6 Steps to a Clean Gun
This demonstration shows a rifle being cleaned but this quick clean method can also be used on pistols and shotguns as well.
Step 1: Make Safe
Ensure your firearm is unloaded and verify that there is no cartridge chambered. Keep ammunition safely stored and away from the cleaning area.
Step 3: Clean It
Take the Boresnake’s brass weight and run it from the gun’s chamber down through its barrel to the muzzle end. Pull the entire Boresnake through. Repeat this step if necessary.
Step 5: Lube It
Duplicating Step 3, run the Boresnake through from the chamber end to the muzzle end to apply the lube. We like running it through twice, just to make sure we didn’t miss a spot.
Step 2: Apply Solution
Take your cleaner/lubricant and apply it to the front portion of Boresnake, just behind its brush section. Apply enough solution so that about an inch of it is wet all around but not enough to make it drip.
Step 4: Apply Solution Again
Much like step 2 above, you will now take your lubricant and apply it to the Boresnake, but this time at its rear end just before the loop. This time, we’re a little more generous with the amount of lube applied.
Step 6: Mopping Up
Using cleaning swabs and a piece of clean cloth, wipe down and swab out debris from areas of such as the trigger area and the bolt’s surfaces and crevices and behind the ejector and extractor. Refer to your firearm’s instructions on lubrication of these areas as different guns have different requirements. Many times a very light coat of lubricant will do the trick.