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Old January 13th, 2017, 07:15 AM   #1
 
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Brand new GP100 dirty/rusty?

Hey guys I am new to revolvers and this forum

I bought my first revolver a few days ago, a Blued 6" GP100.

I am going out to the range to shoot it for the first time tomorrow and decided to clean it today just to pass time.

Well it turns out it was fairly dirt inside the bore and cylinder, I took a few passes with patches& solvent to get it to finally come out clean, I then put some Hoppes oil on a patch and ran it through once to lubricate it. I would think revolvers should be fairly clean since they are only fired once at the factory IIRC. Anyone else experience this?

Also, I believe there is a little rust forming on the muzzle and inside the bore. It looks like some orange/bronze fading inside the bore. I am storing it inside the original case inside a padded safe. with the case a little open to let the air breathe. Not sure if it was already there when I bought it, but I just noticed while cleaning.



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Old January 13th, 2017, 07:21 AM   #2
 
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The ones I've bought new usually had a coating to prevent rust. I always clean a new gun before taking it to the range. Also if the place you bought it from has a range attached then someone may have tried it out. The shop should have cleaned it if that was the case.
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My new Ruger Redhawk 44 Mag Backpack snubby was very dirty and had a dye on the inside face of frame. Asked Ruger what was up as the pin in the trigger was not machined correctly and got a new one. Was told they do shoot a whole cylinder with a dirty powder as they were getting complaints the gun was too clean and people did not think it had been tested. That is what I was told but they also have a rust inhibitor applied and always clean it up before shooting the first time. The 44 mag is the only new Ruger I bought that was filthy. The 44 special and the Mark IV were very clean.
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I would have it cleaned sonically first.
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I have bought new guns that were incredibly dirty. Manufacturing debris, fouling from test firing, and preservative greases are all likely present. Clean her up and have fun at the range. Welcome to the forum. We love shooting our revolvers and discussing it here. Post up a range report when you can.
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I have bought new guns that were incredibly dirty. Manufacturing debris, fouling from test firing, and preservative greases are all likely present. Clean her up and have fun at the range. Welcome to the forum. We love shooting our revolvers and discussing it here. Post up a range report when you can.
^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^

I've bought new and used guns that I was afraid had corrosion and in every case it turned out the corrosion was just powder residue. OP, clean and shoot your revolver and I am imagining you will come home with a smile.
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I have to agree with the other posts that what you're experiencing is normal. Check out how to take out the trigger group as well. It would not hurt to learn now because from time to time you have to clean that out. Be careful not to move anything when you get it apart. The springs and plungers will go flying. I think you're going to enjoy that gun. They are fun to shoot.
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That's a nice first revolver ! Congrats on it & we must have pics someday.

As others have said here, always best to clean before (and after).
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New revolvers usually have a preservative coating and I've noticed with all gun manufacturers they don't do a really good job at cleaning them when they leave the factory.
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I always felt a good dealer cleans all guns when they go on the counter. New Internet guns usually come via distributor to the Internet store and then on to the buyer, and are never opened after leaving the factory. 22's from Ruger usually had 2 used casings.
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My GP was very dirty inside when I bought it.
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Congratulations on your new GP100! I own its predecessor, the Security Six in a 6" S/S. The best solution to correct any problems with your new revolver is to take it to the range and put an inordinate amount of ammo through it. When you're done give it a thorough cleaning and any bore problems will be resolved. And you'll have a sweet memory of shooting one of the finest revolvers ever made. Enjoy your new gun!
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When my handguns are in the safe, I keep them in BoreStores - not the original cases. Borestores are silicon treated fleece type bags that absorb moisture and let the gun breath. Borestores is a brand but other companies make similar products. Coupled with proper cleaning I have never had a rust issue. Store my long guns in the same fashion.
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I ordered my new GP100 from an FFL and it was cleaned, oiled, ready to go when I picked it up. Sounds like I received good service.
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Congratulations on your new GP100! I own its predecessor, the Security Six in a 6" S/S. The best solution to correct any problems with your new revolver is to take it to the range and put an inordinate amount of ammo through it. When you're done give it a thorough cleaning and any bore problems will be resolved. And you'll have a sweet memory of shooting one of the finest revolvers ever made. Enjoy your new gun!
And to add if shooting lead bullet loads shoot several rounds of FMJ afterwards to remove most of the lead fowling in the barrel. Makes cleaning much easier!
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