Above Photo: Uberti Hartford Model 32-20 Courtesy of the late Tom Ellington, affectionately known as Tripple T Cowboy Shooter. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this video is to provide the novice gun owner with a helpful guide to cleaning a revolver. ALWAYS keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Be sure the gun is unloaded before cleaning. If your gun has missing parts, missing screws or jammed ammunition, make the gun as safe as possible and take it to your local gunsmith. INCLUDED IN THIS TUTORIAL Videos topics: Cleaning a Smith & Wesson Model 60.38 caliber revolver Choosing gun cleaner/lubricants Choosing gun cleaning tools Diagram and quiz identifying gun parts Cleaner/lubricant information and quiz Gun cleaning tools quiz Final gun cleaning quiz with timer for self-assessment Tutorial Producer: Joyce Huster Narrator: Eugene Loche Gunsmith: Frank Casella, F and D Gunsmithing
SMITH & WESSON.38 SPECIAL GUN PARTS QUIZ FUN Study the labels on the left. Click Start when youre ready. Click ? to match the gun part with the flashing boxes. Muzzle Trigger Hammer Chambers Barrel Cylinder Ejector Rod Cylinder Release Latch Hammer Start Barrel Muzzle Cylinder Ejector Rod ChambersTrigger ? ?
Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber Ballistol Shooters Choice Break Free Q20 There are dozens of cleaners/lubricants on the market. Choose one that suits you. Click for link to video
Super-Cleaning Solvent Safe For Most Gun Finishes High-pressure aerosol spray cleaner/degreaser blasts out caked dirt, oil, grease, fouling, and other gunk without disassembly of the gun Helps prevent jams and malfunctions caused by dirty mechanisms without time-consuming field strip operations Extension tube directs spray into tight crevices in actions, gas ports, and trigger mechanisms Synthetic-safe specially formulated not to attack wood, rubber, laminate, multi-color camo patterns, or molded-in colors – perfect for polymer- framed pistols Air dries immediately and leaves no residue (Brownells, Inc., 2013).
(Tong, 2013) The World's Most Useful and Environmentally Friendly Lubricant! Cleans and dissolves traces of copper, lead, brass, zinc, and tombac. Lubricates and protects firearms, lock, stock and barrel. Forms a film that protects against rust. Will never gum-up or harden. Ideal for pistol grips, and rifle stocks. Removes residue from corrosive ammo. (The Washington Trading Company, Inc., Ballistol USA, 2013)
(Brownells, Inc., 2013). Removes Gilding Metal, Lead, Plastic & Powder Fouling Dissolves bullet jacket and lead fouling, plus powder/carbon and plastic shotgun wad residues in just one step. No need for separate bore cleaner and oil. Shooters Choice also removes rust and corrosion and serves as a lubricant. Do be careful, it can damage stock finishes on contact. Will soften epoxy bedding materials or discolor nickel plate if left in contact with them. (Brownells, Inc., 2013).
Outstanding, All-In One, Cleaner & Lube A super cleaner, lubricant, preservative containing Teflon and other specialized chemicals. Penetrates and displace corrosion, dirt, firing residue and water better than ordinary solvents. Keeps on working after application as a fantastic lubricant that grit cant adhere to; coated parts actually become self-cleaning. Guns and parts treated and cleaned with it re never degreased – so theres no chance of rust forming. In lab tests, Break-Free removed 98% of all firing residue and withstood over 100 hours in a 5% salt spray test with no evidence of corrosion. Provides lubrication at temperatures from -65 degrees F to +475 degrees F, without gumming up or breaking down. (Brownells, Inc., 2013).
Q20 boasts an advanced technical formula; it is ozone friendly and does not contain flammable propellant gases. The unique selling point of Q20 is the fact that it has a gravity of 1.153 compared to water and therefore will get underneath any existing moisture to lube and protect. Q20 is silicone free (QMAXX Products Group, 2013).
Stop Watch Scale Thermometer Speedometer Odometer Distance Temperature Elapsed Time Weight Rate of Travel MATCH THE CLEANER/LUBRICANT TO ITS DESCRIPTION Strong Lubricant/cleaner will damage gun stock Environmentally friendly Gets under water-silicone free Super cleaning high pressure aerosol Q20 BLUE Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber Ballistol Break Free Shooters Choice Bore Cleaner All-in one cleaner lubricant Click on the product name to match with description on right.
Cleaning rod with brush Cleaning rod with cotton patch Toothbrush Cotton swabs Dental pic Wire brush Cotton patches Small screwdriver with multiple bits Bore snake Click for link to video Inexpensive tools are easy to find at your local sporting goods store.
Do you remember all the tools you will need? Try to complete a list of tools like the one on the right. Good Luck! A Tools Cleaning rod with _______________ ________________________________ Click to See Answers brush cotton patch Toothbrush Cotton swabs Cotton patches Dental pic Wire brush Small screwdriver and bits Safety goggles Latex gloves
ALWAYS REMEMBER: Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Be sure the gun is unloaded before cleaning. If your gun has missing parts, missing screws or jammed ammunition, make the gun as safe as possible and take it to your local gunsmith. Click for link to video
Congratulations! Youve completed the entire tutorial. Now its your turn to clean your own revolver. Your goal is to completely clean and reassemble your gun in 20 minutes. Use the timer….Ready? Good Luck! Before you set the timer: 1.Unloaded your gun 2.Checked it for loose or missing parts 3.Assembled all your tools and cleaners. (Online-Stopwatch.com 2013)
References Washington Trading Company, Inc., Ballistol USA. (2013). The world's most useful and environmentally friendly lubricant. Retrieved from http://www.ballistol.us/ Tong, D. (2013). Ballistol, The World's First "CLP". Retrieved from http://www.ballistol.us/ Brownells, Inc.. (2013). Birchwood Casey - Gun Scrubber. Retrieved from http://www.brownells.com/gun- cleaning-chemicals/solvents-degreasers/solvents/gun-scrubber-prod25951.aspxhttp://www.brownells.com/gun- cleaning-chemicals/solvents-degreasers/solvents/gun-scrubber-prod25951.aspx Brownells, Inc.. (2013). Break Free. Retrieved from http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleaning- chemicals/oils-lubricants/lubricant-protectant-oils/break-free-clp-prod1683.aspxhttp://www.brownells.com/gun-cleaning- chemicals/oils-lubricants/lubricant-protectant-oils/break-free-clp-prod1683.aspx Brownells, Inc.. (2013). Shooter's Choice Bore Cleaner. Retrieved from http://www.brownells.com/gun- cleaning-chemicals/solvents-degreasers/bore-solvents/shooter-s-choice-bore-cleaner-prod25953.aspxhttp://www.brownells.com/gun- cleaning-chemicals/solvents-degreasers/bore-solvents/shooter-s-choice-bore-cleaner-prod25953.aspx imfdb (2013). Smith & Wesson Model 36/38. Retrieved from http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_36_/_38 http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_36_/_38 Online-Stopwatch.com. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.online-stopwatch.comhttp://www.online-stopwatch.com QMAXX Products Group. (2013). Q20. Retrieved from http://qmaxxproducts.com/about.htmlhttp://qmaxxproducts.com/about.html