Good afternoon.. first time owner of a muzzleloader.. i've received wonderful help at gander mountain believe it or not, but before i can shoot this thing i need to clean it up.. it was not in the best of shape.
So any help or suggestions going forward please advise. ive done alot of research and know that a clean gun is a trustworthy gun.
Here is what i found when opening the action using a long thin slotted screwdriver for the breech plug wrench (it was not given to me)
so its currently soaking in barrel blaster foaming bore cleaner by CVA...
Then i took all of the slide assembly and spring and anything with junk on it that i could detatch from the gun
and soaked them in PB blaster for a few hours, then used a grease remover on them.. they will be lubed up later when reinstalled
i removed the scope because the original owner appears to have dropped it. often.
there is some light surface rust on the barrel so i've taken 0000 steel wool and removed the majority of it..
So as far as cleaning the barrel. after i foam this and get the heavy stuff out here is my thoughts on how im going to get it as clean as i can.
1.wipe with presoaked patch or patches until it isnt dirty..
2. wipe with dry patch until good and dry.
3. run the brass brush down inside the barrel
4. wet patch
5. dry patch
repeat brass/wet/dry until the barrel is good and clean