Gun Cleaning Guide

Step 1

Scrub out your powerful gun cleaner 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. Occasionally a Bristle brush may be desirered as being made of natural hair it is hydroscopic. This truth will assist this brush retain more of it is bore solvent chemical and for a longer period. In some applications a bristle brush can subsequently be an improvement over a phosphor bronze brush. This method nevertheless, is now more generally utilized in Europe.

Step 2

After scrubbing out using each sides of a Herringbone 4″x 2″ patch in a Split brass or Nylon jag. This will remove all of the contaminated solvent. The break up jag is used by inserting a patch midway and longitudinally into the split after which rotating the patch in your hand in the direction you’re going to tighten the patch and in addition twist the rod in use. At all times check the chamber when cleaning and if there’s powder residue around the forcing cone use a Chamber brush deal with with a Payne Galway chamber brush to remove residue build up.

Step 3

Next oil the gun bores by utilizing a clean Wool mop and some liberally utilized Rangoon oil. Rangoon being a tenacious and sluggish evaporating oil allows the gun bore to be stored away for longer intervals than usual. Sometimes wash out the wool mop with warm soapy water. Use paraffin or turps first if the mop may be very dirty. Then when the mop is dry re-soak in clear Rangoon oil and we recommend you keep the mop in a contemporary polythene sleeve or comparable container.

Step 4

When storing your gun don’t forget to first relieve the stress of the main springs by inserting a suitable pair of Snap caps and dry firing the gun. Then after if you happen to set up a Muzzle stuffer this will with the snap caps in place not solely hold the oil vapour inside the barrel, but may even keep the grime out and defend the top of the barrels towards damage in your gun cabinet

Step 5

Earlier than firing the gun once more it is very important remove all hint parts of oil. Oil remaining within the barrel however slight could seriously rival the barrel walls attributable to hydraulic conversion process. Remove all superfluous oil with a patch and jag turning the patch over till it’s clean. All the time check the chamber earlier than firing and if there is powder residue around the forcing cone remove it with a chamber brush. We advise you by no means to pressure a Payne Galway type chamber brush down the barrel as this type of brush will eventually come apart and may also damage the gun.

Suggestions and Final Word…

When cleaning a rifle or pistol use the same approach as for a shotgun besides substitute the split brass jag for a Diamond jag and alter patch to the natural flannel type Rifle patch. To make use of the diamond jag place the jag diagonally throughout the patch at the finish and rotate till the patch has wound absolutely around the jag. If the patched jag is too large for the bore in diameter, unroll slightly of the patch at a time, trim and rewind similar until the proper interference diameter is obtained. When cleaning proceed to alter the patches until the final patch discarded is fully clean.

Lastly we would offer this good advise. Never be tempted to make use of a set of Gunmakers Turnscrews unless you might be completely certain that the Turnscrew blade has been precision ground to the exact measurement of the slot in your gun screw and the software metal is correctly hardened. Engraved gun screws are very costly to restore and the incorrect sized blade can in a short time cam out of the screw in query and should damage the gun screw or the finish on the gun. In some cases even injury to the person can occur. If you are unsure always ask you gun supplier for advise. If you must use a turnscrew on your gun make your that it is of good producer not a cheap and poorly made import.


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