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How to Clean Your Black Powder Cap-and-Ball Revolver

Clean Your Black Powder Cap-And-Ball Revolver

How do you clean black powder cap-and-ball revolvers?

Those old-school revolvers using corrosive black powder need special care. YouTuber mark3smle demonstrates how he cleans his cap-and-ball revolvers.

Your black powder weapons are an investment that you must take care of. This is especially true of cap-and-ball revolvers.

Regular gun solvents made for smokeless powders will not cut the corrosive gunk that black powder creates. Your best friend is hot water and a scrub brush. After your thorough cleaning is complete, inside and out of all the nooks and crannies, hit that weapon with a good coating of oil to prevent rust.

YouTuber mark3smle’s black powder cap and ball revolver cleaning techniques are simple and quick. Use these tips to keep your old-school sidearm in good shooting order.

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How to Clean Your Black Powder Cap-and-Ball Revolver