Thompson Thunder Hawk Nipple

Never attempt to clean a charged or primed muzzleloading firearm. AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE CAN CAUSE INJURY AND/OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.

Completely Disassemble your ThunderHawk by following the five-step procedure as detailed on page 9 and page 42. You are now ready to thoroughly clean your ThunderHawk®.

The recommended cleaning method is as follows:

1. Remove the nipple by using the special ThunderHawk nipple wrench (a T/C accessory item) as shown below. Thompson/Center makes a nipple wrench specifically for the ThunderHawk rifle. It is used as shown in the diagram below. The receiver end cap and the striker must be removed to gain access to the nipple (this is discussed earlier in this manual).

Use the handle that is supplied with the nipple wrench to turn the nipple.**

Use the handle that is supplied with the nipple wrench to turn the nipple.**

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** If you did not receive a handle with your nipple wrench, call or write the company for one. It will be sent free of charge.

2. Fill a pan with very hot, soapy water. Submerge the breech of the barrel in the water and push a wet patch down the barrel on the end of your cleaning rod. Pump the rod and patch up and down in the barrel. This will draw water into the barrel and flush it out through the nipple hole. Clean the inside of the receiver, being careful to remove all powder residue which may have built up on the interior surfaces. When the barrel is clean, wipe off the excess water and set the barrel aside to dry (it is advisable to remove your scope before submerging the breech area of the barrel in any water to avoid damage to the scope).

3. Thoroughly wipe all the powder residue from the striker. You may want to submerge the striker in hot soapy water when scrubbing it. Dry the parts thoroughly. After cleaning your ThunderHawk rifle, it is recommended that you lightly lubricate the striker upon reassembly.

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    How do you take out the nipple on a scoped thompson center thunderhawk?
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