I have purchased very few brand new firearms in my lifetime, mainly because a lot of firearms I like aren't in production anymore. I just took delivery of a new Henry .327 and swabbed the barrel when I got it home and it was fairly dirty. I called and the factory confirmed that the do not clean the barrels after the test firing. Is this common with all factories? If so, has this always been the practice? The rifle was test fired less than a month ago, according to the card in it, but I was fairly surprised that a new rifle would leave with a dirty barrel. I kind of feel like someone who paid new car price for one with 5k on the odometer already. I'm not regretting the purchase, just (a) curious if this known to those who've bought more new firearms than I have, and (b) want to let others who may not know to clean the barrel on new firearms when you get them home if you're not heading to the range right away.