Gun Cleaning Guide

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 may be favorred as being made of natural hair it is hydroscopic. This fact will help this brush retain more of it's bore solvent chemical and for a longer period. In some purposes a bristle brush can due to this fact be an enchancment over a phosphor bronze brush. This method nonetheless, is now more generally used in Europe.

Step 2
After scrubbing out using each sides of a Herringbone 4"x 2" patch in a Cut up brass or Nylon jag. This will remove all of the contaminated solvent. The break up jag is used by inserting a patch halfway and longitudinally into the split after which rotating the patch in your hand in the direction you'll tighten the patch and likewise twist the rod in use. Always check the chamber when cleaning and if there is 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 applied Rangoon oil. Rangoon being a tenacious and slow evaporating oil allows 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 fresh polythene sleeve or comparable container.

Step 4
When storing your gun don't forget to first relieve the tension of the main springs by inserting a suitable pair of Snap caps and dry firing the gun. Then after when you install a Muzzle stuffer this will with the snap caps in place not only keep the oil vapour inside the barrel, but will also keep the dust out and defend the end of the barrels against damage in your gun cleaning solvent cabinet

Step 5
Before firing the gun once more you will need to remove all trace parts of oil. Oil remaining in the barrel nevertheless slight may significantly rival the barrel walls attributable to hydraulic conversion process. Remove all superfluous oil with a patch and jag turning the patch over until it is clean. At all times check the chamber earlier than firing and if there may be 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 ultimately come aside and can also damage the gun.

Tips and Final Word...
When cleaning a rifle or pistol use the same method as for a shotgun besides replace the break 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 across the patch at the end and rotate until the patch has wound absolutely across the jag. If the patched jag is too big for the bore in diameter, unroll a little bit of the patch at a time, trim and rewind similar until the proper interference diameter is obtained. When cleaning continue to vary the patches until the last patch discarded is entirely clean.

Lastly we'd provide this good advise. Never be tempted to make use of a set of Gunmakers Turnscrews unless you might be completely positive that the Turnscrew blade has been precision ground to the precise measurement of the slot in your gun screw and the instrument metal is correctly hardened. Engraved gun screws are very expensive to repair and the inaccurate sized blade can in a short time cam out of the screw in question and may damage the gun screw or the finish on the gun. In some cases even injury to the user can occur. If you are unsure always ask you gun supplier for advise. When you must use a turnscrew in your gun make your that it's of fine manufacturer not a cheap and poorly made import.