These are the 6 most crucial steps to gun cleaning:
Step 1. ALWAYS be certain that the gun cleaning solvent
is unloaded and pointed in a secure direction!
Step 2. Rigorously take gun aside, ensuring to keep track of all parts. Please reference your owners manual for detailed directions on how you can disassemble weapon. For most over/unders, when the motion is closed, you remove the forestock (wooden part the place your entrance hand goes underneath the barrel) by knocking down on the lever on the forestock. With the forestock off, you open the action of the gun and pull up and forward on the barrels (be careful not to let the barrels fall off the gun and to the ground as soon as the motion is open). You now have three distinct pieces, the receiver (stock and set off assembly), the barrels, and the forestock. (Also, reference our gun cleaning video to follow alongside visually).
Step 3. Clean your weapon with a solvent (reminiscent of Hoppe's 9). Inside the barrels, use a bore brush or a rod with a patch with solvent utilized to the patch. (wantable pushing from the breach to the front of barrels (the identical direction the shot/slug travels). Then use a clear dry patch and push that patch by the barrels. Continue this alternating process using clear patches (first with solvent and then without) till the patches not come out dirty. Use a toothbrush with solvent to wash other metal components of gun to remove accrued residue/deposits/"gunk".
Step 4. Remove any remaining solvent from surfaces. Wipe down the firearm and all the parts to remove any residual solvent (which if left on metal may be harmful).
Step 5. Wipe down metal parts with light coat of oil/lubricant/rust inhibitor. To guard the firearm and help it operate correctly, wipe down metal elements with a light coat of gun oil or lubricant reminiscent of silicone or RemLube by Remington. Use the lubricant/oil sparingly. A little goes a protracted way. If the storing the gun, attempt not to depart fingerprints on it. While the fingerprints will doubtless not do anything to impact the perform of the gun, they can be unsightly and the oils in your skin might mar the finish of the metal.
Step 6. Reassemble weapon and confirm that it is functioning properly. Holding the receiver horizontal and with the barrels at a forty five degree angle to the ground, slide the barrels down onto/into the receiver till the "hook" on the backside of the barrel(s) catches within the receiver. Lift up on the front of the barrels till they lock into place. Now reattach the forestock. With the small latch on the forestock open, slide the forestock into place and easily close the latch. Then open the breach of the gun and close it again to make sure reassembly was completed correctly. All components ought to move easily without any extra liquids/oils/and so forth visible on any half(s) of the gun. Do NOT use undue drive on the weapon. Chances are high if you need to use a lot (if any) muscle, you might be doing something incorrectly.