The striker and inside of the receiver must be thoroughly cleaned and lightly oiled to ensure reliable and safe operation. Corrosion and rust that result from improper cleaning, or lack of cleaning, could alter the proper functioning of the striker mechanism. This could lead to a condition whereby the gun will not operate correctly. AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE MAY OCCUR RESULTING IN INJURY AND/OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
5. Now that the barrel is completely dry, lightly lube the bore with a quality lubricant or, in keeping with the all-natural method, T/C's Natural Lube 1000 Plus Bore Butter. Reinstall the breech plug using the in-line muzzleloader breech plug wrench provided with the firearm. Make sure that you have lubed all of the threads on the breech plug and inside the breech area with an anti-seize type lubricant like T/C's Super Lube. Be careful not to cross-thread the breech plug or over-tighten it. It should be made snug by turning it clockwise with the breech plug wrench.
6. Fouling on the stock, receiver and exterior parts should be wiped off with an oily cloth or T/C's Wonder Cloth saturated with Natural Lube 1000 Plus Bore Butter.
7. Your in-line muzzleloader may now be reassembled in the reverse order of the takedown procedure detailed on page 10 and 11.
8. After your in-line muzzleloader has been reassembled, check the striker to ensure that there is no excess lubricant on the surface which could impede safe performance. Check for proper functioning of the trigger, striker and safety mechanism prior to loading and firing.
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