Thread: cleaning a shotgun before use
08-26-2010, 10:54 PM #1
cleaning a shotgun before use
alright all I have finally obtained my first shotgun..(remington 870) everyone seems to stress the cleaning of the gun before its first use.. i bought a basic gun cleaning kit but all the instructions are very vauge.. so to all you gun fanatics i ask you, what all and do you need to clean... how far do i need to break the gun down to get it cleaned up???
08-27-2010, 01:19 AM #2
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08-27-2010, 05:32 AM #3
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in order to properly clean an 870 you need to pop the 2 side pins out and remover the trigger assembly, If you dont know what you are doing just bring it to a shop, if its not too bad, just buy a bore snake and run it through the barrel the direction the gun fires.
870's are a very common, very reliable gun, lots of mods available to.
her is mine.
08-27-2010, 08:09 AM #4
I'm not afraid to tear the gun apart.. I had the forend bolt and carrier off last night and of course the barrel... the salsemen at the store told me to clean it first before I fire it... does he mean the trigger assembly and barrel ? Cause that would make sense...
08-27-2010, 08:15 AM #5
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you can download a manual from Remington. The 870 is a nice shotgun, unless it's been beat up badly, you can get away for a bit with just making sure the barrel is clean. what you do not want to do is over oil it. run a box thru it and see how the feed is..then you can do a full teardown and clean up.
Gave that one to my wife after a bit and moved up to a Browning light 12 (semi auto) for a shop gun.
We have some idiot neighbors feeding the wild pigs around here ( we live right on the edge of a large BLM range, so we get all kinds of critters here) ..and they can be very aggressive if surprised. Last year they actually came right up on our porch and ate our haloween pumpkins. Now my wife makes sure the gun stays loaded, since the first rule of guns is to always treat them as loaded, so we figured we might as well leave them loaded....
08-27-2010, 10:45 AM #6
Yea I need to make it somewhere I can go shooting to try it out first
08-27-2010, 10:51 AM #7
I would probably just lightly oil up the contact points, go out and shoot a box or 2, then clean it. Not really to much that can go wrong with a pump shotgun.
08-27-2010, 01:29 PM #8
Download the manual and take it apart and clean it. Get to know the gun. It's important being a semi that it's clean. Not like. Pump that will still shoot if it's dirty
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