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 owners' manual. Check the bore for obstructions.
Don't disassemble your gun too far
Refer to owners' manuals 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
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 Formula 3 Gun Conditioner or TW25B High Tech
Lubricant (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 unburnt powder or debris
in and around the action. If available, use a degreaser, such as
Kleen-Bore’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 are
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. This may cause bodily harm, as well as damage
to your firearm. Never attempt to shoot an obstruction clear.