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Chamber Leading

What is the best way to clean the lead out of the chamber. The 1894 357 chamber will not let a 357 length cartridge seat. I have used the copper scrub pad on the cleaning rod, and this removed some, but not all. I have not broken the gun down and tried form the chamber end, which is probably the best. I know this has been done many times, so someone has the answer, no cense in reinventing the wheel.
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Re: Chamber Leading

Is that build up from shooting .38s in that chamber? If it is, you might try chambering a spent .357 case in there to scrape it out.
 

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Yes, it is chamber buildup from 38's. I thought about pushing the hull in. I will do ahead and and see what happens.
 

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Re: Chamber Leading

I forced the spent 357 caseing into the chamber, seemed to work. I will break the gun down and finish cleaning the chamber from the receiver end.
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Re: Chamber Leading

And some folks say that it don't happen when shooting 38s in a 357.

Glad you're getting it cleaned out.
 

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Re: Chamber Leading

If all else fails, use a "Lewis Lead Remover", available from Midway Brownells, Missouri Bullet supply, and others.

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Re: Chamber Leading

I used a copper cleaning pad cut up and wrapped around a bore brush. Cleaned all the residue, 357 round chambers very easily.Thanks
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XB40, I don't know if you reload, but what I do is to light load 357 ammo which takes care of the problem before it starts. I don't bother with 38 Special ammo. If you don't reload, Cowboy Action Shooting ammo in 357 works well for light loads too.

Just curious, XB40 = B-17 variant?
 

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Re: Chamber Leading

Chuck a short section of cleaning rod in a cordless drill with a .375 rifle or .40 pistol brush on it. It makes short work of the crud ring.
 
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