It’s important to be able to take apart and clean your shotgun, and each gun operates differently. We’ve created a how-to video and article for those with a Tristar Viper Max Shotgun to learn how to take apart their shotgun and keep it just like new.
Tools you’ll need will be a small screwdriver and a small hammer.
Make sure the gun is unloaded. Pull the action open and check the mag and the barrel.
Remove the magazine cap. Unscrew it and move it out of the way.
Remove the forearm. Slide it straight off the mag tube.
Remove the barrel. First, you’ll need to close the action. Press the charging bolt, press the release button, and slide the barrel forward until it pops off.
Find the piston sleeve and make sure to remove it.
Remove the charging handle. Grab the action bar sleeve, pull back halfway and hold on tight, then take your finger and move the bolt back and forth until the notch aligns with the charging handle. It will then pull right out.
Slowly let down and slide the action bar off and grab the bolt. From there, you can take the action bars off the action bars sleeve. Take it off the notches.
Slide the spring off the magazine tube.
Remove the trigger guard assembly. Use a small hammer and a small screwdriver to get the pin started and pop it out. Be sure to keep track of the pin.
From there, press the bolt release button and pull the trigger guard assembly out. It hinges in the rear of the receiver. Pull forward and up.
And there you have it—a fully disassembled shotgun ready for cleaning and basic maintenance.
See the image below for the complete set of parts you should have.
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