On ZAFER shotguns,
maintenance has been reduced to a minimum, but that
minimum must be performed to ensure safe and
reliable functioning and a longer service life for
the shotgun. At the end of the hunting or shooting
day, perform the Maintenance as indicated.
When combustion residues, grease or dirt particles
have accumulated in the action, clean and lubricate
the firearmCleaning and lubrication of the shotgun
after use is the best guarantee for protection of
parts against corrosion deriving from combustion
residues and from use of the firearm in humid or
WARNING: Check that the firearm is unloaded (cartridge
chamber empty, receiver empty, magazine tube empty).
Keeping the bolt retracted approximately 2 cm (1
inch), check that the chamber is unloaded by looking
through the chamber. Keeping the bolt retracted
approximately 2 cm (1 inch), check that the receiver
is unloaded by looking through the ejection port. By
pressing down the carrier check to ensure the
magazine tube is empty. If the shotgun is not
unloaded, unload it as described in the chapter "Unloading
the firearm". Lower the hammer on the unloaded gun
by pulling the trigger.
CAUTION: Do not apply excess oil: accumulation of
oil attracts dirt which can plug the barrel and
interfere with the functioning and reliability of
1. After use, thoroughly clean the barrel bore by
passing a swab through it to remove combustion
residues. If necessary, use a cleaning rod with
bronze brush and/or a patch soaked in a bore
cleaning solvent. Also include the chambers in your
2. Thoroughly clean the barrel tang locking shoulder.
3. Pull a clean soft patch through the barrel bore.
4. Lightly lubricate the barrel bore by pulling
through it a soft clean patch treated with gun oil.
5. Check the barrel and the cartridge chamber to
ensure that they are clean and free from
WARNING: Excess oil and grease obstructing the
bore even partially are very dangerous when firing
and may cause damages to the shotgun and serious
injury to the shooter and bystanders. Never spray or
apply oil to the shotshells.
Use lubricants properly: you are responsible for the
proper care and maintenance of your firearm.
CAUTION: Magnum cartridges and particularly Super
Magnum (3") shotshells produce a high amount of
combustion gases. The particular composition of some
Super Magnum shotshells' powder can generate a
strong deposit of combustion residues. The parts of
the shotgun which, coming into contact with the
gases, are more affected by the combustion residues
are the gas cylinder (inside) (I) and the piston
1. Check that the piston slides freely inside the
2. Carefully clean the inner side of the gas
cylinder with a bronze brush sprayed with gun oil.
3. When all combustion residues are removed, clean
the inside of the gas cylinder with a soft cloth.
4. Carefully clean the piston and check that the
piston can move freely in gas cylinder.
CAUTION: Do not oil these parts. (GAS CYLINDER
Every 1000 rounds (according to the type of
ammunition used) and in any case at the end of the
hunting or shooting season, before storing the
shotgun, complete the Maintenance with the following
Thoroughly clean the parts with a small brush and
gun oil. Carefully dry with a soft cloth and lightly
oil the parts with gun oil.
Thoroughly clean the parts with a soft cloth.
Lightly oil the metal parts and the trigger plate
Maintain as described for the bolt assembly. Lightly
oil the slide rails of the bolt inside the receiver.
Clean the outside of the magazine tube with a soft
cloth sprayed with gun oil. Carefully dry with a
soft cloth and lightly oil.
SURFACES OF THE GUN
Clean with care the external surfaces of the gun to
remove any trace of dirt, sweat and fingerprints.
Apply a thin film of gun oil with a cotton patch.
WARNING: Use lubricants properly: you are
responsible for the proper care and maintenance of
Do not apply excess oil. Accumulation of oil
attracts dirt, which can interfere with the
functioning and reliability of the gun.
WARNING: Once disassembled, the firearm (barrel and
fore-end/receiver/stock) should be stored in the
supplied case or box. Before storage, always check
the conditions of the gun and its case or box. Make
sure that they are perfectly dry. Moisture and water
could cause damage to the shotgun.
WARNING: Do not store a shotgun in a leather
scabbard. Leather attracts moisture even though it
may appear to be perfectly dry. Moisture results in