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Doug.38PR
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« on: February 07, 2018, 12:35:52 am »


Last time I shot pyrodex in my .45 new vaquero, I DILLIGENTLY for two hours scrubbed down that gun with soap, hot water and breakfree.   Especially the bore.    It was shiny and clean as a whistle.   That was back around halloween.
Pulled it out if holster yesterday, looked diwn tge bore and there was a dirty spot on a place in the bottom about an inch inside from the force cone.  
Bore snake dry
Hobbs bore cleaner with patch
Bore snake againagainagainagainetc.
Bronze bristle brush
Bore snake
Hobbs oil with patch pushed through
Bronze bristle brush
Patcg pushed through dry
Lewis Lead Remover Kit pulled through several times
Ajax soap desgreaser on patch pushed through
Wet cold water patch pushed through
Dry patch pushed through
Hobbs oil patch pushed through
Dry patch pushed through  

Several above repeated and scrubbed multiple times

End result.  Bore shiny and clean except that one little spot that has a light wrinkle discolored spot.  The spot seems even with the metal no burs sticking up.  Just a tad of pitting

Probably wonít affect the accuracy of the gun.  The gun is a workhorse but it just irritates me because I was so dilligent.  

Any other ideas?  
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 03:55:00 pm »

Last time I shot pyrodex in my .45 new vaquero, I DILLIGENTLY for two hours scrubbed down that gun with soap, hot water and breakfree.   Especially the bore.    It was shiny and clean as a whistle.   That was back around halloween.
Pulled it out if holster yesterday, looked diwn tge bore and there was a dirty spot on a place in the bottom about an inch inside from the force cone.  
Bore snake dry
Hobbs bore cleaner with patch
Bore snake againagainagainagainetc.
Bronze bristle brush
Bore snake
Hobbs oil with patch pushed through
Bronze bristle brush
Patcg pushed through dry
Lewis Lead Remover Kit pulled through several times
Ajax soap desgreaser on patch pushed through
Wet cold water patch pushed through
Dry patch pushed through
Hobbs oil patch pushed through
Dry patch pushed through  

Several above repeated and scrubbed multiple times

End result.  Bore shiny and clean except that one little spot that has a light wrinkle discolored spot.  The spot seems even with the metal no burs sticking up.  Just a tad of pitting

Probably wonít affect the accuracy of the gun.  The gun is a workhorse but it just irritates me because I was so dilligent.  

Any other ideas?  

yep  sell yr pyrodex cheap to someone ya dont like and get some real  gunpowder
same thing (similar anyways) happened to me twenty years ago with a muzzle loader rifle
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Doug.38PR
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 09:13:11 pm »

yep  sell yr pyrodex cheap to someone ya dont like and get some real  gunpowder
same thing (similar anyways) happened to me twenty years ago with a muzzle loader rifle


Iím looking for a place in Houston that has real black powder like Goex
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 01:11:50 pm »

i have to agree......get rid of the pyrodex. bought a can 35 yrs ago just to try it, and still have 3/4 lb left. hard to beat goex for every day shooting.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 02:37:16 pm »

Those are my results too. 
Hard to clean them up well enough to prevent corrosion.
I use Pyrodex in a brass "noisemaker" cannon only.

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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 08:32:59 pm »


AH YEP.  PLUS ONE to Greyhawk.   Grin   And anyone else says get rid of the PYRO.  If you have trouble finding BP go looking for either Black MZ or APP.

You may remember having seen it mentioned once or twice ..... Pyrodex ..... SUCKS!!  It's a corrosive rusting agent that also burns.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 09:18:49 pm »

Not to hijack anything but we are talking about gun damage. Has anyone gotten damage to their s/s guns from ebony grips? I installed ajax or eagle, don't remember which, checkered ebony grips on my s/s vaqueros after I got them and have developed damage to the grip frame from the grips. The guns were in some humidity at times as my safe was on my screened porch until it was enclosed.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 09:45:08 pm »

Not to hijack anything but we are talking about gun damage. Has anyone gotten damage to their s/s guns from ebony grips? I installed ajax or eagle, don't remember which, checkered ebony grips on my s/s vaqueros after I got them and have developed damage to the grip frame from the grips. The guns were in some humidity at times as my safe was on my screened porch until it was enclosed.

My vaquero grips are plastic or wood.  I have spanish rosewood grips on mine now.    I wanted to get some stag grips as well as SAAify the action but have had second thoughts since this rust appeared.   
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