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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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