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I'm currently using a brew I whipped up after reading the Ed's Red formula. It's equal parts ATF and mineral spirits, about an 1/8 part engine oil, and just a touch of dot3 brake fluid. I added the brake fluid because of what I've seen it do to paint, and figured why not. It actually works very well on lead fouling and leaves a very light oil sheen when dry.

But I think most common mild industrial solvents will clean guns fine, assuming you test for plastic damage first. I just watched a you tube vid made by a revolver smith, and he uses and recommends charcoal lighter fluid. I use straight mineral spirits when I want to soak parts. It works great.
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