I only do a really thorough Clean, where I remove Trigger Hammer Bolt & Trigger springs, et al: about once every two or three years. I decided on this one day after I had observed that the insides of the frame seemed to be packed with black Gunk! So I took EVERYTHING OUT. I discovered that it was indeed Black Gunk! However it was also OILY BLACK GUNK! The parts, when this substance was removed from them, turned out to be remarkably free from rust or any other form of detrimental thing! So I decided that as long as the action did not become too stiff, to cock the piece with comfort, I would leave well alone!
For every time one totally dismantles a revolver, there is the possibility that some small shiny piece, will attract the ATTENTION OF ONE OF THE CATS, who in turn will think what a delightfully bright shiny thing, Master has provided me to play with!
So unless I happen to be somewhere, where there is a powerful Air Compressor, and the majority of the Black Gunk can be forcefully thus expeled, I intend to leave well alone, until I need both thumbs to cock the revolver! At this time all three actions are smooth and silky in their operation, and shooting Duelist mode, I was able to get a fourteen inch group on a Metalic Target, at between 100 and 130 yards distance! My Arthritis has progressed to the point when walking on deep sand is no longer very pleasant, and the longer the stride I have to take, the more uncomfortable I am. From where I was standing to the Metalic Target LOOKED to be about 100 yards. I started counting my paces, but had to alter course occasionally because I wasn't going to try and hack my way thru the middle of a large Mesquite Bush! So certain detours had to be made! I tried to be as fair as possible. The Metallic target LOOKED to be at least 100 yards, but I still had to walk aways before I got right up to it.
I cannot honestly say that it wasn't 150 yards from where I was shooting from, beside where the car was parked! I also was unable so see a quite large Wadi, which ran crosswise twixt where the car was parked, and where the Metallic Target was! So to be fair, I guessed as accurately as I was able, and beleive that the target was at least 130 yards from where I was standing when I fired. BUT I may have been mistaken abut this, so I have always said,"Between 100 And 130 yards. I shot at the Target with all three revolvers. I hit with all six rounds with Betsina, Fired all six from the other two guns, but missed twice with Sophia, and Once with Clementina! I could always be sure of a hit, because when the balls hit the Metallic Target, I could clearly hear the CLANG, which was very loud. When I examined the target, there were fifteen leaden splashes on the target when I examined it, and I had heard Fifteen clangs while shooting.
I was of course, unable to tell which of the marks on the target were from which gun! Since all were loaded identically, with my,"Medical Examiner Special Load, which is ten grains of Holy Black(Goex.) and a 30 grain (It Sez "Ere!) Pyrodex Pellet. (Which has a lot more OOoommph, that 30 grains of loose Pyrodex. I THINK it was Richard who has weighed some of these pellets, and I THINK,(?) he said they weighed between 14 & 15 grains? ( BUT, they ARE Mucho Fuerte!!)
By the way, I have always disregarded Hogdens advice about not crushing the pellet! I smack my balls home with a LARGE sized Rubber Mallet! Home depot, just under 5Bucks I beleive? WHEN HE CHRONOGRAPHED THIS LOAD, RICHARD DID not CRUSH THE PELLET, and whether this would have meant a faster or slower result I cannot say. My knowledge of Interior Ballistics being sadly lacking! I do know that the very first time I touched this load off, The Revolver climbed up until my arm was roughly 45 degrees from the Horizontal, and I remember bringing Betsina down slowly, and checking her over to make sure that all of her was still there!!! Thankfully she WAS ALL THERE, and she and her two Sisters have since then digested well over one hundred each of this load, without the slightest ill effects! All three revolvers are as tight and solid as the day I purchased them from Cabela's! I cannot say a thing against Uberti's, but I can vouch for the excellence of the Pietta Remington's! They are very good, Strong Revolvers!
I have never been much of a Target Shot! I prefer to shoot Stout Loads! Loads that let you know that you have just loosed something momentous! Loads that you need Ear Plugs AND Ear Muffs for!! So if you ever go hunting Wild Boar with a handgun, use a Remington New Model Army, and Johnnie Roper's, "Medical Examiner's Special Load!" It will get the Job Done!