Wheel Guns!

In looking around my firearms collection, I realized that I have a lot of revolvers. How many? Well, we don’t need to get into all that but I in doing a file piece for Guns.com about how to clean a wheel gun, I was able to hit the high notes without even plumbing the depths of my safe.

This cross-section of wheel guns covers five manufacturers across three continents and includes a little bit of everything– but they can all generally be cleaned the same.

The spread includes a WWII British Enfield No.2 Mk I* in .38/200, a Colt Detective Special, Smith & Wesson Model 28 Highway Patrol in .357 Magnum, S&W 642 Airweight, a North American Arms .22WMR Mini Revolver and a 1970s Rossi M720 .44 Special.

The spread includes a WWII British Enfield No.2 Mk I* in .38/200, a Colt Detective Special, Smith & Wesson Model 28 Highway Patrol in .357 Magnum, S&W 642 Airweight, a North American Arms .22WMR Mini Revolver and a 1970s Rossi M720 .44 Special.

The neat thing about modern cartridge revolvers that use smokeless powder is that, in general, they can all be cleaned and maintained in roughly the same basic manner. This holds true for both single-action wheel guns and double, centerfire and rimfire, and those with removable, swing-out, or break-top cylinders.

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About laststandonzombieisland

Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

One response to “Wheel Guns!”

  1. Bob G. says :

    Nice array of revolvers! It’s great to see someone with a Rossi 720 (.44 Special). I think it’s a real sleeper of a carry revolver. I love mine!

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