Scrub out your gun bore with the proper measurement 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 preferred as being made of natural hair it is hydroscopic. This reality will assist this brush retain more of it’s bore solvent chemical and for lead removal an extended period. In some functions a bristle brush can subsequently be an improvement over a phosphor bronze brush. This method nonetheless, is now more commonly utilized in Europe.
After scrubbing out utilizing each sides of a Herringbone 4″x 2″ patch in a Split brass or Nylon jag. This will remove all the contaminated solvent. The cut up jag is used by inserting a patch halfway and longitudinally into the split after which rotating the patch in your hand within the direction you’ll tighten the patch and likewise twist the rod in use. At all times 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.
Next oil the gun bores by using a clean Wool mop and a few liberally applied Rangoon oil. Rangoon being a tenacious and gradual evaporating oil permits the gun bore to be stored away for longer periods 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 recent polythene sleeve or comparable container.
When storing your gun do not 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 set up a Muzzle stuffer this will with the snap caps in place not solely preserve the oil vapour inside the barrel, but may even hold the grime out and defend the end of the barrels in opposition to damage in your gun cabinet
Before firing the gun once more it is very important remove all trace components of oil. Oil remaining in the barrel nonetheless slight could seriously 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. Always check the chamber before firing and if there’s powder residue around the forcing cone remove it with a chamber brush. We advise you never to pressure a Payne Galway type chamber brush down the barrel as this type of brush will eventually come apart and can also damage the gun.
Ideas and Final Word…
When cleaning a rifle or pistol use the same approach as for a shotgun except change the break up brass jag for a Diamond jag and change patch to the pure flannel type Rifle patch. To use the diamond jag place the jag diagonally throughout the patch on the end and rotate till the patch has wound totally around the jag. If the patched jag is just too large for the bore in diameter, unroll slightly of the patch at a time, trim and rewind similar till the proper interference diameter is obtained. When cleaning continue to vary the patches till the final patch discarded is totally clean.
Lastly we would supply 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 exact dimension of the slot in your gun screw and the device steel is properly hardened. Engraved gun screws are very costly to restore and the inaccurate sized blade can very quickly cam out of the screw in query and should damage the gun screw or the end on the gun. In some cases even injury to the consumer can occur. If you are unsure always ask you gun seller for advise. When you must use a turnscrew in your gun make your that it’s of good producer not an inexpensive and poorly made import.