Step 3: Cleaning the weapon
After the receiver is stripped I start by attaching the .12 ga "mop" to the handle of the cleaning rod and spraying a small amount of Break Free on the "mop". With a rotating motion run the "mop" into the receiver making sure to scrub the entire length of the receiver tube. Next use one of the towels to wipe any excess Break Free from the receiver.
Remove the "mop" and attach the other length of cleaning rod and the bore brush. Using the straw on the Break Free can spray a small ammount of Break Free into the barrel and run the bore brush through the barrel. I prefer to run the brush from the muzzle end down through the chamber, others may advise you to run the brush from the chamber trhough to to muzzle. Eitehr way you prefer is fine.Once I have run the brush through the barrel I remove the brush from the cleaning rod, pull the rod out of the barrel, spray some more Break Free into the barrel and repeat the whole process at least three (3) times or more depending on how dirty the barrel is.
Next remove the bore brush and attach the patch tip and add a cleaning patch. Spary a small amount of Break Free on the patch and run it through the barrle in the same direction you ran the bore brush Once you have run the patch down the barrle remove it and pull the rod out. I reapeat this step at least three times with a "wet" patch. nce you have run the wet patches down the barrel place clean, DRY patches in the patch tip and run them own the barrel until the patch passes through the barrel and come out completely clean.
If you find you have run a bunch of patches down the barrrel and none of them are clean repeat the steps with the bore brush and "wet" patches as often as necessary to get clean patches to pass through the barrel.
Using one of your rags and some Break Free, wipe down the bolt, recoil springs, and recoil spring guide. You can use Q-Tips to get into those hard to reach areas on the bolt. Make sure you wipe down the bolt face and get it clean.