Most gun owners know that firearms need to be cleaned regularly to keep them in safe working order. Did you know the same is true for blank guns?

Just like its live ammo counterpart, a blank gun use cartridges that contain gunpowder that can leave a residue or sediment every time the gun is fired. If you want to be sure that the blank gun will function perfectly for its next use, regular cleaning is essential.

Let's take a look at the procedures and safety measures to use to clean and care for blank guns.

how to clean a blank firer gun

Step-by-step guide to cleaning a blank firer

Due to current regulations on blank firing western style revolvers, you will find cleaning them can be fairly difficult.

The main issue is that you cannot strip them down for a thorough cleaning, so we have to adapt to this problem.

Here is how best you can achieve this:

1:- Ensure the pistol is not loaded with a blank cartridge.

2:- Use a suitable cleaning solution, such as Brunox, and an appropriate sized cleaning brush (around 35 cal should be sufficient).

3:- Start from cleaning the front of each individual chamber and proceed to the rear and repeat. (Ensure there is a liberal coating of cleaning solvent/oil on the brush).

4:- To ensure a sufficient overall clean you can remove the trigger guard and backstrap to remove any fowling in the mechanism.

5:- If there are any difficulties do not hesitate to contact our team who will happily help in any queries you may have.

cleaning a blank firing gun

Safe cleaning of a blank firer

A blank firer should never be played with, or treated any differently than a real firearm. When cleaning a blank gun, use the same eye protection you would for a live ammo firearm. Also be sure to clean your blank gun in a well-ventilated area.

Treat a blank gun like a real one—lock it away, separate from blank cartridges, when it is not in use.

Gun cleaning supplies

Henry Krank stock a whole range of gun care and maintenance products including: gun cleaning kits, oils and lubricants, bore snakes and more. Take a look at the best gun cleaning supplies – including Brunox suitable for blank firers - and place your order online.

how to clean a blank firer gun

Sales of blank firers

Henry Krank stock a range of full size, side venting Western revolvers in .380 / 9mm calibre. These are all high quality authentic reproductions made in Italy. 

No licence is required in the UK to purchase or own a blank firer. Available to order online.