Finally shot my 1894 microgroove 44 magnum and decided to do a pretty detailed cleaning. Stripping it down was pretty easy thanks to youtube but took a lot of time. Reassembly was a pita!, but things would get faster now that I know how. What does everyone else do? I don't see myself ever taking off the fore guard/ mag tube again. Mainly did it this time to inspect for rust which there was none. Removing the lever to take out the bolt and extractor was pretty fast and easy and gives you a lot of access but the rest of it?? My main concern would be wear and tear on all the Receiver threads after a while. I was very careful but I already boogered up a stubborn screw head or two. Here's a pic to a similar but newer model.