Practice Gun Safety
Store your guns locked and away from children. Every time you pick up a firearm, make sure it's unloaded. Remove clips, empty magazines, cylinders and chambers in accordance with the firearm owner’s manual. Check the bore for obstructions.
Don't Disassemble Your Gun Too Far
Refer to the owner’s manual for instructions. As a rule of thumb, disassemble only to the point needed to reach areas where powder residue and fouling accumulate (bore, chamber, bolt, etc.).
Inspect Your Gun as You Clean
Check your firearms for worn parts, cracks and other signs of excessive wear. Consult a qualified gunsmith for any necessary repairs.
Gun Cleaning Instructions
1. IMPORTANT - Always check the chamber to make sure that the firearm is unloaded before attempting to clean. Remove any clips or magazines.
2. Do not disassemble the firearm beyond what the manufacturer has recommended in the owner’s manual.
3. While disassembled, inspect for cracks and other signs of excessive wear. Consult with a qualified gunsmith for any necessary repairs.
4. Clean your firearm from the breech end whenever possible. If this method of cleaning is not possible, take precautions not to push debris into the action. Be sure to use the included Muzzle Guard if the cleaning is done from muzzle end. This helps to protect the crown (the area where the bullet exits the muzzle) from nicks and wearing. Protection of this area is critical to shooting accuracy. This is also an excellent tool to keep the cleaning rod centered when cleaning from the breech end.
5. Select the proper jag or patch holder and correct size patch for your application. Saturate the patch with No. 10 Solvent or No. 10 Copper Cutter.
6. Run the patch down the barrel to soak the fouled bore. Remove soiled patch from rod as it exits the end of the bore. Pulling the patch back through can redeposit fouling and draw debris into the action. Let the solvent soak a couple of minutes to help remove any lead or carbon buildup.
7. Remove the jag or patch holder, and attach the appropriate bore brush. Saturate the brush with the solvent and work it back and forth through the bore 3-6 times. Reattach the jag or patch holder with a soaked patch, and run down the bore with new patches until they emerge clean. Run a dry patch down the bore to remove any remaining residue. Check barrel for traces of fouling and repeat process if necessary.
8. Place 3-4 drops of CLP (follow instructions) on a patch or cotton mop and run it down the cleaned bore to leave a light coating of rust preventative behind.
9. Using the double-ended Nylon Gun Brush soaked in No. 10 Solvent or Copper Cutter, begin to remove any unburned powder or debris in and around the action. If available, use a degreaser, such as KleenBore’s Gunk-Out™ to remove loosened fouling and wipe with a clean cloth. Be sure to lightly lubricate all surfaces that have been degreased, and all moving parts. This will aid in rust prevention as well as increase the life of the firearm. Do not over lubricate; this can cause the action to become gummy, allowing dust and debris to collect.
10. When reassembling the firearm, be sure to wipe down any metal surfaces that you have come in contact with, due to the acid content in perspiration. The Silicone Gun and Reel Cloth is ideal for this. It will remove handling marks, restore luster, and provide rust protection.
11. CAUTION: Before any firearm is fired, be sure the bore is free of any obstruction. Firing with an obstruction in the bore may cause bodily harm, as well as damage to your firearm. Never attempt to shoot an obstruction clear.