IN THE CHAMBER AND THE SAFETY IS IN THE "ON SAFE" POSITION.
You should clean your Select after every day of shooting and more often if it becomes excessively dirty.
A minimum cleaning includes wiping down the action and oiling key parts. Most regular maintenance will also include cleaning the barrels. If you encounter a function problem (tightness when breaking open or closing the action) be sure to give your firearm a thorough cleaning to see if it solves the problem before seeking the services of our service facility or a qualified gunsmith. To clean your firearm, follow these general guidelines.
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ALWAYS PLACE THE SAFETY IN THE "ON SAFE" POSITION BEFORE BEGINNING ANY CLEANING PROCEDURE AND BE CERTAIN YOUR SHOTGUN'S CHAMBERS ARE UNLOADED.
ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE SAFETY GLASSES DURING ALL CLEANING PROCEDURES. KEEP AMMUNITION AWAY FROM THE CLEANING AREA. DO NOT TEST THE FUNCTION OF YOUR FIREARM WITH LIVE AMMUNITION.
1. Use a cleaning rod with a tip and patch suitable for the size of your shotgun's bores. Make sure the patch is large enough for a snug fit in the bore. Insert the rod and patch into the barrel at the receiver end and run it back and forth several times.
2. Inspect the chamber and bore for lead and powder fouling. A normal amount of powder residue can be expected and is not serious. It can usually be removed by repeating step one, using a patch saturated with solvent. If fouling should become heavy, it can be removed with a brass bore brush. Dip or spray the brush with solvent and scrub the chamber and bore until the fouling is removed. To prevent brass bristles from breaking off, the brush should be pushed completely through the bore before being withdrawn.
3. After fouling has been removed the bore should be wiped dry. Then pass a lightly oiled patch through the bore, for preservation. A fine, light gun oil is recommended.
4- Wipe all exposed metal surfaces of the receiver, forearm and barrels with a clean rag. Finger marks should be removed because they provide a place where moisture can accumulate. Any dried oil in the receiver area should also be removed.
5. Lightly oil your firearm at the points described under "Initial Cleaning/Oiling" found on page 9. Ordinary good judgment will, of course, indicate that the metal of the firearm should receive a light film of oil any time the firearm has been exposed to weather or handling. This is very important and must be done with every firearm. Remember, the polished, finely fitted surfaces of the receiver and action mechanisms must always have a thin film of oil. Make sure that the surfaces of the locking pin system and the hinge components are especially clean and lightly oiled with a high-quality gun oil.
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