Residues from blackpowder, blackpowder substitutes, and 209 primers are very corrosive. Therefore, careful cleaning of your muzzleloading firearm is extremely important. If left uncleaned for any length of time the fouling will cause rust, pits, and degradation of the metal, particularly around threaded areas.
The barrel attaching system on most CVA firearms allows for the barrel to be removed for easier cleaning without disassembly. The recommended cleaning procedure for Break-Action CVA rifles follows.
1. Verify that gun is unloaded. (Section J, Step 2)
2. Insert the breech plug tool (provided) into the barrel to engage the breech plug. Turn counterclockwise to remove.
3. Remove barrel from receiver described in section M for Break-Action In-Lines
4. Using a cleaning brush and solvent, thoroughly clean breech plug of all rust preventative oils and clean firing channel with a nipple/breech plug pick ( #AC1582). Important - Lubricate breech plug threads with CVA Breech Plug Grease (ACl670) before reinstalling. NOTE: Do not overtighten plug.
5. With a slot blade screwdriver, loosen and remove the retention screw from the underside of the foregrip.
6. You will now be able to separate the foregrip from the barrel.
7. DO NOT attempt to remove the trigger sub-assembly or dissassemble the receiver.
8. Extend the cleaning jag (provided) on the ramrod. Swab the barrel with patches and cleaning solvent until all residue has been removed. For best results, use a range or cleaning rod that allows greater clearance from the muzzle.
9. Clean the breech area, including receiver threads, with a CVA breech brush and Barrel Blaster cleaning solvent (AC1660).
10. Dry all parts thoroughly, including the inside and outside of the barrel, and spray with a light coating of non-petroleum based gun oil.
11. Reassemble the gun components in reverse order.
Note: Always store your muzzleloader unloaded and in a cool dry place.
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