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Old 03-15-2019, 04:20 PM   #1
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K6S cylinder?

Kimber K6S DCR 357
Guess I'm a little spoiled have several Ruger GP100's and SP101's and super simple to disassemble, including cylinder removal for easy cleaning.

Bought my Kimber because I really like the look, & fact that for a compact CCW it holds 6.

Anyone remove their cylinder for easier face cleaning?
How? Can it be done?
This is the only revolver I have that I can't figure it out.

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I wish I could offer some help Bill but I've never laid my hands on a K6. I'm sure one of our members with one will be along to offer some help.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:40 AM   #3
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I haven't done it and likely never will. A brass brush to the face of the cylinder is about as far as I ever go. Google a bit and you will find something.
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I haven't done it and likely never will. A brass brush to the face of the cylinder is about as far as I ever go. Google a bit and you will find something.
Tried Google and U-tube nothing
But I finally figured it out S&W has a slotted screw on the side
but the Kimber has what I thought was a pressed in rolled pin
but magnifying glass showed it to be a recessed 3/32 hex head screw.
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Originally Posted by Bill2809 View Post
Tried Google and U-tube nothing
But I finally figured it out S&W has a slotted screw on the side
but the Kimber has what I thought was a pressed in rolled pin
but magnifying glass showed it to be a recessed 3/32 hex head screw.
Holy cow, I think I will just use synthetic safe blast free and RemOil, and leave that little screw alone.

I would be afraid I would jack it up in some way or another.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:33 AM   #6
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I agree. I see no need to remove just for cleaning.
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It’s very simple to remove the yoke screw with a 3/32” Allen wrench, then the cylinder pulls right out of the frame.

It’s actually much easier to remove the cylinder from the frame on the K6s than on the SP101/GP100, which requires you to remove the grip-trigger group to remove the cylinder.

Just be sure to start the spring loaded yoke screw back in straight when reinstalling the cylinder.

I remove the cylinder on my 2” and 3” K6s’s routinely for cleaning. I like to get all that grit out of the innards.
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Originally Posted by Weldonjr2001 View Post
Its very simple to remove the yoke screw with a 3/32 Allen wrench, then the cylinder pulls right out of the frame.

Its actually much easier to remove the cylinder from the frame on the K6s than on the SP101/GP100, which requires you to remove the grip-trigger group to remove the cylinder.

Just be sure to start the spring loaded yoke screw back in straight when reinstalling the cylinder.

I remove the cylinder on my 2 and 3 K6ss routinely for cleaning. I like to get all that grit out of the innards.
Sounds easy enough, but I'll just stick to blast free and compressed air...I don't trust myself boogering up a set screw.
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My gun cleans up fine without removing anything. I'd just scrub the front of the cylinder with a brass brush and some Hoppes #9. No need to mess with it further, after cleaning the solvent off and applying a vey light coat of oil.

Those carbon stains make it look cool, anyhow :P My 2" barrel K6S is approaching the 700 round mark after 7 months. What a great shooter it is.
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