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Recently purchased a sweet, early (611xx) K22 Masterpiece. My only complaint is that it really collects lead flash on the face of the cylinder. When I was a kid (many, many years ago), my dad and I used mercuric oxide to remove lead (no lectures,please!). Of course, this stuff is no longer available. Short of 0000 steel wool, what's really effective in removing this lead build-up :?:
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Soak the cylinder face in Kroil. It will get under the lead plating & loosen it. You should then be able to remove it with a stiff nylon bristle brush.

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Bruce-Thanks for the suggestion. I just happen to have a can of KROIL. Will soak overnite and scrub with an old toothbrush "next year" (tomorrow) :D
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Birchwood Casey makes a Lead Wipe Cloth that is a combination of coarse material and a mile abrasive. Pretty effective. I use it on the face of stainless cylinders and it removes lead flash, carbon and other black gunk.
 

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Sebago Son- Thanks for the tip. I've got Model 60's and '66's that could benefit from it but does this abrasive cloth affect affect a blued finish?
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So far, I've not seen any deleterious effects on Blued Steel.

I also use it in the bores and cylinders if leading is persistent.
 

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Watch yourself using the Lead Wipe cloth on a blued gun. Anything that is even mildly abrasive will eventually go thru the bluing, even Flitz. I would use all non abrasive methods before resorting to something like that.

Incidentally, Kroil will get under copper fouling also. Just soak a fouled bore for a day or two and see what can be brushed out of the bore.

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+1 on the Kroil. I mix it 50-50 with my Copper Solvent, soak down the bores of my Garands with a soaked patch, let it sit ten minutes, run a soaked brush through about five times, let it sit ten, run another soaked patch through. The copper comes out in strands sometimes, but it all comes out.
 
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