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New revolver cleaning??

I just purchased my first revolver. It is a RIA M200 38special with 4" barrel.
My question is should I strip down to the works to clean a gallon of oil out of the gun? Can I us Rem action cleaner to get the lube out of everything? I ask this because of the Parkerized finish. I don't want to harm it.
Thanks for any information you can give me to get the revolver ready for the range. Butchb
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Old February 3rd, 2021, 05:05 PM #2
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If it was me, I would just take the grips off and wipe down what I could. Maybe hit it with compressed air to get excess oil out of the nooks and crannies if itís really drenched.

Parkerized finishes love oil and will soak it up. If you hit it with a degreaser, youíll probably be left with a chalky splotchy finish. Adding oil back usually fixes it right up.

I would run patches through the chambers and barrel before shooting as tool much oil in those locations is no bueno.
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You don’t need to get the lube out of everything on a new revolver. Wipe down the exterior and run it. It’ll need a drop of oil on the cylinder axis pin/ejector rod every once in a while and a drop of oil down into the hammer/trigger engagement surfaces every once in a while.
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Members above are spot on, the Parkerized finish is semipourus and will hold some of the oil forever, degreaser/stripper will make a mess that you will want to avoid. Run it, wipe the entire thing down occasionally with your favorite oil.
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Shoot it. I've never stripped a revolver down.....shoot it, wipe it down, hit the forcing cone and barrel a little and repeat. Done.
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I wouldn't clean the lubricants out of the revolver for a couple of reasons...they're intended to be there at specific contact points and for corrosion resistance. After enough age and rounds go through it an internal cleaning may be needed but that's about it. Make sure the barrel is free of grease buildup though.
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Whenever I get a new gun I just run a dry patch down the bore then blast away.
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New revolvers I run Breakfree (or one’s favorite lube) through the bore, chambers and dry patch. Then I put from one to a few drops of Breakfree at each opening, rotating parts, sliding points, hand, bolt, rachet areas, and cylinder lock up points. Then I cycle it some and wipe it down. On a DA revolver no disassembly, SA revolvers just a cylinder removal.

All my S&W revolvers have never been apart and don’t need it.
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Just make sure when you see Break Free, its not the powder blast cause I think that's the stuff that REMOVES the lube.
Too many videos out there where they mention break free and are using the powder blast or generic break cleaner and are cleaning out powder crud.
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Thanks for the replies! Firearm being delivered to my FFL today and I start my seven day wait. I'll inspect it today and be able to see how soaked it is. I'll be back with a picture once I take one and figure how to post it. Thanks again, Butchb
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