“There was a time when folks would shake their heads and say that lever actions were past their sell-by date, and as such, gun cleaning supplies for them shouldn’t exist either.”
Toolbox: What You Will Need
To clean a 30-30 lever action firearm, you will need the following supplies:
Piston Rod Cleaner
Lubricant (Spectrum or Break Free)
trigger assembly tool
Tripod or Benching surface
Preparing to Clean
To clean a 30-30 lever action, you will need: -Leather cleaner or a similar cleaner for old, dry leather -Steel wool or a steel brush -Brasso -Lubricant – New ammo if the rifle has not been fired in a while
Unscrewing the Bolt
If you need to clean your 30-30 lever action rifle, first unscrew the bolt. This will give you access to all of the parts inside the gun. If it’s dirty, you can use a cleaning kit to remove the dirt and grime. Remember to replace the screw when you’re done.
Removing the Magazine Cap
To clean a 30-30 lever action rifle, first remove the magazine cap. Next, remove the bolt from the rifle by pressing down on the serrated sections above and below the handle. Twist the bolt counter-clockwise until it comes free from the receiver. Be careful not to lose any screws or parts in this process. Once the bolt is free, you can clean the rifle as needed. Remove all of the surplus fouling that has built up on the barrel and inside of the magazine well. Wipe down all of the components with a rag or sponge and dry them off. Replace any parts that need to be replaced and tighten any screws in position.
Removing the Cartridge from the Bolt
To clean a 30-30 lever action rifle, you first need to remove the cartridge from the bolt. To do this, carefully twist the cartridge counterclockwise as you pull it out of the chamber. Be sure to use a clean piece of cloth to wipe the Chamber and Barrel clean. You can also use a bore brush to scrub any residual powder fouling. Finally, re-install the cartridge and bolt assembly using the correct torque setting.
Cleaning Tears and Firing Pin Seats:
If you own a 30-30 lever action rifle, you likely know that cleaning it can be a chore. You need to clean the barrel and the ejection port, as well as the breech and firing pin seats. Here’s how to do it:
1. First, remove the magazine. This will make it easier to get to all of the components.
2. Clean the barrel using a brass cleaner and a patch. Be sure to use a patch because brass is soft and can damage the barrel if you use your fingers.
3. Clean the ejection port using a carburetor cleaner and water.
4. Wipe down the breech and firing pin seat with a cloth or paper towel. Do not use anything else on these areas, as alcohol can damage them further.
5. Reinsert the magazine and test fire the rifle to make sure everything works properly.
Removing the Barrel From the Stock
If you want to clean your 30-30 lever action rifle, the first step is to remove the barrel from the stock. You can do this by unscrewing the barrel clamp located at the front of the stock. Once the barrel is off, you can clean it using a gun cleaner and a patch. Make sure to dry it completely before reassembly.
Removing Barrel Rail, Spring, and Slingshot Cap Ring
If your 30-30 lever action rifle is just slightly dirty, you can clean it with a few simple steps. First, remove the barrel rail, spring, and slingshot cap ring. Blow off any debris with a can of compressed air or vacuum cleaner. Then pour mild soap and water into the barrel, put the rail back on, and turn the action until the soap and water runs out. Finally, dry the rifle with a cloth before putting it back together.
First Lubrication: I Like To Oil With WD40
If you’ve ever been around a lever-action firearm, you’re probably familiar with how tight the action can get. This is especially true of 30-30 lever-actions, which were designed for hunting but are also popular among hobbyists and hunters who use them for range hunting. Over time, dirt, dust, and other debris can build up in the action and make it difficult to shoot smoothly. That’s where lubricating comes in.
The first step is to lubricate the firearm with WD40. This will help reduce friction and make it easier to cock the gun and fire. The next step is to clean the weapon as best you can. Use a warm, soapy stream of water to remove all the dirt, dust, and gunpowder residue. Finally,ubricate the weapon with a light coating of lube every time you use it.
Second Lubrication: Moly L
Rifle cleaning is a process that should be done regularly to keep your rifle in good working order. One of the most important steps in rifle cleaning is lubricating the moving parts. One of the most common oils used for this purpose is Moly Lube. Moly Lube is made from molybdenum disulfide and is practically invisible to the naked eye. It works well as a lubricant, anti-seize agent, and rust inhibitor.
Frequenty Asked Questions
What’s The Best Way To Clean A Lever Action Rifle?
Lever action rifle cleaning is a difficult process, but the following steps should all help. The lever operates under a spring, so lubricating the parts is key. For springs that are screws in place of this bar, you’ll want to unscrew them with a Phillips screw driver and replace them with new springs.
I would suggest you make sure that you only use the oil made for lever action rifles. You should never mix oils in a lever action rifle, because the parts are tiny and perfectly sealed.
How To Clean A 30-30 Lever Action
One of the most common rifle fouling mechanisms is carbon. Carbon gets inside the barrel and attaches to the rifling. It slows down the bullet before it leaves the barrel, which causes accuracy to suffer.
The easiest way to clean the 30-30 lever action is to use your regular household cleaners. The first step is to get rid of all the dirt that has accumulated in the grooves and cracks. Apply a liberal amount of gun oil soap and scrub the entire rifle, then pour 1/4 cup of baking soda down the barrel and let it sit for about 20 minutes. After letting it sit for about a half hour, run fresh water through your rifle.
What Is The Difference Between A 30-30 Lever Action And A 30-30 Bolt Action?
The 30-30 lever action, which is a type of rifle, was born of the same days as the 30-30 bolt action and shares some similarities to it. The lever action does not use any power from a separate source like the bolt action does because it uses a moving handle instead of a crank.
A 30-30 lever action is a type of rifle that uses a pivoting lever with a hinge at one end to cock the action. Lever actions also feature many other firearm parts, such as extractors and safeties, that can be uncomfortable or hard to clean. On the other hand, a 30-30 bolt action rifle has a “bolt” (that is the actual firing mechanism) on the left side of the receiver that moves forward and backward in two halves to eject cartridges and chamber new ones. You will find both types at your local retailers or online stores.
How To Clean A 30-30 Lever Action?
It’s not easy to clean your firearm because you are limited by the shape and size of the parts, but it can be done. You want to avoid using some harsh chemicals or tools that could damage the finish. Instead go for a product like Hoppe’s #9 or Brownells Bore Butter which is a metal cleaner that contains no abrasives.
To clean a 30-30 lever action, take the rifle from the shoulder and pull the bolt back, pushing in on the small rod with your thumb for about 10 seconds. Remove the large spring cap screw on top of the receiver, push it to one side so you can get a good hand on it and use a wire brush to vigorously scrub off all corrosion.
How Do I Clean My Lever Action Rifle?
A 30-30 lever action can be cleaned easily. The most important thing is that you have a spotless work surface and brush the metal with a damp cloth. If you find the bore to be covered in hard dirt, use some salt and vinegar or ammonia solution, then run the rifle through the traditional process of cleaning it.
The top of the action should be taken off so that the dust and dirt can be removed from its inside.