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My wife just got a hand me down single action .22 mag revolver. Made by "Armi Fratelli Tanfoglio" made in italy and Imported through Florida it would appear from the markings. Overall, it is a pretty nice gun and has a hair trigger to be sure. The only down side is that when fired, I supposed the casings expand in the cylinders and are sometimes difficult to extract w/ the springloaded push rod. I'm afraid if I can't resolve this, she won'thave much fun shooting it and won't bother. I had an idea of maybe using some kind of silicone or telfon type spray for the inside of the cylinders. Any thoughts?
 

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My question is if you oil the interior of the cylinders? Whenever I clean my revolver after I'm done I oil the inside of the barrel and cylinders, then just push a dry patch through afterwards. It's mainly to keep the metal in good condition, but I haven't had problems with the brass sticking in the cylinders. I have had that problem in the past, but I don't remember recently when it has happened since I've been doing that. I'm not sure if it really makes a huge difference of not, but it's worth a try. I also have some gun oil made by OUTERS called TRI-LUBE. It has Teflon in it, so that may be an option. I know Sportsman's Warehouse has it, and probably a bunch of the other gun shops as well.
 

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FMBG Smithy posted as I wrote this.

What is the condition of the cylinder? Are all of the empties hard to remove or just one or some of them?

I would try to polish the inside of each hole in the cylinder or contact a gun smith and have them look it over.
 

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Use the bronze brush on the cylinders and barrel, make sure they are free from accumulated lead or other gunk. Then apply some oil. I like to use Break Free oil - it embeds itself into the metal after constant usage and helps minimize rust and binding.
 

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Oil in the cylinder?

Not in my revolvers. I run a dry patch through them and leave them dry and oil free. When you fire a round the casing swells to fit tightly against the cylinder and stay put to keep the gasses from coming back towards the shooter. Then as the brass cools, the brass shrinks a little making it removable. If they are sticking, I will bet it is because the cylinders are not clean. IMO
 

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GeneticsDave said:
James said:
Oil in the cylinder? Not in my revolvers.
I didn't mean to imply that you leave the oil in the cylinders, just apply some and wipe the excess away with a dry cloth.
That's exactly it.
 
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