black powder revolvers

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Post by USMC69 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:43 pm

Just wondering if anyone has any experience, good or bad, with black powder revolvers. I'm interested starting with BP.
Something like this at Cabelas is what I'm looking at.

https://www.cabelas.com/product/shootin ... s?slotId=0



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Post by ARMARIN » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:14 pm

Need for a lot of cleaning
Black powder guns require more care than modern firearms. A Glock can shoot hundreds, if not thousands of rounds with only a light cleaning and maybe a bit of oil. Any black powder gun...not so much. You can go hundreds of rounds between cleanings with some pistols without issue. Do this with a black powder gun and your gun will turn to rust before your eyes. A complete and thorough cleaning is required after every shooting session to keep the gun in good shape. You need to disassemble the gun as much as possible for cleaning. For black powder revolvers, you'll need to take the cylinder out of the frame and the barrel, if possible (Colt percussion revolvers can be thusly disassembled) and clean every single spot possible as much as possible. Some people actually clean black powder revolver in their bathtubs. For pistols, dunk their black powder pistol in a bucket of water with a bit of soap..

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Post by 45bananas » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:06 pm

Yeah black powder is dirty shooting. Never heard of soaking in a bathtub though. In water???

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