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just put a down payment on a .50 cal deerstalker. Can't wait to use it. Buddy of mine, who I consider a gun expert, told me to pour scalding hot water down the barrel. Then, when dry, to put a ton of bore buteer in the barrel. Is he correct? would appreciate any answers I could get. Thanks.
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Are you talkin about the cleaning and preserving regimin for storage?Scalding water dries fast but also causes flash rust.Please be more specific.
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I am a novice at this...as soon as I get it out of the box to put scalding water thru the barrel and then bore butter and then I guess store it. So to answer your question I would say yes.
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Take the barrel off the stock and remove the packing grease with Brakleen or similar.
After grease is removed,warm soapy water pumped followed by a rinse.Dry patches to remove most water then I use a hair drier to finish.NO OIL if you are going to shoot it soon.When you go to store it use a NON petrolium base oil.Petrolium base oils make tar when burned.

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your kidding me? this is what I gotta do the minute I take it out of the box?
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You don't have to do anything with a new rifle in the box except wiping it down with a very light coat of gun oil from handling. The rifle will more than likely require you to assemble the barrel to the stock and set your flint.

But before you shoot it.

Similar to 410ers instructions, I would remove the barrel from the stock, I also remove the threaded flash hole. I boil enough water to fill about 5-6"s of a bucket. I add Dawn dish soap to the bucket then pour the boiling water into a bucket.
Insert the breech end of the barrel into the bucket, then insert a cleaning rod into the muzzle with a patch large enough to create a suction that draws the water into the barrel from the flash hole. <span style="font-style: italic">Be careful the water is hot.</span> I pump the cleaning rod a few times the length of the barrel, you'll see the dirt or after firing the powder residue exit the flash hole. Remove the cleaning rod, drain the barrel. ( I usually flip it over so the water drains out of the muzzle)
Then run dry patches through the barrel until completely dry.
After it's dry, I run a patch with a little bore butter down the barrel. Followed by a dry patch. I clean the flash hole with a q-tip, then lube the threads lightly with bore butter before replacing the threaded flash hole.
I clean the flash pan and flint with rubbing alcohol. Reassemble the rifle and your ready to load.
If I'm going to store it, I'd wipe the rifle down with a very light coat of breakfree or other high quality gun oil.
It sounds like a lot but once you've done it a few times, it's easier than cleaning a modern firearm.

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your kidding me? this is what I gotta do the minute I take it out of the box?
Of course not.Just inspect the rifle carefully for any defects or damage or missin parts.Then make sure you don,t remove any of the preservative oils and lubes if your just putting it in storage or back in the box and if you do lube it back up before you put it away.This adviceis for keepin in storage not if you plan on shootin it soon.
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Re: new lyman instructions

lyman instructions that come with the gun suggest you do this to a new gun it is also how i clean mine
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thanks pappy, I am gonna write this down and use it. Do you ever take the flash pan and hammer off of the weapon to clean them?
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The flash pan/hammer on my Traditions is all on 1 assembly piece, i remove it every time i clean the gun. You will see the first time you go to clean the gun after a good shooting session, everything gets DIRTY!

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