Thursday, November 3, 2011
How to remove the "plastic" on a Mossberg tactical .22lr
Here is a quick take down and first step to cleaning this gun. Now this is not as easy as a true AR-15. this gun cannot be field stripped (you will lose screws)
ALWAYS INSURE THE GUN IS UNLOADED AND DO A VISUAL AND PHYSICAL CHECK! ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.
First things first and take off any attachments you might have. (red dots, tactical lights, fore-grips)
Next your going to want to find a open area or table that's going to be able to have plenty of room.
next start taking out screws, 15 total to take off all the plastic (see picture for locations)
after all the screws are out, take off the barrel shrouds.
next take out the mag release switch
now you can take off the main side and stock.
next you will find a hex screw inside behind the trigger above the hand grip. make sure that screw is completely out. now the back side should come off. (if not make sure all screws are out)
then you will be able to take the internals out and start cleaning (will post how to do that when i get my new spring that i broke in)
putting it all back together is as simple as taking it apart...only if you were organized from the start.