I shot with some buddies last week. One guy had a really neat H&R Sidekick 10 shot, .22lr DA revolver. It was stainless steel. It was really covered with carbon around the cylinder. cylinder face, etc. I asked him if he minded if I took his gun home with me and gave it a good cleaning. Of course he jumped at the chance.
I gave it a good overnight soaking in Ballistol hoping this would dissolve some carbon. It worked ok, then I got out some Carbon Cutter, same result. There was allot I just couldn't get off.
I love stainless guns but cant stand the burnt on carbon look. Some guys like it, makes them look like proshooters, love the patina look.
Anyway, I'm looking at a stainless 1911 and wonder , those of you are anal OCDC like me, how do you maintain your stainless guns to keep looking new.
I watched Hickok .45 on YouTube and others, just wondered what all you other OCD members do beside by blued guns.
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