For just pennies a day...
...you too can send Hoppe's to a poor neglected gun.
Seriously I've been treating this 629 with Break Free and other cleaning products and it's coming along, but my God this gun is/was filthy where it really counts.
I've left it where the Break Free can work its magic as I sleep, but egads man whoever had this thing before me did not take care of it. It wasn't used very much and I doubt it was ever cleaned. I honestly think they took it straight out of the box and fired it 1000 times and never once cleaned it.
In short, this was not a loved gun.
Fear not little guy for you are now a resident of Euclidean's home for Wayward Revolvers, where you shall receive every cleaning product known to man.
And possibly a trip to a gunsmith for a complete dissassembly and cleaning at some point after a while.
The last time I bought a used revolver it was in similar shape. Took me some time to clean it all out. See if these were cheaper guns I could understand why they'd be dirty; because their owners didn't like them. I could understand a police trade in being filthy.
But this is just sick. This little guy doesn't have any stress cracks, and his lockwork sounds like a watch when you cock him, and he's pretty stiff in full lockup. He's been a good boy.
What worries me somewhat is that whoever had these guns before me, apparently kept them in this filthy condition. I understand not passing the white glove test, but as a civilian with 24 hour access to commercial cleaning products, you have no excuse to have a ridiculously dirty gun laying around, especially if it's designated for personal defense.
Love your carry gun. Clean it well and often. It's really very simple.
Of course this message is probably wasted on you guys. But I can't believe people can't do something so basic.