View Full Version : How often do actions need cleaning?
August 27, 2005, 09:24 PM
What frequency should I take my Mossy 500 apart and clean the innerds?
August 28, 2005, 01:39 AM
Depends on how long you want the gun to last, and how reliable you want it to be.
Personally, I can't afford to buy a new shotgun because I let mine deteriorate, and I sure can't afford a stoppage on a HD gun, so I field strip and clean EVERY time I shoot it.
Pump guns are marvelously reliable, but all it takes is a grain of burned powder, a particle of plastic or a particle of metal case head to cause a stoppage.
I at least brush everything out with a toothbrush, but I clean the bore, the bolt, the magazine, and especially the chamber and locking lug on the barrel extension.
August 28, 2005, 10:53 PM
For a consstatnly used (practise) consider once a year to detail the action.
Other times do the barrel and lightly oil the action.
Unless you get grtty dust sand into the action the definetly detail it then
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