Removing revolver cylinder for routine maintenance?
Tonight I was watching the block of shooting shows on Outdoor Channel, and during one of the Midway USA sections they did a brief synopsis of cleaning revolvers. Aside from still using a rod and jag from the muzzle end (I prefer bore snakes to help protect the crown), they also recommended loosening the forward screw on the sideplate, and removing the yoke and cylinder for routine maintenance.
This is just something I haven't seen done as routine maintenance for a revolver, in fact I have always been told it is best to leave the sideplate and screws alone unless you really know what you are doing. So, I was just wondering, is this routine practice among shooters? I don't think I have seen it in any of the owners manuals for my revolvers when they cover maintenance.