Mysterious Stranger Posted March 19 Share Posted March 19 Is it normal to have to clean a SAA replica revolver after 80 shots (using smokeless powder, not blackpowder)? I'm asking because I fired 95 shots at the range yesterday. The revolver performed as expected for 85 shots. But it would not easily cock on the last 2 cylinderfulls (shots 86 to 95) until I first removed and refitted the cylinder in order to be able to cock the revolver. presumably, the removal and re-installation of the cylinder each time cleared out a bit of the fouling and allowed the firing of the 5 cartridges in the cylinder. The cylinder to forcing cone gap on this revolver is .006 inch. The powders being used were Titegroup (the first 60 shots) and Trail Boss (the last 35 shots). The velocity being fired varied, as most of the shots fired were a ladder test, but ranged from 634 fps to 836 fps, with the powder load ranging from 3.2 to 4.2 grains for TiteGroup, and then a steady diet of 4.1 grains of Trail Boss for the last 35 rounds. The cylinder "ratchet" on the rear (sorry, I don't know the correct name for it), the cylinder pin, and both of the moving parts in the frame, were lubricated with white lithium grease when the handgun was last cleaned. So, is this normal? And, is 80 shots a typical limit before cleaning is required, or is this low or high for a Uberti-made Cimarron Model P Peacemaker replica? Jim G Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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