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How to clean your firearms with CLP

Note: CLP can be used to clean any type of firearm. In the following example we will review how to clean an AR-15 with CLP.

Standards: Cleaned, inspected, and lubricated the carbine and magazine so they functioned correctly.

Equipment: Use small-arms swabs, CLP, and bore brush to clean bore. Use rags, cleaning brush, and CLP to remove powder fouling, corrosion, dirt, and rust from other areas.

You should clean weapon as follows:

(1.) Upper Receiver Group.

1.Use small-arms swabs, CLP, and bore brush to clean bore. Do not reverse direction of the bore brush while in the bore. Run the brush through the bore several times until most of the powder fouling and other foreign matter have been removed.

2.Swab the bore several times using a cleaning rod and a swab wet with CLP.

3.Swab the bore several times with a cleaning rod and dry swab.

4.Use rags, cleaning brush, and CLP to remove powder fouling, corrosion, dirt, and rust from other areas.

5.Clean bolt lugs with CLP and chamber brush.

6. Use CLP and bore brush to clean barrel locking lugs and gas tube.

(2.) Lower Receiver Group.

1.Remove powder fouling, corrosion, and dirt with rags, cleaning brush, and CLP.

2.Clean buffer tube and buttstock tube with rag attached to holder.

3.Clean buffer action spring and inside lower receiver extension with brush and rags.

4.Swab the receiver several times using a cleaning rod and a swab wet with CLP.

5.Swab the receiver several times using a cleaning rod section and dry swab.

(3.) Bolt Carrier Group.

1.Clean outer and inner surfaces of bolt carrier with rags and CLP.

2.Clean carrier key (use worn bore brush).

3.Clean firing pin recess and firing pin with brush and CLP.

4.Clean firing pin hole with pipe cleaner and CLP.

5.Clean carbon deposits and dirt from locking lugs with cleaning brush and CLP.

6.Clean areas behind bolt ring and under lip of extractor with brush and CLP.

(4.) Wipe all the parts of the weapon except those that are rubber coated, using a rag wet with CLP.

(5.) Dry completely all parts cleaned with CLP.

(6.) Lubricates the following moving parts with CLP as instructed:

A. Upper receiver. Lightly lube inside of receiver, bore, chamber, locking lugs, outer surfaces of barrel and front sight, and mating surface for carrying handle.

B. Entire Bolt carrier group. Generously lube outside the bolt body, bolt rings, and cam pin area.

C. Lightly lube inside and outside lower receiver extension, buffer, and action spring. Lightly lube inside buttstock assembly. Generously lube buttstock lock-release lever and retaining pin.

(7.) After lubricating, the components are cycled by hand to spread the CLP. Weapons fired infrequently or stored for prolonged periods should have a light film of CLP applied to the exterior of the firearm. Preventive maintenance is performed every 90 days, unless inspection reveals more frequent servicing is necessary. The use of the lubricant does not eliminate the requirement for cleaning and inspecting to ensure that corrosion has not formed.

1.Below 0 degrees Fahrenheit use lubricating oil, arctic weather (LAW). Oil lightly to avoid freeze-up.

2.Extreme heat - use a light coat of CLP.

3.Damp or salty air - use CLP. Clean and apply frequently.

4.Sandy or dusty areas - use CLP. Clean and apply frequently. Wipe with a rag after each application to remove excess.

Your firearms should be cleaned immediately after firing. All metal components and surfaces that have been exposed to powder fouling should be cleaned using CLP on a bore-cleaning patch or cotton cloth. The CLP is used on the bristles of the receiver brush to clean the receiver. After your firearm is cleaned and wiped dry, a thin coat of CLP is rubbed on with a cloth to exposed metal only. This lubricates and preserves the exposed metal parts during all normal temperature ranges.

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