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Title: Cleaning the Cap & Ball Revolver?
Post by: RMc on December 01, 2017, 05:21:40 pm
Here is one way to do it. What do you think?      :coffee

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nra/ar_201710/index.php#/50

Title: Re: Cleaning the Cap & Ball Revolver?
Post by: GeorgeHill on December 01, 2017, 06:59:15 pm
I start out with real hot water, maybe even some dish soap.  Then lots more hot water.  You want to get the corrosive salts out of there.  And the hot water melts out any build up of the heavier waxes and lubes. 
Windex, I've used it, and it's easier to work with than really hot water, but I don't think it cleans as well.   And the hot water evaps out fast.
Then I'll lube the crap out of it to make sure no bare metal is left exposed. 
Title: Re: Cleaning the Cap & Ball Revolver?
Post by: TimGerber on December 01, 2017, 08:45:23 pm
+1 on the hot water, dish soap, more hot water, and lube the heck out of it when dry. 

This method has worked for me for 20 years of shooting c&b revolvers.

Tim G
Title: Re: Cleaning the Cap & Ball Revolver?
Post by: First Shirt on December 01, 2017, 08:58:21 pm
I don't own a C&B revolver, but have some friends who do, and one of them (he's a little odd, so cut him some slack) just uses the little parts basket in the dishwasher, and, after removing the grips, runs the whole mess through on "auto-dry."  He says that as long as he gets them out while they're still hot, none of the parts will be rusted, and the oil soaks in a lot better then, anyway.  And they're really clean!