Florida Hunter Safety Course

 

6 Easy Steps to Cleaning a Firearm

Step 1.

Attach a cleaning brush that is the same size as the caliber or gauge of your firearm onto a cleaning rod. Pour a small amount of cleaning solution into an open container, such as a film canister, and dip the brush into the cleaning solution. Dipping the brush directly into the bottle of cleaning solution will contaminate the entire supply.

 

Step 2.

Place the cleaning rod with a brush attached into the bore and push the brush down the entire length of the barrel. Repeat this process 10 to 15 times.

 

Step 3.

Remove the cleaning brush from the cleaning rod and attach the slotted patch or jag onto the cleaning rod. Push two patches wetted with cleaning solution through the bore. Keep the firearm laying horizontal for about 15 minutes. Then pass dry patches through the bore until the patch comes out clean. Next, use the bore light to inspect the action and bore. If you spot any more residue, repeat the above steps until the bore is completely clean.

 

Step 4.

Attach a clean patch onto the slotted patch holder or jag along with three or four drops of oil and run it down the entire length of the barrel. The oil will prevent rust in the barrel. The bore of your firearm is now clean.

 

Step 5.

Use a copper cleaning brush and work it around the bolt, bolt face and action to remove any powder residue. Wipe the bolt and action clean and apply a thin coat of oil.

 

Step 6.

Wipe down the entire firearm with a lightly oiled rag to clean and protect the outside surface.


 
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