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CLEANING YOUR AUTO-5

The correct procedure for cleaning your Auto-5 shotgun is as follows:

BE

CERTAIN

YOUR

SHOTGUN’S

MAGAZINE,

FEED MECHANISM AND CHAMBER ARE UNLOADED. PLACE THE “SAFETY” IN THE SAFE” POSITION AND LOCK THE BOLT TO

“ON THE

REAR.

ALWAYS

WEAR

PROTECTIVE

GLASSES CLEANING

DURING ALL DISASSEMBLY PROCEDURES.

SAFETY AND

VERTICAL ADJUSTMENT —

1 Remove the barrel so that it can be cleaned from the breech end.

Adjustment of the sight is controlled by the screw located on top of the sight, To RAISE the point of impact, turn the screw in a counter- clockwise direction. To LOWER the point of im- pact, turn the screw in a clockwise direction. Vertical adjustment is also a process of trial and error.

2 Using a shotgun cleaning rod with tip and patch large enough for a snug fit in the bore, insert the rod and patch in the breech end of the barrel and run back and forth through the the bore several times. Remove and wipe the Invector tube, tube threads and barrel threads, and lightly oil.

Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions PERIODIC OILING

Ordinary good judgment will indicate that the metal parts of the gun should receive a light film of oil after the gun has been exposed to weather or handling.

Occasionally, a small drop of oil may be placed on each receiver track in which the breech bolt and barrel extension guides run during opera- tion (See Figure 16). This will help to relieve friction and insure smooth operation.

DO NOT POUR LARGE QUANTITIES OF OIL INTO THE ACTION. A LARGE EXCESS OF OIL WILL RUN BACK INTO THE WOOD OF THE STOCK AND CAUSE SOFTENING OF THE WOOD, WITH CONSEQUENTIAL LOOSENING OF THE STOCK.

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Inspect the bore from both ends for leading by looking through the bore toward light. Leading will appear as dull longitudinal streaks and is usually more predominate near the muzzle and just forward of the chamber.

4 A normal amount of leading can be expected with today’s high velocity loads and improved wads but this is not serious. If or when lead- ing should become heavy, it can be removed with a brass bore brush. Make sure a choke tube is installed. Spray the bore or the bore brush with a good powder solvent, and scrub the bore until leading is removed. To prevent brass bristles from breaking off, the brush should be pushed completely through the bore before being withdrawn.

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