Cleaning The Magazine

It is a good idea to clean the magazine(s) each time the pistol is cleaned. To do so, observe the following steps:

1. Push the magazine follower and spring down into the magazine (with a piece of wood, pencil or pen) about two inches. Insert a thin rod (such as a small screwdriver or a nail) through the lower of the front two holes in the body of the magazine (as illustrated). This holds the spring under tension.

2. Turn the magazine over and tap it lightly to that the follower falls away from the spring. Lift out the follower from the magazine body.

3. Push down on the spring again to take up the spring tension. Take out the thin rod and allow (carefully) the spring to extend; take it completely out of the magazine body.

MAGAZINE FOLLOWEI

SPRING LOOP

MAGAZIN

MAGAZINE FOLLOWEI

SPRING LOOP

MAGAZIN

MAGAZINE SPRING

THIN ROD OR SCREWDRIVER

THIN ROD OR SCREWDRIVER

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4. Clean all three parts, taking care to clean off carbon deposits from the magazine follower and the lips of the magazine.

5. Wipe all parts with a lightly oiled cloth.

6. Reassemble by placing the spring inside the magazine body with the uppermost loop pointing forward. Compress the spring and put the thin rod in place as was done in step 1.

7. Place the follower on top of the spring (as illustrated). Take up the spring tension, remove the thin rod and carefully allow the spring to push up on the follower until it is returned to its original position.

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