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Thread: To grease or not to grease c/b revolver

  1. #41
    Boolit Master
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    I had a 58 rem. replica when a teen , I used all kinds of lube over the balls , fired it without to and that is the only times I experienced chain fires , I have used number 10 caps and squeezed down and pinched them since I wanted no misfires , I am of the opinion try both methods for yourself and see which you prefer or which one you have or do not have chain fires with.

    Have only one rem. replica now a 36 caliber I bought from a gunshop and have never shot , I prefer my colt replicas , and use a home made lube . There have been may threads on this and never seen a agreement yet , so do it how you like to.

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    I really thank all who replied. At the present my thoughts run to using some kind of home made wad, probably cut with a 45 colt case. I have several sheets of 1/16" beeswax that I may try.
    Last edited by Gaseous Maximus; 05-19-2020 at 02:47 AM.
    Oklahoma. Quite possibly the reddest state in the U.S.A. 77 counties, 2 elections, and not a single one went for B.O. Uh make that 3 elections, we didn't care much for Hillary either.

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    Grease it . I don't use wads .
    Grumpy Old Man With A Gun....... Do Not Touch !!

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    Boolit Bub
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    When I was young, my father had an original Remington .44. I fired it quite a bit without grease. I also experienced chain fire a couple times. Very impressive. I always wondered why it only fired five cylinders and never the bottom sixth.

    (That gun's mine now along with a couple .36s and a .31)

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check