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The Cleaning Kit

This cleaning kit was issued for the Stgw57 (aka PE57). 

1. Grease Cans
2. Bore Mirror
3. Cleaning Rod Handle
4. Nylon Brush
5. Chamber CLeaning Jag
6. Brass Brush
7. Brass Bore Brush
8. Cleaning Rod Segments
9. Cleaning Rod End, with Patch Jag

Close-up of grease can.

The text on the can reads
The above phrase is a mixture of German and French.
AUTOMATENFETT is German and traslates to Grease for Automatic
GRAISSE ARMES AUT is French and translates to Grease for automatic firearms
Inside the circle on the center of the lid the is an F+ over a W
Which is the proofmark of the Swiss Waffenfabrik Bern
Thanks to Andreas Beules for translating, and
Thanks to Mark Adkins for IDing the proofmark.

The cleaning procedure for the kit above is as follows:

1. Make the rifle safe. Remove the magazine and bolt.
2. Assemble the cleaning rod and attach the brass brush with a small amount
of the black grease on the tip of the brush - from the chamber end, make 5
passes through the barrel.
3. Remove the brass brush and attach the brass cleaning jag with a 100%
cotton patch (about 5cm x 5cm square). Run patches through the bore until
they come out clean.
4. Using the cleaning rod handle and one rod section, attach the large
chamber brush with a very small amount of grease at the tip. Scrub the
chamber area thoroughly with the brush - about 5 passes should clean the
5. Remove the chamber brush and attach the chamber jag with a (20cm x 20cm
square) cotton patch slid into the slot cut into the jag. Insert this into
the chamber area and wipe thoroughly and repeat until subsequent patches
come out clean.
6. Reassemble the entire rod and handle - attach the nylon brush and
(lightly) coat with the black grease. Run this brush through the bore to
apply the grease to the bore and chamber area.
7. The bolt should be disassembled and all parts wiped clean. It is
preferable to use oil or the light-colored grease on the bolt as opposed to
the black grease. The remainder of the weapon should be wiped clean and
8. The magazine should be disassembled and cleaned as it accumulates firing residue.

*****Remember to remove the grease from the bore before firing the weapon*****


The 1911 and Cleaning kits below use a slightly different procedure. 
"Cleaning the K11 and K31: the cleaning kit consisted of 2 tins of grease, a chamber cleaner with a "sieve" ,spare "sieves" a string with an opening in the middle and a bore mirror and patches. Before firing, you degreased the gun by running a patch through the barrel by means of the string. The patches were looped through the opening in the string. After firing you cleaned the barrel again with string and patches and then greased the barrel in the same manner. Occasionally we used the chamber cleaner and, in the case of rust in the barrel, ran a sieve through the barrel with the string. Usually it was a 2-man job, one holding the gun and one end of the string while the other held the other end of the string.
The Stg. 57 had a cleaning kit containing a rod (in sections), a brass brush, 2 tins of grease and an attachment to hold patches. In essence, the cleaning method was the same as above. No "sieve" though and it was a one man job."

Photo courtesy of Cliff

Above is a second type of cleaning kit.  This kit uses a pull-through (middle) rather than a cleaning rod.  The the left is a chamber brush, and to the right is a bore mirror.  The carrying case is at the top of the photo.


Picture courtesy of Rust and Verdigris  

Pictured above are a Model 1911 Cleaning Kit (Top)
and a Model 1889 Cleaning Kit (Bottom)

Instructional Shooting Kit

This kit is intended for indoor or instructional purposes.  

It consists of a chamber insert (1), a barrel insert.(2), primers (3), pellets (4), a screwdriver (5), a cleaning brush (6), a ramrod (7),  a small carboard container to hold the pellets and primers (8) and a target (see below).

The assembly works by seating a pellet and the bore end of the barrel insert, then pushing the barrel insert into the chamber.


Then, the top of the chamber insert is removed, and a primer is place in the cup.  The insert is then chambered in the rifle. 

The practice pellet has a range of 5 to 20 yards.


Muzzle Cap

Muzzle Cap for the Models 1889,96/11, and 1911 Rifles

This cap fits the K31 & the 1911 Carbine.

Ammunition Pouch

 The pouch holds four 6 round clips of 7.5 ammo

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