Gun Cleaning Guide

Step 1

Scrub out your gun bore with the correct dimension Phosphor bronze brush and use Bor-Solv supreme bore solvent. This will if used vigorously remove all powder fouling and residue. Sometimes a Bristle brush could also be wantred as being made of pure hair it’s hydroscopic. This truth will help this brush retain more of it is bore solvent chemical and for a longer period. In some functions a bristle brush can subsequently be an improvement over a phosphor bronze brush. This technique nevertheless, is now more commonly utilized in Europe.

Step 2

After scrubbing out using both sides of a Herringbone 4″x 2″ patch in a Break up brass or Nylon jag. This will remove all the contaminated solvent. The cut up jag is utilized by inserting a patch halfway and longitudinally into the break up after which rotating the patch in your hand within the direction you’re going to tighten the patch and also twist the rod in use. Always check the chamber when cleaning and if there’s powder residue across the forcing cone use a Chamber brush deal with with a Payne Galway chamber brush to remove residue build up.

Step three

Subsequent oil the powerful gun cleaner bores by using a clean Wool mop and some liberally utilized Rangoon oil. Rangoon being a tenacious and slow evaporating oil permits the gun bore to be stored away for longer periods than usual. Often wash out the wool mop with warm soapy water. Use paraffin or turps first if the mop is very dirty. Then when the mop is dry re-soak in clear Rangoon oil and we advocate you keep the mop in a recent polythene sleeve or comparable container.

Step 4

When storing your gun don’t forget to first relieve the tension of the principle springs by inserting a suitable pair of Snap caps and dry firing the gun. Then after if you happen to install a Muzzle stuffer this will with the snap caps in place not only preserve the oil vapour inside the barrel, but will also keep the dirt out and shield the top of the barrels towards damage in your gun cabinet

Step 5

Before firing the gun again you will need to remove all hint elements of oil. Oil remaining within the barrel nonetheless slight might significantly rival the barrel partitions as a consequence of hydraulic conversion process. Remove all superfluous oil with a patch and jag turning the patch over until it’s clean. At all times check the chamber before firing and if there’s powder residue across the forcing cone remove it with a chamber brush. We advise you never to power a Payne Galway type chamber brush down the barrel as this type of brush will finally come aside and may also damage the gun.

Suggestions and Final Word…

When cleaning a rifle or pistol use the identical approach as for a shotgun besides substitute the cut up brass jag for a Diamond jag and alter patch to the pure flannel type Rifle patch. To make use of the diamond jag place the jag diagonally throughout the patch at the end and rotate till the patch has wound totally around the jag. If the patched jag is just too huge for the bore in diameter, unroll just a little of the patch at a time, trim and rewind same till the right interference diameter is obtained. When cleaning proceed to vary the patches until the last patch discarded is totally clean.

Lastly we might offer this good advise. By no means be tempted to use a set of Gunmakers Turnscrews unless you’re absolutely sure that the Turnscrew blade has been precision ground to the exact size of the slot in your gun screw and the tool metal is correctly hardened. Engraved gun screws are very expensive to restore and the wrong sized blade can in a short time cam out of the screw in question and will damage the gun screw or the finish on the gun. In some cases even injury to the user can occur. If you’re uncertain always ask you gun vendor for advise. For those who must use a turnscrew on your gun make your that it’s of good manufacturer not an affordable and poorly made import.

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