Photo Tutorials - Basic Firearm Cleaning
Notes about cleaning: Before cleaning, make sure your weapon is unloaded and ammunition as far away from you. Clean in a well-lit and ventilated room, and use correct cleaning equipment sized to your firearm. Whenever possible, clean from the rear of the gun - always in the directing the bullet would travel. If this isn't possible, such as revolvers or lever action rifles, take great care not to hit the rear of the action when the patch, jag, brush or other rod attachment exits the barrel. When possible, use bore and muzzle guides to center the rod down the barrel. NEVER switch directions of the rod while cleaning while attachments are still in the barrel. We recommend keeping a manual of the firearm around in the event you are unsure of how to disassemble, proper lubrication points and any other information. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.
For more in-depth looks at how to clean a firearm, see our more advanced tutorials.