No doubt this is at least the 1,000th time the question has been asked, but what do you use to clean up the lead residue/deposits from a revolver (or any firearm I guess).
I've got a Ruger SP101 22 that I was cleaning last night. I noticed on the rear of the barrel, and the frame area in front of the cylinder, that there appeard to be quite a bit of build up. I started digging and found lots of lead packed in that area around the barrel. I picked at it with a sharp point carefully, and got most of it. A bronze brush with Hoppe's 9 seemed to help a bit.
What do you guys use for chemicals and/or tools to remove lead deposits like that?