe " download it , go to walmart and get the four ingredients ( cost about $20.00 to make 1 gallon ) mix up a batch , soak the cylinder in it for an hour or two and scrub the crud off with a toothbrush....works like a charm.
And now you have a good general purpose gun cleaner . I keep some in a Windex Spray bottle for easy spray application...try it .

Hoppe's Elite is good , no offensive smells but it's pricey....them little bottles go fast.
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Thanks, all. Just what I had expected from S&W Forum members.

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