How to Polish charge Holes?

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by davr101, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. davr101

    davr101 New Member

    Apr 22, 2009
    Is there a preferred way to polish the charge holes in revolvers? I have a Taurus 327 Federal Magnum that has less than smooth charge holes and I'd like to clean them up. Thanks in advance for your input.
  2. Diamondback

    Diamondback Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    Silver City, Oklahoma
    Are you refering to the chambers in the cylinder? If so, wrap 400 grit or finer around a dowel rod and gently turn it in the cylinders.

  3. Enfield

    Enfield New Member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Just to add don't be tempted to use any power tools, if you use a bit of dowel and spin it fast the holes will go oval. Just hand power and give it a good clean up afterwards as you don't want grinding dust getting into the gun.


  4. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Is the revolver having problems ejecting the brass?
    The rough surface may be fouling and just needs a good cleaning with a brass brush and powder fouling cleaner. (Hoppes no 9, gunslick foaming bore cleaner, etc).
    If the chamber walls are truly rough then here is
    a nice easy power tool friendly way without the risk of ovaling is to get a wood dowel that is about 1/8 in smaller than the chamber and make a cut on an end down the center about a half inch. using 600 grit sandpaper cut two 1 inch strips about 1/2 inch thick. Put the two strips back to back and slide them into the cut in the dowel. While lightly holding the sand paper strips in your hand turn the dowel clockwise to get the sand paper strips to wrap around the dowel. Chuck up the dowel in a drill and insert the end with the sandpaper in the chamber. turn on the drill on a slow setting and try to keep the dowel away from the chamber walls. While the dowel is spinning push the dowel back and forth like your honing a cylinder. only do it for about 10 seconds and check. Remove as little material as possible.

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