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I am thoroughly enjoying my S & W 617-6 but somewhat disappointed with the carbon that quickly accumulates and solidifies around the left hand side of forcing cone. Please, any suggestions on cleaning tips and ways to help reduce this carbon buildup would be greatly appreciated. The 617 is otherwise a well made firearm from my experience and fun to shoot.
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Welcome to S&W.

I pre soak patches with ATF...

If the carbon is real stubborn, will use a bit of carb cleaner......

All copper CHORE BOY with a bit of ATF does well....
 

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Welcome from the Texas Panhandle.
 

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Kano KROIL or Zep 45 , both are good penetrating oils that “ creep” into & underneath the fouling .
Letting the areas alone for a while after a few soakings works better . Sometimes time is your friend.
 

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Buy a lead removal cloth and cut small patches and rub, rub, rub. That will get it shiny clean both around the forcing cone and the "burn ring" around the end of the cylinder. Do not use pointed steel, like a dental pick. You will scratch the surface. Then wash your filthy hands thoroughly. (NO matter what color they were when you started, they WILL be black and filthy after using that lead removal cloth.)

What ammo are you using?
 
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