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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sullivan County/Texoma
Re: new lyman instructions
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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