Stoeger M3500 shotguns are popular among hunters and shooters. But like any other firearm, they require regular cleaning and maintenance. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of cleaning a Stoeger M3500 shotgun.
Bbefore You Start
First, make sure the gun is unloaded. Take out the magazine and open the action to check that there is no round in the chamber.
Next, disassemble the gun into its main parts. For the M3500, this will include the barrel, receiver, bolt assembly, stock, and fore-end. Refer to your gun’s manual for specific instructions on how to do this.
Once the gun is disassembled, you can start cleaning each part. Start with the barrel. Use a cleaning rod and patch jag to run a cleaning patch soaked in solvent down the barrel. Repeat this process until the patch comes out clean.
Next, clean the receiver. Use a brush and solvent to remove any dirt, debris, or gunpowder residue from the inside of the receiver. Be sure to pay attention to the bolt assembly, as this is where most of the gun’s moving parts are located.
Once the receiver is clean, move on to the stock and fore-end. Use a brush and solvent to clean off any dirt, debris, or gunpowder residue.
Finally, reassemble the gun and apply a light coat of oil to all of the moving parts. This will help keep the gun lubricated and in good working order.
Why Should You Clean Your Stoeger M3500?
If you don’t clean your Stoeger M3500, it will eventually malfunction. Carbon and powder residue will build up on the internal parts, and that will cause the gun to jam. The gun will also become less accurate over time. So it’s important to clean your Stoeger M3500 regularly in order to keep it functioning properly.
How Often Should You Clean Your Stoeger M3500?
The Stoeger M3500 should be cleaned every time it is used. If it is not used often, it should be cleaned at least once a month.
What Materials Do You Need To Clean Your Stoeger M3500?
- One cleaning rod and handle
- One chamber brush
- One shotgun bore brush
- One shotgun mops
- Cleaning patches
- One bottle of gun solvent
- One can of gun oil
- One set of gunsmith screwdrivers
- One set of allen wrenches
- One set of punches
- One set of files
- One set of stone
- One set of needle nose pliers
- One set of wire cutters
- Safety glasses
- Ear protection
- Cotton swabs
- Lint free cloths
- Paper towels
- Good lighting
How to Disassemble Your Stoeger M3500 for Cleaning?
To disassemble your Stoeger M3500 for cleaning, first make sure the gun is unloaded. Next, remove the magazine by depressing the magazine release button and pull the magazine out. With the magazine removed, pull the fore-end back to release the tension on the action spring, then push the fore-end release button and remove the fore-end. Next, push the action lock lever to the right and open the action. Remove the barrel from the receiver by depressing the barrel release button and sliding the barrel forward and off the receiver. Finally, remove the stock by unscrewing the stock bolts.
Once the gun is disassembled, you can clean each part individually. To clean the barrel, start by using a bore brush to remove any loose debris.Next, use a bore snake or a cleaning rod with patches to remove any residue. Finally, use a clean cloth to wipe down the inside of the barrel. To clean the receiver, start by removing any dirt or debris with a brush. Next, use a cleaning solution and a cloth to wipe down the inside of the receiver. Finally, use a clean cloth to wipe down the outside of the receiver.
To clean the action, start by removing any dirt or debris with a brush. Next, use a cleaning solution and a cloth to wipe down the inside of the action. Finally, use a clean cloth to wipe down the outside of the action. To clean the stock, start by removing any dirt or debris with a brush. Next, use a cleaning solution and a cloth to wipe down the inside and outside of the stock. Finally, use a clean cloth to wipe down the outside of the stock.
How to Reassemble Your Stoeger M3500?
- Disassemble the gun by removing the magazine cap, forend assembly, and bolt assembly.
- Clean all parts with a gun cleaning solvent.
- Dry all parts with a clean cloth.
- Reassemble the gun by reversing the order of disassembly.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Do If I Have Never Cleaned a Shotgun Before?
If you have never cleaned a shotgun before, you may want to consider taking it to a gunsmith or someone who is experienced in cleaning firearms. They will be able to show you the proper way to clean your shotgun and make sure that you do not damage any of the parts.
What parts of the Stoeger M3500 need to be cleaned?
The parts of the Stoeger M3500 that need to be cleaned include the barrel, receiver, magazine, and fore-end.
What is the best way to clean the bore of my Stoeger M3500?
The best way to clean the bore of your Stoeger M3500 is from the breech end. This will ensure that all of the fouling is removed from the gun.
How do I lubricate my Stoeger M3500?
To lubricate your Stoeger M3500, first make sure that the gun is unloaded. Then, apply a small amount of gun oil to the moving parts of the gun. Finally, wipe away any excess oil.
How do I clean the barrel of my Stoeger M3500?
To clean the barrel of your Stoeger M3500, first remove the barrel from the receiver. Then, using a cleaning rod and bore brush, scrub the barrel from the chamber end to the muzzle end. Finally, wipe the barrel down with a clean cloth.
What should I do if I cannot get the cleaning rod through the barrel of my Stoeger M3500 shotgun?
If you cannot get the cleaning rod through the barrel of your shotgun, you may need to take the shotgun apart and clean it from the inside out. This is a more difficult process, but it will ensure that your shotgun is thoroughly cleaned.
Cleaning your Stoeger M3500 is important to do regularly in order to keep it functioning properly. You will need to disassemble the gun, clean all the parts, and then reassemble it. Make sure you are familiar with how the gun works before you begin cleaning it. Doing a thorough cleaning job will ensure that your Stoeger M3500 will continue to work well for many years to come.
A. Wilcox Head is a lifelong shooter, hunter, and firearms enthusiast. Head grew up in a family where firearms were a way of life, and from an early age, he was taught the importance of firearm safety, accuracy, and proper hunting techniques.