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Old 09-12-2017, 01:08 PM   #36
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dam got to lookin and this thing had a ton of lead in the barrel lol, kept trying and trying finally read about the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide solution. wow it looks brand new now! was shocked how much was in the rifling.
If you shoot swaged lead bullets at +P or Magnum loadings, it will lead foul the barrel. If you shoot plain ol' .38 Special loadings, the problem won't be as pronounced. If you clean the bore after shooting, the cleaning process is much easier; lead fouling is cumulative. Most factory bullets are of a softer composition to facilitate the swaging process. They are not pure lead like the jacketed varieties; but they are softer than good quality cast bullets.

I used to hand-load vast quantities of cast round-nosed bullets in 9mm Parabellum at moderate velocities. Cast bullets have higher percentages of Antimony, and Tin to make them harder. Still, average 9mm velocities are higher than .38 Special.; but I never experienced significant lead fouling problems. One "trick" I used to make my bore cleaning chore easier was to fire several jacketed bullets through the gun when I was through for the day. It won't take it all out; but it does scrub off the heaviest accumulations.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:31 AM   #37
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Thanks james, i mostly shoot jacketed bullets but sometimes like some heavy hard cast lead in there.

I bought a fobus holster for it, didnt know they made them for revolvers! i have a few for my glocks and like them alot, they are cheap at 20$ and just work. Perfect for the mountains wandering around.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:13 PM   #38
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I have a Model 65 4 inch police trade-in that I bought for $400 OTD about a year ago. Similar to yours, no box and rubber (Hogue) grips. Finish was a little rougher than yours, but internals were pristine; carried often and shot little. Shoots great and lock up is still tight.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:01 PM   #39
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FPK762 Nice pistol! & even more special since it belong to your Grandfather.

it would look really sharp with something like some VZ g10 grips

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Old 09-13-2017, 04:01 PM   #40
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those grips look sweet, what are they made of? I really like rubber grips and the texture over wood or slick ones.

Wow nice i seen they make another that has more grip to it, is it a rubbery feel like a houge grip? amazon has them for 79$ on prime.

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Old 09-13-2017, 04:22 PM   #41
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FPK762 Nice pistol! & even more special since it belong to your Grandfather.

it would look really sharp with something like some VZ g10 grips

Those look so out of place on that gun.
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