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 MANUFACTURERíS 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.
- Placing one hand over the ejection port, slowly lift the bolt handle up and pull fully rearward to extract the live cartridge from the chamber (if there is one).
- With one hand prepared to catch the removable magazine, pull the latch at the rear of the magazine, ejecting the magazine into your hand.
- Look and feel to be sure there are no cartridges in the chamber.
- Move the safety forward to the OFF SAFE (Ready to fire) position.
- Pull back the trigger and slide the bolt out of the rear receiver.
- Care should be taken not to hit the stock with the bolt.
DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE BOLT ASSEMBLY.
DISASSEMBLE ONLY ONE FIREARM AT A TIME TO AVOID INTERCHANGING COMPONENTS.
Step 2 – CLEANING THE BORE
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 MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEST CLEANING RESULTS.
- Prepare an area for cleaning the firearm with a suitable surface, adequate ventilation, and the correct caliber cleaning rod, brush, patches, powder solvent, and oil.
- Remove the bolt (refer to ownerís manual provided with firearm for instructions) before cleaning.
- 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 lightly saturated with gun oil through the bore.
A VERY THIN FILM OF OIL IS SUFFICIENT PROTECTION—DO NOT OVER OIL!!!
PROTECTING METAL SURFACES
- 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 signs of rust.
- Where accessible, clean and lightly oil interior metal surfaces.