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Old March 22nd, 2020, 08:44 AM   #1
 
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How do you store your spare cylinder?

I just bought a third Convertible Blackhawk. I've found the cylinders fit just right in a box from Hornady .32 cal XTP bullets (85-90 gr. More recently I've the 100 gr. bullets come in a larger box).

This allows me to more easily stack the extra cylinders in the safe, and it also keeps them from rolling and banging around in my range bag when I bring both cylinders out at the same time.

I believe Ruger used to provide a small bag with some of the older Single Six convertibles, but I could be misremembering.

My XTP boxes work ok. I'm just wondering what everyone else has come up with for cylinder storage & transport.




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My magnum cylinder is in its original Ruger red bag for my old model. My new model convertible was bought used and didn't have the bag. I keep the. .22lr cylinder in a Hornady bullet box just like the OP. Great minds think alike! The pill bottles are a good idea also.
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After 42 years I still shave the red felt or what ever bag for my extra cylinders.
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Me too. I spray them down, inside and out, with silicone spray to help keep down potential rust.
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I have some of those bigger Crown Royal bags,never though about using them.
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I know, I know, its wood and should be bad for storage. Been in use some twenty years.

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My wife sewed up some little grey draw string bags for mine. Then each bag is placed in the gun rug with the the revolver they go with.

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The only proper way to store your extra cylinder is in a Crown Royal bag.
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I bought my 2015 Ruger convertible Super Single-six "as new in the box" several months ago and it did not come to me with the red Ruger bag for the second cylinder, but the second cylinder was in a small bubble wrap pouch the right size of the cylinder. I just sprayed the cylinder down with gun oil and put it back in the bubble wrap. I very possibly will never use the .22 magnum cylinder so I need to remember to routinely check the cylinder to make sure it is properly oiled and rust free.
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I store mine in the little Ruger bag.
When the gun is in the safe, I loop the drawstring of the bag over the hammer spur, so I won't leave the conversion cylinder behind when heading to the range.
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I took some of the older silicone gun cloths and made them into drawstring bags for the spare cylinders. Keeps them from rattling around much better than the factory bubble wrap bag.
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