Initial cleaning and ollinq

Some metal parts of your new shotgun have been coated at the factory with a rust preventative compound. Before using your shotgun, clean the anti-rust compound from the inside of the barrel, receiver, bolt mechanism and the action/chamber areas. A high quality, lightweight gun oil should be used to remove this compound and to give your new firearm its first lubrication. Clean the barrel using a cleaning rod and patch as explained under "Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions" found on page 33 in this owner's manual.

If your new shotgun is to be stored for an extended period of time, it is permissible to leave the rust preventative compound in place and keep your shotgun in its box for maximum protection during long-term storage.

Before beginning assembly of your shotgun, you should first wipe the mechanism clean and apply a few drops of quality oil to the rails on which the bolt slides. These are found inside the receiver (Figure 2). Avoid applying too much oil.

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Only a light film is necessary. Excessive oil should be wiped off, especially in cold weather.

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