“Methods and Procedures”
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To learn the methods, procedures,
use of tools and materials to safely
and properly perform the task of
cleaning a revolver.
Ammunition must not be present
The gun must be unloaded
The action must be open
Avoid eating, drinking or smoking while cleaning
Make the cleaning area is properly ventilated.
After cleaning firearms wash hands and face before
eating or drinking.
 Remove
powder residue
 Remove
 Protect
the Gun from rust, corrosion and
 Ensure
sure the gun will function properly
 Soft
 Cleaning rod
 Cleaning rod
 Cloth patches
 Small brush
 Bore cleaner
 Gun oil
Gun Cleaning Kit. [Online image] Available November 9, 2012
Tie an old sock or rag
around the rear cylinder
opening. This will
protect the revolver
from damage when the
bore brush gets pushed
through the barrel.
Revolver [Online image] Available November 9, 2012.
Match your bore brush to the
bore of your barrel and dip
you’re the bore brush in the
cleaning solvent.
Feed the bore brush through the
barrel of the gun.
Allow the bore brush handle will
naturally twist in your hand as it
follows the rifling inside the barrel.
Make sure the bore brush goes all the
way through the barrel, exiting at the
other end. Then come back through
the barrel in the opposite direction.
Take a cleaning patch and dip it in
cleaning solvent then feed it all the
way through the barrel of the gun.
Repeat with a dry patch until the
patch does not show residue from the
Using a soft brass brush clean around the
muzzle of the gun; then, using a little
cleaning solvent, clean the rear cylinder
Using the brush again and some cleaning solvent, brush the cylinders,
both outside and on the ends.
Continuing to clean the extractor rod with the brush and solvent.
Clean both the front side then push it out and clean the star and rod
between the cylinders.
Using the bore brush and the
cleaning solvent, clean each of the
cylinders in the same fashion that
you cleaned the barrel.
Remember to go all the way through
on each side.
Use the cleaning patches in the same manner as you did with the
barrel, taking the first patch and dipping it into the cleaning
solvent before feeding it through the individual cylinders.
Use two or three clean patches to get out excess residue.
Using a clean cloth, use a small amount of gun oil and cover all
exterior areas of the gun with the exception of the hand grips.
Gun Oil [Online image] Available,November 11,
Wipe off any excess oil with a clean rag then polish up the gun
with a silicone gun cloth. Continue to wipe until only a slight
amount of oil can be visible on the gun.
Follow Proper Safety Guidelines
 Purpose of cleaning a gun
 Use of tools and materials
 Methods and procedures
 General health and hygiene

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