The performance of any semi-aulonialie rifle depends on how clean it is kept. Exclusive use of J. C. Higgins' ammunition will keep fuuling to a minimum, but, because a semi-automatic rifle depends on the powder ga>es for the repeating action, it must be kept clean to function efficiently. We recommend that your gun be thoroughly cleaned afler firing 200 to 250 rounds for continued lop performance.
Disassemble the gun, following complete instructions contained in this instruction sheet, into the three basic parts, (ai slock, receiver and barrel group, <b) trigger assembly, and (c) breech bolt assembly.
Using a tooth brush soaked in solvent, dean trigger assembly, getting powder fouling out of springs, magazine throat, etc. fn same manner clean bolt, getting fonling out of extractor, off of bolt face and firing pin, and nut of machined outs in bolt. Push a patch, moistened with a good solvent through Lhe barrel from the muzzle end. Push a brass brush, soaked in solvent through the entire length of tin- bore several times, using long even strokes. Push clean patches through the bore in the same manner until the last patch comes out unsoiled. Push lightly oiled patch through the entire length of the bore. Wipe both trigger assembly and bolt dry, oil lightly, and replace, following instructions for assembly, which follow.
A J. C. Higgins Rille Cleaning Kit is available especially for .22 caliber rifles (at any Sears' Store or from lhe catalogue), which includes all lite necessary materials to carry out the above operations. Another valuable piece of equipment is a J. C. Higgins Silicone Cloth which will help by protecting the outside surfaces of the rifle from rust and moisture.
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