Special notes on the treatment of pistols

Pistols and magazines are to be lightly oiled, and the receiver tracks lightly greased. Ammunition may be oiled. Wherever possible, the magazine is to be cleaned weekly, emptied and refilled, at the same time examining it carefully for distortion such as buckling and bending. Buckled and corroded cartridges discovered in the course of cleaning are to be removed. After the magazine has been filled, the topmost round must be pressed down several times and then allowed to rise again so as to ensure that the remaining rounds are correctly positioned in the magazine.

Whilst carrying out this action, ensure that the rounds do not jam in the magazine. The pistol holster provides no protection for the weapon and magazine against damage resulting from abrupt changes in temperature.

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