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Old 05-22-2020, 10:39 PM
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Default Cleaning a black powder pistol

Wow. I donít know if Ive ever seen a more debated topic. Ive probably come across 10 different ways of cleaning. Windex, ballistol, vegetable oil, hot water only, soapy hot water, put it in the disk washer, put it in the oven, I even found one article that said it was bad to use water.
What have you guys found is the best way to clean your BP pistols????


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Old 05-22-2020, 10:51 PM
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I use very hot dish soapy water. I remove the wood grips and the cylinder. Use a bore brush for the barrel and cylinder, then I brush everything with an old tooth brush. A tooth pick, end of a pipe cleaner, or a pick for the nipples would help too. Dry thoroughly and spray Ballistol and wipe down. The key is hot water that will bring the metal parts up to temp and assist in the drying process. I always remove my nipples to apply a new coat of oil in the threads to avoid the nipples from seizing.
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Ballistol is a water oil emulation, where the water dissolves salt residues, then leaves an oil film to block out moisture and oxygen.

This particular Ballistol product is optimized for black powder residue clean-up and protection: http://www.ballistol-shop.de/Robla-B...r_B-S_280.html
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Hot water always the best way. Remove the grips, immerse in water and scrub away. I usually remove the nipples and as has been stated, apply grease to threads before re-installing.

Soak in Ballistol and wipe away excess.
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Old 05-23-2020, 7:47 AM
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Whatever way you do it

Don't be in a hurry to go an soon
You're going to be cleaning for a While .......
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One thing everyone agrees on is that you canít leave it dirty for to long. The sooner you clean it the better


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