MAINTENANCE OF AIRSOFT GUNS
pistols and carbins mean a great inversion, and
because of this it is important checking it regularly to avoid that the
performance of the replica is negatively affected.
reading the instruction manual of its airsoft gun.
any revision don't forget removing the charger, shooting the bullets which
are left inside it (shoot several times until there aren’t bullets into the
feeder or the internal chamber), and removing the battery or the gas.
cleaning the replica and trying not scratch its surface. It is advisable
that you utilise a soft paper or a cloth and a water/soap mix. Also
eliminate any dirt of the mechanism or of the barrel.
the airpistol is the moment to lubricate it. In the airsoft
guns you must
use only silicone lubricants, as aerosol silicone, or grease silicone, since
the oil lubricants would damage the rubber joint. It also can damage the
surface of any airsoft guns. Therefore the only
valid oil to clean your gun is the oil silicone, because the rest of the
oils, as 3in1 oils can damage your pistol.
The care of the airsoft
carbins and pistols is very simple because the fact of they are assembled of a simple
way. The only serious problems that can arise are due to the cylinders and
the damaged or used up mechanisms. If its barrel has been blocked will be
probably caused because you have used low quality bullets or a different
improved barrel. The dirt in the barrel will cause a worse performance in
the operation of your airsoft
carbin or pistol.
To clean your airsoft
and keep it in good conditions you can follow the next stages: if the
replica is assembled, dismantle it and clean it of dust or other kind of
particles. Then you have to lubricate it. For it use firstly an aerosol to
apply a fine coat of lubricant in the pieces that slide one over other and,
mainly, don’t forget to lubricate the Hop Up system and the rubber ring that
support the pellet for they don’t dry up.
To clean the charger don’t
lubricate it, although if you want you can lubricate it, but not much. Of
this way the pellets won’t be sticky and won’t there are jams.
With a soft cloth eliminate
the rest of lubricant when you have finished of lubricate the airsoft spring
gun. The Hop Up system will work quit unstable until the lubricant that
has been in excess has been eliminated completely.
MP5 A3 of Tokyo Marui is a
pistol easy to dismantle and to clean.
NBB and GBB GAS REPLICAS
The no Blow Black (NBB) gas
replicas are more difficult of maintain, although its assembly is very
simple. To maintain gas replicas in good conditions only are needed some
periodical small touching up.
Practically, all the gas
guns come with a valve, whether it is in the charger or in the own
replica. To maintain this valve in a good state, it is advisable that
firstly remove it with a screwdriver. At end fling the spare gas through
the charge valve. Put a few drops of fine silicone oil in the gas deposit
(as well in the incoming valve and in the exit to the barrel), and place
again the valve with care. Try not press the valve very strong,
simply let it settle.
Anyway, it exists gas
mixed with silicone oil with which is able to avoid this operation.
The gas normal airsoft
pistols of series only use HFC 134ª gas.
The internally modified
airsoft replicas can use Top Gas o Green Gas.
The Blow Back (GBB) gas
guns are one of the most complicated of maintaining. But the steps to
follow are the same than in other replicas, and carefully and a bit of
information anybody can revise a Block Back.
It is very advisable using
the instruction manual to dismantle and to assemble the airsoft replica of
right way. First of all lubricate the gas deposit, and after dismantle the
gun locate Blow Back joint, that it is locate in the superior part, under
the back sight. To continue with the maintenance of the apparatus lubricate
the rubbish ring. Try not to stretch very strong the pieces, because someone
could be coupled with a spring and, because of that, the spring could fall
When the chargers are filled
up, the best way of doing it is with the gas bottle put downwards. The
instruction manual of your gun has some explanatory pictures.
A charge of 2 or 3 seconds
with any kind of gas is enough, since too much gas can damage the charger
and the rubbish joints, and it also could have gas losses.
After this clean and
lubricate the surfaces that slide both in the superior part and the inferior
Finally you only have to
assemble the gun.
The performance of the gas
guns is directly related with the temperature. The more it is the more
will be its performance.
After a repetitive use of the
charger, it can become very cold. This would cause a decrease in the power
because of the gas is not expanding properly. Allow it to take some minutes
to permit that the charger gets hot a little at ambient temperature.
The Silver Dragon Blow Back
pistol has gas deposits that are very easy to maintain, only it is
needed silicone oil.
ELECTRICAL REPLICAS (AEG)
There is not much that it can
be done to maintain an AEG, but you could clean the barrel and occasionally
lubricate the Hop Up system.
Firstly dismantle the charger
and put the selector in Semiautomatic mode to release the spring inside the
Then dismantle the battery.
This is the moment to
lubricate your AEG. Start cleaning the internal of the barrel and sprinkle
it with silicone oil through the Hop Up after an intense use.
Use the stick that is
incorporated with the gun to clean the barrel. An end of the bar is
bevelled, and it is used to quit those pellets that have been blocked in the
barrel. If it happens, first put the secure to remove the charger. Next
insert softly the bar through the angular side until the ball fall down in
through the pellets feeder. Then do the same operation in the opposite side.
Remember that all the stuck pellets have to fall down through the balls
feeder when are pushed by the stick.
Now this is the turn of the
internal part cleaning of the barrel of your AEG. Put in the other side of
the stick a piece of cotton that doesn’t give off fluff. Apply some alcohol
drops to clean some possible dirt rests. Then replace the cotton piece with
a cloth or a soft paper and coil it around the bar. Lubricate the cloth or
the paper with some silicone oil drops and softly push the stick through the
barrel until it is up to the red marks (before reach the Hop Up). Take out
the stick; replace the cloth or the paper and repeat the process until the
paper or the cloth goes out clean again. Finally sprinkle the interior of
the barrel with silicone spray.
MP5 of Tokyo Marui is an
example of AEG easy to dismantle and to clean. Remember to clean the barrel
with the stick that the
pistol incorporates every 2000 shots approximately.
This cleaning process has to
be done every 2000 fires, but it the
pistol or carbin has been used during the game
in a setting very dirty; you have to clean the barrel when the match is
finished. Remember that the clean barrel is very important in the airsoft
The airsoft AEG
are the only that have the option of using HI CAP
chargers. These chargers has to be revised every 5000 shots approximately,
but while the charger grows old will be needed the revisions every less
time. It is advisable that an experienced person does the revision of HI CAP
charger. Anyway to avoid breakdowns and to prolong the lifespan of your HI
CAP charger, don’t utilise broken pellets.
Remember therefore checking your airsoft
gun, whether it is spring, gas,
or electrical, periodically or after those matches where the gun has
suffered a lot of effort or has got dirty considerably. While your airsoft
pistol is used the revisions has to be done every less times.
If you carry out a good maintenance of your airsoft gun this one will last
and you will be convinced that have carried out a good inversion.
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