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    Cleaning Lead From A Gun Barrel

    I thought I would post this, hope it's in the right area, but I just got some of the greatest advise for getting lead out of a pistol barrel.

    First, I should say, I tried Barnes Lead Remover and Shooters Choice Lead Remover, and this particular pistol had more lead than at least they could remove.

    After much research, I found the solution. Get a container, I used a quart water bottle, cut the top off and make sure that it was deep enough to stand my pistol barrel on end and have the level above it...

    Next, mix the container with 1/2 hydrodgen peroxide and 1/2 white vinegar. Stir well. Now insert your barrel inside the container and wait 20 minutes. You will see the lead bubble out of the barrel. I did this sequence 3 times (60 total minutes) and then I used the shooters choice lead remover, and I now have a barrel that looks like it's never been fired.

    I highly recommend this. I had tried everything to get the lead out... but nothing had worked... this "DOES WORK"... For all you guys that cast your own and roll your own... or for the guys that buy lead bullets... this should be a sticky!
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    Re: Cleaning Lead From A Gun Barrel

    Good Post!

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    Re: Cleaning Lead From A Gun Barrel

    I wonder if you could use wax or a rubber plug in the chambe and just fill up the barrel it would be really handy, you could then have a bottle of lead remover mix and then pore it into the barrel. I bet a little would go a long way.

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    Re: Cleaning Lead From A Gun Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by loghomeshooter
    I wonder if you could use wax or a rubber plug in the chambe and just fill up the barrel it would be really handy, you could then have a bottle of lead remover mix and then pore it into the barrel. I bet a little would go a long way.
    Yes this was one of the recommendations as well.... I had so much lead that I wanted a larger container and I swished the barrel around every 3 or 4 minutes.... barrel looks "pristine" now.
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    Re: Cleaning Lead From A Gun Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by mp3mogul
    Next, mix the container with 1/2 hydrodgen peroxide and 1/2 white vinegar.
    What percent solution Hydrogen peroxide?

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    Re: Cleaning Lead From A Gun Barrel

    Sounds like it's worth trying. Did you use it on an SS, or blued steel, or polymer? Wonder how it affects the finish?
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    Re: Cleaning Lead From A Gun Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by Laker
    Sounds like it's worth trying. Did you use it on an SS, or blued steel, or polymer? Wonder how it affects the finish?
    I'm gonna go out on a limb here, & assume it was the barrel from a semi-auto.
    If that was the case, it may not much matter what kind of pistol, stainless, blued, or polymer.

    Since the barrels are always made of steel anyway, I'm also assuming that he took the
    barrel out of the pistol for cleaning. Or perhaps he did clean the barrel of a wheelgun!
    And, last time I checked, they don't make polymer wheelguns!
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    Re: Cleaning Lead From A Gun Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by Crusty
    What percent solution Hydrogen peroxide?
    Oh sorry 3%, the standard bottle you buy at the store.
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    Re: Cleaning Lead From A Gun Barrel

    This was the barrel from an automatic and it was a stainless barrel. I have since read, this is not good on a blued barrel. If you can remove the barrel and it's stainles, or regular steel, you are good to go... but if the barrel is blued, it will remove the bluing... is what I read.
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    Re: Cleaning Lead From A Gun Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by locknload
    And, last time I checked, they don't make polymer wheelguns!
    i believe the ruger LCR has a polymer frame..

    not real fond of the idea my self though.
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