2. Open the cylinder as previously described (See Figure 2}. Note: Avoid contact between cleaning rod and muzzle as resultant wear will reduce accuracy. Take care to avoid striking rear frame of revolver as severe cases result in burring of the metal around firing pin hole which could contribute to eventual firing failures.
3. Attach cotton flannel patch to end of cleaning rod, insert it in muzzle and pass rod and patch down through barrel. Repeat, changing patches until last patch comes out clean.
4. Clean each of the six chambers in cylinder with similar method to step 3 above.
5. Visually inspect barrel and chambers; if they are clean, proceed directly to step 8, but if they remain dirty, continue with step 6.
6. *|Note: This item should be needed only after firing.) Attach brass wire bristle brush to cleaning rod and dip brush in gun cleaning solution. Thoroughly scrub out barrel and cylinder chambers, passing the brush all the way through before reversing the movement. If you try to change direction with brush in barrel or chamber, the brush will stick. Note that painted and plated surfaces could become damaged or streaked when exposed to gun cleaning solution, so follow the manufacturer's instructions.
7. Repeat steps 3,4 and 5 above.
8. Clean rear face of barrel and revolver frame and front face of cylinder, using a small toothbrush then remove all trace of gun cleaning solution.
9. Lightly moisten a flannel patch with gun oil and pass it once through the barrel, leaving a thin film of oi! on the inside surface. Similarly oil the six chambers in cylinder. Leave this film of oil on the metal surfaces if revolver is to be stored. If it is not to be stored, or if it is being removed from storage for use, pass a dry patch through barrel and chambers to remove as much oil as possible. (See note on cold weather lubrication.)
10. Check that flannel or brush bristles have not become lodged in any part of revolver, then wipe all external surfaces including those between hammer and frame with a flannel patch lightly moistened with gun oil.
11. Remove any gun cleaning solution and oil from grip.
CAUTION: ALWAYS UNLOAD YOUR REVOLVER FOR STORAGE AND STORE AMMUNITION SEPARATELY. Keep and store your revolver and ammunition securely locked and In separate locations out of reach and sight of children and untrained people. (Children are naturally curious and do not always believe the real danger of guns.)
Note: Do not store your revolver in an air-tight container, and do not seal or attempt to seal the barrel or chambers to exclude dust, as the interna! steel surfaces are more likely to corrode. Use the Colt packaging case to carry and store your EMPTY revolver.
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