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I have a Raging Bull and shot about 1300 rounds of .44mag (95% reloads) thought it, I usually clean it after every shooting session, but I never disassembled it… how often does it have to be done (taken apart for cleaning)?

I have to admit I don’t even know how to do it :-[ (it's my first revolver), how do you remove the cylinder? I heard you need to slip the grip off first…can anyone post some instrustions?


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I don't know about this particular revolver, but most revolvers have the front-most screw on the right side going deep into the frame to secure the cylinder-crane assembly. Try backing it out and then the crane and cylinder will slide forward off the frame.

Here's my rule of thumb: If the cylinder spins freely on the crane, it probably doesn't need any internal cleaning. If it's gritty or draggy, it does.

If you proceed carefully, you can disassemble crane, cylinder, and all the internal parts -- lay them out in order, very carefully.

But you can also look up various disassembly diagrams and instructions on the Net with Google.

And yes, after 1300 rounds, it probably needs a good cleaning.

Most people say not to go any deeper into the gun if you're not a gunsmith.
 

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I was poking around the web and AGI has a dvd out for taurus revolvers for 39.95 which if you want to know how to do everything except forge a revolver yourself is a good buy.
 

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I was trying to be cheap and not buy that DVD! I also saw it on Ebay for 29.99... I will most likely pick up that DVD unless there happens to be a really comprehensive website that I don't know about.
 

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Be carefull when you take out the Side Plate Screw that holds in the cyl. crane Assy. Some Mdl. have a spring in there. It sucks when you drop it. If you are cleaning your gun outside on the picknick table it realy sucks.
 

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One thing on the Taurus when pulling the side plate, at least on mine, there is a spring and plunger in the sideplate that bares on the cylinder hand (thing that turns the cylinder). You have to watch not to have that shoot out of the sideplate and get lost on disassembly and you have to assemble it with the hand in the sideplate and install as a unit on the frame. It's a bit of a pain compared to my M10 Smith. I don't take the sideplate off unless I think I HAVE to. I haven't pulled the trigger assemblies out of my Rugers, either, except the SP101 to install an aftermarket trigger return spring. I pull the cylinder, clean up the gun externally, and shoot lube down in the hammer and into the action, good 'nuf. :D
 

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If you don't know what you are doing, do not disassemble your firearm. My former police partner and personal gunsmith, gets 3-4 customers every year who come to him with a box of gun parts that need reassembling. I was one of them. :???:

Your owner's manual will tell you what you need to do to clean it. If you don't have a manual, you can most likely order one from the gun maker.


 

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I've had my 605SS for nearly a year now and have carried it everywhere my CPL allows, in a pocket, pancake or paddle holster. I've had it in my pocket while cutting wood, in a pancake holster for nearly 1000 miles on horse back, in an open top coat pocket with hay chaff and wood particles, etc. Shot about 500 rounds through it this year. It's been used but not abused. Never been cleaned either. It's still as crisp as the day I got it, no stickyness or drag. No rust even after spending a lot of time in direct contact with my sweaty self. I normaly keep my guns clean and pristine but wanted to see how normal carry would affect a revo. It's a practical torture test that will be over when I get to a shop that has a good set of gunsmithing screwdrivers. I'll take pics and post them when I get the technology to do so.
 

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As a newbie, I've got an even more fundamental question. What is a good way to clean a Taurus Tracker SS revolver barrel? I've seen everything mentioned, including brass brushes, patches over a nylon bore brush, bore gel, bore cleaner, solvent gun cleaner, metal polish, etc. I am currently using a solvent (Outers) and a brass brush after every time I shoot, but am open to something different. I have some Remington Bore Cleaner on hand, but I don't know if that is to be used standalone or after I clean with solvent. You guys probably do this on auto pilot, but I'm really new at this.
 

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I looked at this and was going to order one. Then I noticed I was dealing with Midway!! The Bore Snake cost $10.99, the cost of shipping and handling $11.31!!! That is outrageous!!! But, that did included the $3.00 fee imposed just for taking your order.
 

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desertdad said:
As a newbie, I've got an even more fundamental question. What is a good way to clean a Taurus Tracker SS revolver barrel? I've seen everything mentioned, including brass brushes, patches over a nylon bore brush, bore gel, bore cleaner, solvent gun cleaner, metal polish, etc. I am currently using a solvent (Outers) and a brass brush after every time I shoot, but am open to something different. I have some Remington Bore Cleaner on hand, but I don't know if that is to be used standalone or after I clean with solvent. You guys probably do this on auto pilot, but I'm really new at this.
I still clean my Tracker that way, although now i use a cleaner/lube..
http://www.steelshieldtech.com/
this stuff works great..
You are doing fine that way, of course, there is always better ways.
i am always on the hunt in here for ways to improve.
the way you are cleaning is a pretty standard thing.. ;)

PS.. i will get a bore snake soon, i have heard that they work really good, especially when you are at the range
 

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Do you own this video, or have you seen it? I would like to learn more about it before shelling out $30-$40 bucks. I have seen a couple of the AGI videos that did not impress me, but they weren't dealing with disassembly of specific firearms.

Ace said:
I was poking around the web and AGI has a dvd out for taurus revolvers for 39.95 which if you want to know how to do everything except forge a revolver yourself is a good buy.
 
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