(1) Bayonet. The bayonet should be cleaned and then wiped with slightly oiled CLOTH, wiping, care being taken not to use enough oil to allow transfer to the scabbard. Use OIL, lubricating, preservative. special.
(2) Bayonet Scabbard. The bayonet scabbard may be washed on the outside with water and castile soap, rinsed with clean water, and dried. The mouth and hooks should then be wiped with slightly oiled CLOTH, wiping, care being taken not to get oil on the fabric cover (Scabbard Ml910). Use OIL, lubricating, preservative, special.
(3) Gun Sling. The gun sling should be washed with water and castile or saddle soap, rinsed with clean water, and dried. When dry, OIL, neat's-foot, may be applied (if leather is hard), with CLOTH, wiping. Rub oil well into leather. Do not use an excessive amount of oil as it will take a long time to dry and may mark clothing. After oil is dry, the sling may be polished with DRESSING, russet leather. If leather is pliable and in good condition it may be treated with a thick lather of saddle soap, rinsed with clean water, and when thoroughly dry, rubbed briskly with c'lean, dry CLOTH, wiping.
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