HOW TO PROPERLY CLEAN YOUR HUNTING RIFLE

How to properly clean your hunting rifle.

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1/ CLEANING THE BARREL: INTERIOR & EXTERIOR

BREAK-ACTION FIREARMS, RIFLES AND CARBINES
It is not necessary to completely clean your firearm after each hunting trip. Start with a dry rag over the whole rifle, then clean the inner barrels as on a break-action firearm, and finish by running a lightly oiled rag over the outside of the barrel.

We recommend that you completely clean your firearm every 3 outings, depending on the use you have made of it.

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2 / CLEANING THE RIFLING, OILING (OR SPECIAL CHOKE GREASE)

Unscrew and start by wiping the threads with a clean cloth or paper towel. If the choke is blocked, spray it with penetrating oil and let it act for a few hours before trying to unscrew it again.

Then degrease the rifling with a gun degreaser in order to clean it thoroughly.

You can use a soft toothbrush to clean the 2 chokes + barrel riflings.

Take the opportunity to examine the threads to detect any breaks that are the sign of a worn-out thread. If it is worn out, it is strongly recommended to show your firearm to a gunsmith.

Grease the external rifling of the choke before reassembly using a special choke grease.

Remove any excess grease with a rag.

Tip: Remember to check on each cleaning that the choke is not seized to precisely avoid this kind of situation. The rifling can literally " weld " and in that case, going to the gunsmith is the only solution.

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3/ CLEANING THE STOCK

If you have an unvarnished wood stock (oil finish), give it a wipe with a special linseed oil-based product, taking particular care to avoid any metal parts as it can leave stains that are very difficult to remove once the oil dries. Do the same on the wood of the front, the forearm.

If you have a varnished wood stock, a quick wipe of furniture polish on a cloth will do the trick. A very light swipe of soapy sponge on the most stubborn traces followed by rinsing with water will make the wood shine.

Tip:to attenuate or eliminate a slight dent in the wood on an oiled sanded stock, apply a very damp cloth to the place of impact, then apply an iron for a few seconds, repeat the operation if necessary. The humidity will re-swell the wood and restore it to its original shape.