For the first two years I had my Ruger Redhawk I, er, neglected to break it down. At all. About 1000 very dirty .44 magnum rounds later, it was still working perfectly and was probably smoother than it was new by just using lots and lots of WD-40. After cleaning the barrel and chambers with nitro solvent and doing one coat of WD-40, I would hold out the extractor, and spray into extractor recess from both ends. Then I'd try to spray into the gap around the swing-out cylinder pivot. Spray a good amount around the firing pin recess, then cock the hammer and spray lots of WD-40 in and around it. Then re-coat the barrel and chambers again, and let it set on paper towels for a few hours as the excess WD-40 drips out.
Or you could just break it down and save yourself a lot of WD-40.
ETA: Oh yes, and welcome to the world of revolvers. Now you gotta start saving up for a big-bore revolver for the true wheel-gunning experience. :celebrate