Fouled revolver

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by RocknRollLawya, May 9, 2009.

  1. RocknRollLawya

    RocknRollLawya New Member

    May 9, 2009
    I recently came into a Connecticut Valley Arms .44 revolver. However, it was fired about 15 years ago and NEVER cleaned. I gave it a healthy spray of rem oil hoping it would free up the parts but I still can't get he chamber cylinder off the frame, an dthe hammer won't cock back. It is compleely frozen. Any suggestions?
  2. army mp

    army mp Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    western Pa,
    .A Connecticut Valley Arms .44 is a cheap gun, unless you are going to make it into a wall hanger, I don’t think I would mess with it. If that’s the case you could take the grips off and soak it in a bucket of kerosene for a couple days. But if it was shot 15 years ago and not cleaned. Black powder is very corrosive. So the cylinder and barrel are probably pretty much shot.

  3. Freebore

    Freebore Active Member

    Apr 18, 2009
    Land of the Free
    I would suggest using Liquid Wrench (oil brand) and let it soak for a day or so.
  4. Angryisme

    Angryisme Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    New Jersey
    if none of those work.
    dunk it into brake fluid.
    no joke.
    submerge it for only a few hrs. you'll get guaranteed results.
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