The Remington model 870 pump action shotgun is a perfect all around shotgun whether for hunting or home defense. It is a reliable, easy to use and affordable shotgun. For many people this is their first shotgun. For those of you who are new to using this shotgun and don't know how to properly maintain it or need a quick reminder on how to assemble/disassemble and don't have time to look up in the manual then this set of instructions is for you.
Time Required: 20-40 Minutes depending on how dirty your weapon is possibly longer
What you will need (See Image 1):
- A flat clean surface to work on
- Your Remington 870
- Clean Rags (Or old T-shirts)
- Bore Snake (12 gage or different for your model)
- CLP (Cleaner, Lubricant, Protectant - Use sparingly, a little bit goes a long way)
Step 1: ENSURE THE WEAPON IS UNLOADED
Always ensure your weapon is unloaded prior to attempting to disassemble your weapon!
With the bolt moved to the rear you can look inside the chamber to ensure that the chamber is clear