Basic materials needed

• Cleaning rod of proper size with bristle bore brushes (fiber or brass) and tip into which cleaning patch can be inserted.

• Cloth patches

• Powder solvent

• Lubricating oil

• Small lint-free cloths for wiping and oiling

• Bristle brush for scrubbing dirt off breech face, extractor, magazine lips, follower, etc.

Use proper size bore brushes and patches - if they are too small they won't do the job, and if they are too large they will bind inside bore.

When possible, insert cleaning rod from chamber end of bore and push rod all the way through so it emerges from muzzle.

Do not "reverse" rod direction when patch or brush is in barrel, it might bind.

Do not use patches dripping with solvent or oil. Wet patches or brushes, then squeeze out excess before using.

When using bore brushes or a larger bristle brush on breech face, breech areas, magazines, etc., work carefully to prevent damaging components.

Note: If lower parts of receiver and its mechanism are especially dirty, soak in appropriate solvent, or flush clean with same solvent. Remove grip panels before soaking or flushing, and make certain that all foreign matter is removed after cleaning. Lightly oil after cleaning.

Only a very small amount of oil is needed to adequately lubricate moving parts and prevent rust. Stainless Steel pistols require slightly more lubrication than parkerized or blued pistols. Accumulation of oil tends to attract dust and dirt which interferes with the safe and reliable functioning of pistol. Do not apply excess lubricating oil.

A Wear eye protection when using solvent. Thoroughly wash your hands to remove powder and solvents after cleaning your gun.

H Always wear eye and ear protection when using any firearm. Safety and instruction manuals are available from Springfield, Inc.

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