In order to properly care for and clean your gun it is important to note:
- YOUR GUN IS A MECHANICAL DEVICE THAT WILL NOT LAST FOREVER AND IS SUBJECT TO WEAR
- ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. A LOADED GUN HAS NO PLACE IN OR NEAR A CAR, TRUCK OR BUILDING.
- DISASSEMBLE ONLY ONE FIREARM AT A TIME TO AVOID INTERCHANGING COMPONENTS.
- BOLT ASSEMBLIES ARE SPECIFICALLY MATCHED TO A FIREARM. USING ANY OTHER BOLT ASSEMBLY MAY CAUSE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM AND/OR SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDER
- LOOK AND FEEL! BE SURE THE CHAMBER AND MAGAZINE ARE COMPLETELY EMPTY – DO NOT ASSUME!!!
- NEVER ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE, CLEAN, OR OIL A LOADED FIREARM!
- BE SURE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS ON ALL SOLVENTS AND CHEMICALS PRIOR TO USE. FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEST CLEANING RESULTS.
Step I – Remove the bolt
*Each bolt is matched to its specific firearm. DO NOT USE THIS BOLT IN ANY OTHER FIREARM.
- Lift the bolt handle and pull fully rearward
- When the bolt is opened, look and feel to be sure there are no cartridges in either the chamber or magazine.
- Pull back on the trigger while pressing down on the COCKING INDICATOR
- Slide the bolt out of the rear of the receiver
- Care should be taken not to hit the stock with the bolt
Step 2 – Cleaning the bore
- Prepare an area for cleaning the firearm with a suitable surface, adequate ventilation, correct caliber cleaning rod, brush, patches, powder solvent, and oil
- Remove the bolt
- Lay the firearm horizontally with the ejection port facing down
ALWAYS STARTING FROM THE CHAMBER END, PUSH THE CLEANING ROD THROUGH THE BORE AND OUT THE MUZZLE END
- Using a small amount of powder solvent on the brush, push the cleaning rod through the barrel several times
- Unscrew the brush from the cleaning rod and replace it with a patch tip
- Push a new patch through the bore starting from the chamber end and out the muzzle
- Repeat step 6 several times
- Push a new patch saturated with gun oil through the bore
- Push a new dry patch through the bore to remove the excess oil
A VERY THIN FILM OF OIL IS SUFFICIENT PROTECTION – DO NOT OVER OIL!!!
Step 3 – Protecting the metal surface
- In order to be able to reach all surfaces, remove the bolt prior to cleaning and oiling
- With a soft cloth, remove any foreign matter (i.e. mud, twigs, grass)
- Apply a thin coat of gun oil on all cleaned metal surfaces, rubbing may be necessary to remove any signs of rust
- Where accessible, clean and lightly oil interior metal surfaces
DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE BOLT ASSEMBLY