Firearms should, as a minimum requirement, be cleaned after every use.
Why should I clean my firearm?
Your firearm contains precision mechanical systems which can become clogged by the combustion debris from cartridges. Cleaning ensures the barrel, action, and trigger mechanisms remain in perfect working order and deliver optimum performance.
How should I clean my firearm?
Your firearm should be cleaned with a high quality nitro-solvent using a rod and patches. Care should be taken to remove all debris. Moving parts should be lubricated in accordance with the manufactures guidelines.