Some metal parts of your new rifle have been coated at the factory with a rust preventative compound. Before using your new Model 63, clean the anti-rust compound from the inside of the barrel, receiver, breech bolt mechanism and the action chamber areas. A high quality, light weight gun oil should be used to remove this compound and to give your gun its first lubrication. Clean the barrel using a cleaning rod and patch as explained under "Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions" found later in this booklet. Take down your rifle for cleaning as explained under "Full Disassembly/Take down" explained later in this manual. First lubrication suggestions are also outlined below.
If your new Model 63 is for collector's purposes and you wish to store it for a long period of time, it is permissible to leave the rust preventative compound in place and keep your Model 63 in its box for maximum protection during long-term storage.
IMPORTANT: CLEAN THE INSIDE OF THE BARREL AND CHAMBER TO REMOVE ALL GREASE AND OTHER POSSIBLE OBSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FIRING YOUR GUN.
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Before the first firing, and with your rifle disassembled as explained below, it is important to wipe the mechanism clean and apply a few drops of quality oil on the following surfaces (see Figure 4).
• On the bearing surfaces of the internal hammer.
• Inside top of the front portion of the receiver.
• All internal surfaces that slide against each other.
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