Revolver Cylinder Face Leading

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OU812 posted this 01 February 2021

Does powder coating eliminate leading in this area (cylinder face and forcing cone area).

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Boschloper posted this 01 February 2021

In my experience it may not eliminate it, but it sure does minimize it.  I have a 1959 vintage .357 Blackhawk that has a very rough (tool marks) forcing cone.  With wax lubed bullets, the lead really builds up in this area.  With Powder coat it stays very clean.

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OU812 posted this 02 February 2021

Thanks. I have a SW 686 that I love to shoot cast, but I did not like having to clean lead from cylinder gap area. Now it is time to powder coat some bullets using the tumble method.

Does color make a difference. Seems Red would expose problems easier, because it is easier to see.

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Boschloper posted this 03 February 2021

I have only used Eastwood Mirror Red. Spindrift in another thread lists several good and several not so good, all Eastwood products. 

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OU812 posted this 03 February 2021

If powder coating eliminates leading in revolvers, it sure would eliminate it in our rifles. Now I must try bumped powder coated rifle bullets. Sorry for being late to the game.

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