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Traditional (Sidelock) Muzzleloader In-Line Muzzleloader
  • Disassembly
    • Make sure it is unloaded.
    • Remove the wedge.
    • Remove the barrel.
  • Disassembly
    • Make sure it is unloaded.
    • Remove the breech plug.
  • Cleaning
    • Clean inside the barrel with warm, soapy water.
    • Clean residue from the barrel with solvent.
    • Dry with patches.
    • Clean the lock.
      • Remove the nipple or flint.
      • Scrub with soapy water.
      • Lubricate lightly (do not lubricate frizzen).
      • Clean the flash hole.
    • Wipe outside metal with lubricant.
  • Cleaning
    • Clean inside the barrel with warm, soapy water.
    • Clean residue from the barrel with solvent.
    • Dry with patches.
    • Clean the breech plug.
    • Wipe outside metal with lubricant.
  • Reassembly
    • Place the flint in the cock and tighten.
    • Screw in the nipple with the nipple wrench.
    • Place the barrel in the stock.
    • Insert the wedge.
  • Reassembly
    • Insert the breech plug into the muzzleloader.
    • Lubricate treads with breech plug grease.