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.
WARNING: Do not attempt to make repairs to any
firearm without proper knowledge or training. Do not
alter parts or use substitute parts not made by
ZAFER. Any alterations or adjustments that may be
necessary to the operating mechanism should be
performed by the Manufacturer or by its Local
WARNING: At the end of a day of shooting, clean
and lubricate your shotgun. At the end of the
hunting season, or annually, have your gun
completely cleaned, including internal mechanisms,
by a competent gunsmith. Proper periodic maintenance
is important for the reliable functioning of any
WARNING: Before cleaning, make sure the gun is
unloaded. Keep the chamber open.
WARNING: To minimize the possibility of damage to
the screw-in choke inserts and the barrel threads,
it is recommended that a set of choke inserts be
kept correctly tightened into the barrel at all
times, including storage and cleaning. Cleaning the
barrels without the choke inserts in place can push
dirt and other fouling into the barrel threads,
which will interfere with proper installation of the
1. Disassemble the firearm.
2. Clean the bore with care by passing a cleaning
rod with a cotton patch coated with gun oil to
remove combustion residues. If necessary, use a
bronze brush. Also include the chambers in your
3. Run a clean dry patch through the bore to remove
4. Lightly oil the inside of the barrels with a
clean cotton patch coated in gun oil.
5. With similar procedure, clean the internal face
of the action body (especially around the firing pin
holes) and lubricate lightly.
WARNING: Do not pour lubricant into the firing
6. Clean and lubricate lightly the mechanism of the
fore-end iron and relative hook of the barrels.
WARNING: The hinge pin area is a very important
mating surface. The receiver and fore-end iron are
subject to very high loads. Improper lubrication of
these components can cause seizing of parts or
malfunctioning of the shotgun. (The areas to
lubricate are indicated by the arrows on Photo).
Before using this shotgun, make sure that lubricant
is present as instructed.
7. 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
your firearm. Do not apply excess oil. Accumulation
of oil attracts dirt, which can interfere with the
functioning and reliability of the gun.
WARNING: Excess oil and grease obstructing the bore
- even partially - is very dangerous when firing and
may cause damage to the shotgun and serious injury
to the shooter and bystanders.
WARNING: Never spray or apply oil to the shotshells.
If the shotshell charge is affected by the lubricant,
it may not be ignited, but the primer firing may
push shot into the bore where they may be lodged.
Firing a subsequent shot into the obstructed bore
may damage the gun and cause serious injury or death
to the shooter and those nearby.
WARNING: Once disassembled, the firearm (barrel/fore-end
and 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