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what is the best way to clean cap and ball cylinders, i load 12 for a 6 stage match so i have 12 cylinders to clean after every match, do yall use sonics on your cylinders

 

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Put 'em in a shoe-box-sized plastic tub with some warm soapy water.

Don't remove the nipples.

Use an old toothbrush dipped in the soapy water to clean the outside surfaces and cylinder face & rachet ends

Set it nipple-end-down in the water and, 

Use one of these daubers to go up-n-down in the cylinder chambers.

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It will clean the walls & flush a bunch of soapy water thru the nipples.
Take out &, using a paper-towel-wrapped dowel, dry the cylinder chambers

It will get out the remaining residue.

Use a q-tip to get down by the nipples.  Just twirl it between two fingers.

Use a pipe cleaner to get any remaining fouling inside each nipple.

Wipe it down with a clean paper towel.

Hose down inside & outside with WD-40 & set on a paper towel to "dry"

Coat each chamber with ballistol or rem-oil or whatever you use to prevent rust.

Takes longer for me to type this than to actually do it.

Have fun!

--Dawg
 

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14 minutes ago, Burn Through said:

This is why I load between every stage only have two to clean . But everyone is different 

It's actually a lot easier to have the extra cylinders...also allows one to actually help run a posse.

 

;)

 

Phantom

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I have shot with and with out extra cylinders .

Having to load all day sucks. 

You can't participate with the Posse.

 

I would rather load all my cylinders at home and just cap on the range .

Visit with other Pards and help do posse duties .

 

As far as cleaning goes .

There is a Thousand different ways and find what works best for you and enjoy the process. 

 

Prairie Dawg already gave you the way most of us do it after years of trying different things .

If you love shooting Cap Guns .

It's just part of the process .

 

Really really try to enjoy it.

Rooster 

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Takes me 2-3 shooters to load my guns while checking shooters at the unloading table.

After that, I run the timer, spot, etc.

No Problemo.
After you've shot cap guns for a while, you can load quickly & efficiently, and then do your posse duties.
I went the 12 cylinder route for a coupla months years ago.

Didn't care for it.

But, as Rooster points out, there are lots of ways to do the cap gun thing, and most work well.

So, find what works best for you & go with it.

--Dawg

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12 minutes ago, Burn Through said:

well shoot I guess I ain't ben pullen my weight ..... It is true that two shooters go through while I.'m loading 

You can reload both revolvers in about 4 minutes?

 

Phantom

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19 minutes ago, Prairie Dawg, SASS #50329 said:

Takes me 2-3 shooters to load my guns while checking shooters at the unloading table.

After that, I run the timer, spot, etc.

No Problemo.
After you've shot cap guns for a while, you can load quickly & efficiently, and then do your posse duties.
I went the 12 cylinder route for a coupla months years ago.

Didn't care for it.

But, as Rooster points out, there are lots of ways to do the cap gun thing, and most work well.

So, find what works best for you & go with it.

--Dawg

 

Same for me. Reload in the span of 2 to 3 shooters and still have plenty of time to do posse chores.

 

 

18 minutes ago, Phantom, SASS #54973 said:

You can reload both revolvers in about 4 minutes?

 

Phantom

 

Yep.

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1 hour ago, Sedalia Dave said:

 

Same for me. Reload in the span of 2 to 3 shooters and still have plenty of time to do posse chores.

 

 

 

Yep.

It would be great to start a new thread on how to reload as fast as possible. Since I am just getting into this, I was thinking the paper cartridge route sounds easier than loose powder.

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Cholla -- You'll get better the more you do it.
You just develop a routine & then it goes fast-n-smooth

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1 hour ago, Prairie Dawg, SASS #50329 said:

Cholla -- You'll get better the more you do it.
You just develop a routine & then it goes fast-n-smooth


This ^^^^
 

@Branchwater Jack SASS #88854 did a very nice Video on the loading technique. 

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6 hours ago, Phantom, SASS #54973 said:

It's actually a lot easier to have the extra cylinders...also allows one to actually help run a posse.

 

;)

 

Phantom

I did both.  Never had the hankering to have spare cylinders.  After my turn shooting (hopefully 2nd or 3rd in line), I'd run the ULT.  

 

A quick wipe down and clean, then recharge the cylinders between Shooters that were clearing their weapons.  Sometimes the posse was big enough so someone would spare me from that duty,  and I'd then go help do something else.

 

As far as cleaning goes.... Murphy's mix of equal parts along with rubbing alcohol and Hydrogen Peroxide.  Never had an issue with build up.  Rinsed with clean water, dried and oiled with Balistol.  Never harmed the finishes.

 

Of course, this was back when I was shooting Frontiersman.  Nowadays, it's FC.  But I still use my Murphy's Mix.

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Always boiled water added soap Use water proof heavy duty dishwashing gloves  brushed the outside used bore mop in chambers creating a pump action as described by Prairie Dawg.  Rinsed in damn near boiling water.  As they got good and hot they dried nearly immediately.   Sometimes would pull nipples sometimes not.  If you do pull nipples use anti seize when re-installing

 

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