||Put the tip in slot B, the largest hole.
||Place a patch saver on the tip and over the patch. The large patch saver is for 12--10
gauge, small for 20--16 gauge. A patch saver forms a large knot that varies in size as it
is pulled down the bore.
||Take a pinch on the patch and place it through the slot.
||Pull tightly. This lock the patch and patch saver onto the brass tip. It is impossible
for the patch to come off until you release it. Normally with a slotted tip, you randomly
clean each side of the barrel. With the Otis system, you clean the entire surface of the
||Assemble the flexible cleaning rod. Obstruction remover on one end, forged brass tip
on the other.
NOTE: The shotgun tip has a new internal thread for strength.
||Open the action as if you are going to insert a shell.
||Push the flexible cleaning rod down the barrel from breech to muzzle. The obstruction
remover on the end of the rod will knock out any mud or snow in the barrel. You can remove
stuck cases or sometimes a stuck wad.
||Work the swab in the receiver to clean the slides. Pull the rod and swab out through
the muzzle in the direction of the shot. The swab will scrub 360 degree coverage the
entire chamber, forcing cone, length of the bore, and the choke are cleaned in one stiff
If the swab pulls hard, just attach the "T" handle and pull. Your first
swab down the barrel must have a few drops of solvent on it. This will lubricate the bore
and prevent sand or dirt from scratching the muzzle end of the barrel
||After the first swab, you can use the brush. Please note that the Otis brush is
oversized to scrub the chamber and forcing cone.
Never run the bore brush down the
barrel of any gun first. This will damage the firearm. The dirt or sand in the muzzle end
will get into the bristles on the brush. When the brush is presented at the forcing cone,
the dirt will be deposited in the chamber. This is the exact equivalent of cleaning in the
wrong direction (from muzzle to breech).
The Otis all-caliber swab has six new cleaning surfaces. Take advantage of this
feature. It will prolong the life of your firearm. When the swab is pulled down the barrel
the first time it may pick up dirt or abrasive particles.
Never run this swab a second time. The abrasive material will scratch the forcing cone
and bore at the breech end. This causes lead and plastic buildup.
||Remove the swab and flip it over. Use the clean side of the swab.
||Use the chamber cleaning rod with the oversized bore brush to clean the chamber and
the choke tube threads. It is always desirable to clean the barrel first before changing
the choke tube. This will prevent dirt from getting into the threads. If you find the
choke tube does not easily screw in, do not force it. A bulged barrel could result. Clean
the thread right there and reinsert the tube. Many hunters have saved their hunts by
having the Kit and Caboodle with them on their belt.
||It is always a good practice to wipe down all of the components when you put them back
into the dust-proof case.