How to Clean Gamo Air Rifles


Gamo air guns are used for various shooting activities, from backyard target practice to vermin and pest control. Gamo offers both air rifles and air pistols, both of which need to be cleaned regularly. Properly maintaining an air rifle can help to prolong the effectiveness and functionality of the gun.

Things You'll Need

  • Synthetic air gun oil
  • 2 Rags
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Cleaning rod
  • Cleaning patch
  • Open the breech of the Gamo air rifle to determine if it is loaded. Remove any pellets. Point the barrel of the gun in a safe direction and pull the trigger to release cocked pressure on the mainspring.

  • Inspect the breech for signs of damage. Apply a few drops of synthetic air gun oil to the breech. Spread the oil with a rag and scrub to remove lead accumulations left in the breech by pellets. Use a stiff bristle brush to dislodge any remaining lead accumulations.

  • Locate the mainspring inside the spring housing to determine if it is accessible. The mainspring compresses the spring when you cock the rifle, thus providing power during shooting. Apply a few drops of synthetic oil to the mainspring if possible.

  • Locate pivot points including the barrel break actions. Wipe excess or old lubricant from the pivot points with a rag and apply a few drops of synthetic oil. Move the pivot points back and forth several times to disperse the oil.

  • Place a cleaning patch on the end of a small-diameter air gun cleaning rod. Run the cleaning rod down and out of the rifle barrel to remove any dirt, debris or lead accumulations from pellets.

  • Apply a thin coat of oil to the entire surface of the Gamo air rifle and wipe with a rag to eliminate moisture and provide a protective barrier during storage.


Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • What Oil Do You Use to Oil a Pellet Gun?

    To keep your pellet gun in proper working condition, it is important to clean and oil it regularly. Each type of gun...

  • How to Repair Gamo Air Guns

    The Gamo pellet rifle is generally used for sport shooting or getting rid of pests around the home. The Gamo pellet rifle...

  • How to Clean a BB Gun

    Keeping your BB gun clean is an essential part of making sure the gun always has accurate aim. The inside barrel of...

  • How to Adjust the Trigger on a Gamo Air Rifle

    Air rifles afford the serious shooter the opportunity to practice without the noise or cost of conventional rifles. Gamo air rifles are...

  • How to Clean Rifles

    The condition of a rifle and its continued safe use depend on regular cleaning. Even when storing rifles, yearly cleaning keeps the...

  • How to Clean Air Rifles

    Proper cleaning and maintenance of your air rifle is necessary to ensure its long life and continued accuracy. Cleaning your air rifle...

  • Instructions for How to Disassemble a Gamo Air Rifle

    Gamo Airguns, founded in the 1960s, produce rifles and proprietary Gamo ammunition. Gamo rifles include rear sights adjustable for windage and elevation...

  • How to Sight in a Gamo Big Cat Scope

    The Gamo Big Cat is a spring-loaded, break-action air gun that comes equipped with a four power scope. The Gamo Big Cat...

Related Searches

Check It Out

10 Delicious Game Day Eats That Rival the Game

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!