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Hi,

So i acquired a new 1894 csbl in 357 mag, took it out to the range, it shot spot-on. Brought it home and did a fairly simple cleaning, lever off, bolt out, used Hoppes 9 Foam and then added some Hoppes Lube afterward. I wanted to work the loading gate a bit, so i loaded it up and left the last round halfway out for the night in my safe. Next day went to unload it and the rounds were all green from corrosion, even the ones deep into the tube had some. it was factory ammo, hadn't been handled aside from my loading it the night before. Could some hoppes have gotten into the tube and if so, caused this? I never considered getting into the tube and wiping it, anyone had this happen?

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Stop using that Hoppes junk.
Yes the stuff got into the mag tube.
With the bolt out, use a 22 cal alum rod(it flexes)and wipe the mag tube with WD-40 or what ever else you have.
You also want to get rid of the POS plastic mag follower.
Get this SS one that's about half way down the page.
slicks mercantile

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No, your 357 magnum ammo is not corrosive. The hoppe's 9 reacted to copper from the bullet on the case. I use hoppe's 9 to clean the bore of my firearms, and if, the solution is, left in the bore running a patch the next day will sometimes result in the patch coming out a greenish/blueish color. A lot will depend on how much copper is left in the bore, depending on how many rounds are fired and the condition of the bore/rifling. At least that has been my experience with my firearms.
 
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