Cleaning Suggestions

The Citori Plus is a target gun, and as such will function better and more reliably over a longer period of time if it is properly maintained and kept

You should clean vour Citori Plus after every dav of

shooting, and more often if it becomes excessively dirty. A minimum cleaning includes wiping down the action and oiling key parts. Most regular maintenance will also include cleaning the barrels. If you encounter a function problem (tight action when closing, etc.) I)e sure to give your gun a thorough cleaning, to see if it solves the problem, before seeking the services of a Browning Recommended Service Center or the Browning Service Facility in Arnold, Missouri, or a competent gunsmith.

A light cleaning means oiling and wiping down. It can l)e accomplished with the barrels still attached. A full cleaning requires that you remove the barrels and forearm. To clean your firearm, follow the general outline Mow:

CLEANING PROCEDURES — BE CERTAIN YOUR GUN'S CHAMBERS ARE UNLOADED. ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE SAFETY GLASSES DURING ALL ASSEMBLY, DISASSEMBLY AND CLEANING PROCEDURES. KEEP AMMUNITION AWAY FROM THE CLEANING AREA. DO NOT TEST THE FUNCTION OF YOUR FIREARM WITH LIVE AMMUNITION.

1 Remove the barrels and forearm from the receiver as explained previously.

2 Using a shotgun cleaning rod with a tip and patch large enough for a snug fit in the bores, insert the rod and lightly oil the patch in the breech end of the barrels and run back and forth several times in each barrel.

3 Inspect the tores from lx)th ends for leading and plastic residue. Plastic residue is often left in the bores from the shot cups in modem shotshells. Leading and plastic residue will appear as longitudinal streaks and are usually more predominant near the muzzles and just forward of the chambers. A normal amount of either is common and is not serious. If leading or plastic residue seems excessive you can remove it by brushing the lx)res with a brass brush. Soak the brush or spray the lx)re with a powder solvent first. Scrub until clean. To prevent bristles from breaking off, push the brush fully through each time l>efore pulling it back through.

8 Inspect the barrels and chambers. MAKE CERTAIN THAT NO PATCHES HAVE BEEN INADVERTENTLY LEFT IN THEM. Remove any that remain.

9 Wipe all wood surfaces with Browning Oil or a quality furniture polish, but not both.

OTHER CLEANING SUGGESTIONS —

• Never pour large quantities of oil into the receiver or other parts. It can drain down to the wood and soften it — and cause permanent damage and loosening of the stock.

• It is very important that the chamters of your shotgun be cleaned thoroughly and promptly after shooting plastic shotshells. DO NOT LEAVE DISCHARGED (EMPTY) SHELLS IN THE CHAMBERS FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. The chemical composition of many plastic shells contains moisture which can "sweat" out of the shell and onto the chamber surface, and possibly cause corrosion and rust.

4 If your shotgun has barrel ports, carefully clean them with a rag soaked in powder solvent. You may need to scrape residues from the holes with something like a small screwdriver, pipe cleaner or small brush. If so, be careful not to mar the blueing on the barrels' outer surface, or scratch the inside of the barrels.

5 After all leading a residues have been removed run a clean dry patch through the Iwres. Follow this with a final lightly oiled patch.

6 Wipe all metal surfaces off the receiver, foreann and barrels with a clean rag. Then lightly oil your gun at the points described in step 1 under "Assembly Procedures." Regular, light oiling is extremely important to the durability and reliable operation of your shotgun.

Remember, the broad, polished, finely fitted surfaces of the receiver and forearm mechanisms (the barrel lugs, the hinge pin and forearm bracket) must always have a thin film of oil. Use a quality oil like Browning Oil for this purpose.

• The recoil reducer mechanism should never require any maintenance. In fact, attempting to oil it will wash away the lifetime lubrication already given it. Be sure to clean grit from in and around the mechanisms of the adjustable rib. Aerosol Browning Oil aids in keeping these parts clean.

• Occasionally remove the cheek piece and wipe the adjustment parts clean.

NEVER ATTEMPT TO TAKE YOUR CITORI PLUS APART FURTHER THAN EXPLAINED IN THIS MANUAL

This is a specialized, finely fitted mechanism. You may permanently mar it by attempting to disassemble the inner mechanism assemblies. If further disassembly for service or cleaning is required, take your gun to a Browning recommended Service Center or a competent gunsmith, or send it to our Arnold, Missouri Service Facility as explained under "Service or Repair."

BROWNING RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE ON FIREARMS THAT HA VE BEEN ALTERED, ADDED TO OR SUBSTANTIALLY CHANGED.

Removal of metal from barrel(s), or modifications of the firing mechanism and/or operating parts may lead to Browning's refusal of service on such firearms. Browning will charge the owner for parts and labor to return the firearm to original Browning specifications.

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