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Hey again!

I was doing some shooting a few days ago, and cleaned my gun afterwards. Everything went smoothly, but when I decided to lubricate the barrel I over soaked the cotton stick(God knows what I was thinking), so oil spilled all over the place upon insertion into the barrel, it ran down the stock into the safety switch, so now when I move the switch forward or backward, a trace of oil can be seen. I cleaned out as much oil as I could, but there is still some. What can I do? The gun still works fine, bolt works, trigger mechanism works, safety works, I am just concerned about it. The gun is a Browning X-Bolt Hunter, chambered in .308 Win. 

Thanks for your help.
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  No problem unless you'll be using it in dusty conditions where over time grit could build up or in extremely cold conditions where the oil may gel up.  I break down my hunting rifles that I use every other year unless something happens that I need to sooner.  Remove the oil then. 
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If you are still nervous turn the rifle upside down on a piece of papper towl & let it stand over night!
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OK, thanks for the tips, I had the gun flipped upside down for some time now and I was also looking online, trying to find a disassembly manual, but so far I found nothing. I also forgot to mention that not much oil was spilled, maybe a few drops, and that it wasn't actual oil, more a cleaning/lubrication solution. Thanks for your help.
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The owner's manual and some common sense should be all the "instruction" required...
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http://media.browning.com/pdf/om/09_044_xbolt.pdf

Here. There is nothing about the bolt disassembly, removing the stock.... I will show the gun to my uncle though, then we'll decide what to do. 

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I've seen the manual...
When you remove the trigger guard, you can remove the stock.  
If you don't already know how to disassemble the bolt, take it to a gunsmith and ask him to do it in front of you.  
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Blow some compressed air over it and it should blow out most of the oil. I wouldn't worry much unless it is a high quality wood stock. If thats the case I always remove the action from the stock before starting any work just to keep from staining or damaging the wood.
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After you take the action out of the stock, you could spray the trigger and safety with lighter(zippo) fluid and left to air-dry. Then reassemble, and all is good.
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I would flood the trigger assembly/safety with Rem-oil and blow out with compressed air.  After a day or two the Rem-oil will dry off and leave behind a light teflon coating.  The rem-oil will dissolve the existing oil because it's 50% mineral spriits and dries off so there's not enough left to gum anything.  It's all I use in my triggers.  I store all my stuff muzzle down to prevent oil soaked stocks and preserve recoil pads.
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