Giveaway: Win the New “Shotguns Assembly/Disassembly”


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Gun repair, maintenance, and shotgun cleaning just got easier, with our newest book release, Gun Digest Book of Shotguns Assembly/Disassembly 3rd Edition. In this indispensable guide to DIY gun disassembly, repair and reassembly, you get step-by-step instructions for 60 of today’s most popular shotguns and over 250 closely-related variants. Plus, we added newer shotguns from:

  • AkdalGun disassembly and shotgun cleaning just got easier, with "Shotguns Assembly/Disassembly 3rd Edition"
  • Benelli
  • Browning
  • Citadel
  • CZ
  • Kel-Tec
  • Mossberg
  • Remington
  • Saiga
  • Stoeger
  • Winchester

Detailed photographs and clear, simple instructions make shotgun cleaning easy, with disassembly and reassembly tips for a wide range of modern and vintage shotgun models.

This week, we’re giving away a copy of this must-have gun book to one lucky winner. To enter the random drawing, just post a comment below answering the following question: How often do you take apart your shotgun for a thorough cleaning?  Or, as always, you can just say you’d like to win the book.

Entries will be accepted until midnight Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2012) and we’ll announce the winner Wednesday (Oct. 10). Good luck!

One entry per person, please.
Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
Winner will be selected at random and announced Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

Official Rules

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  1. A persons weapon is an extension of themselves and they should know everything they possible can about that weapon. The proper cleaning of a weapon is the first basic step of learning about firearms and I would wish to learn more about it. I clean my shotgun after each session of using it but it is a basic cleaning as I have never had a proper mentor to show me how to fully clean it.

  2. Looking into buying my first shotgun. So I think it would be nice to start off with a book detailing cleaning and maintenance on the firearm. Enter me in the drawing!

    • I shoot skeet and trap weekly.I field clean the barrel with cleaning rod and wipe the shot gun with wiping cloth.latter will clean complete gun with solvent.

  3. I clean my guns after using them and at lest once a month if not used. I would love to win the book, it will be a well loved book.

  4. I would love to win because I have never taken a shotgun apart and cleaned without assistance and I have a couple (one special because it was my grandfather’s) that need a complete cleaning due to a housefire and smoke exposure.

  5. Every gun/shotgun should be cleaned after each shooting session. A complete teardown and detail cleaning at least once a year or more.

  6. I would really like to win his book. I have a shotgun that I cannot put back together. I usually take a shotgun apart after 1,000 rounds.

  7. Just took apart a new acquisition; an 870 Remington in 12 guage. Otherwise, I’ve been lax in cleaning mine. I’d SURE like to win this book, so I could become proficient at disassembly and cleaning of firearms.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. For a true cleaning, I’d say about every-other time that I go out. I don’t shoot that many rounds, so I’m okay with that. However, I make sure that I give the chamber area a good wipe down with a gently oiled rag to get out the loose grit each time I come back.

    Hope to win the book as a reference for me, but more so for my mom who now has 3 shotguns!

  9. This book would be very valuable, as I am learning gunsmithing and need all the help I can get while learning to work on the differewnt ons.

  10. I have a few old L.C. Smith doubles that I shoot here and there as well as a Browning Citori and a Benelli M3. I try to clean within a day or two of shooting and even if they’re just stored a monthly wipe down with an oily cloth keeps them in shape. I agree with the annual detail strip that ACE mentions. It let’s you catch the occasional broken spring or worn pin before you find yourself in a situation. A good book that shares decades worth of other people’s knowledge is always a good thing to have.

  11. I clean my firearn every time I shoot. Which about once a week. It would be nice not to have to muck around and know what I’m doing. I need a book such as yours to learn more. Thanks

  12. I clean my shotgun after target shooting. If I’m hunting usually once a month. I’ve been spending time with the boys teaching them disassembly and assembly of various firearms and I thought this would be a great addition to that time.

  13. I clean my shotgun(s) after considerable use and or when checking for maintenance issues. I could sure use this manual.


    KS Shooter

  14. Hubby loves to take care of Guns and it makes no differens if there His or Family and Friends and they all know it so they bring Him there Guns to be taken care of .
    this Book would come in handy should he run in to a problem .Thanks for the opertunaty.

  15. As a former military member I clean ALL my weapons as soon as I get home from the range or after the hunt. Even while on the hunt, I have my rod and patches at the ready to at least clean out the powder residue if I have taken a shot, either at a buck or a sight in shot before the hunt begins (usually the day before the hunt begins). Uncle Sam makes you a clean freak when it comes to weapons. The irony here is that I spent 2 years as a unit armorer with the 3rd Armored Division’s 2nd Battalion, C Company 32nd Armor servicing .45’s, M16’s, M240 7.62mm machine guns, M2 .50cal machine gun, and even the ancient grease guns in .45 cal. It was a dream job for a gun nut like myself. I had all the latest manuals, diagrams, exploded views of all these weapons. While I never went beyond my level of dis-assembly I always paid attention when I had to take a weapon to the next level. I shoulda been a gunsmith. Thanks for letting me rant here. Good luck to all.

  16. I want to win the book.
    As for cleaning, I rarely clean it due to low round count, but when I do clean it it’s usually due to needing to needing to make sure it operates properly for an special event, noticed it was dirty, fixing/upgrading a part, or competition.

  17. great giveaway…seen some comments ranging from after shooting to once a year…i cant more than a month without cleaning my babies…besides after i shoot them…the book would be a great addition to my library…thanks guys!!

  18. I clean my shotgun/rifle/pistol every time I shoot them.This book would be a great addition to my library,Im currently studying to be a gunsmith…..

  19. I clean my shotgun after i shoot it every time. one part compulsive, two parts wanting it to work when I need it to, and one pinch of the smell of hoppes no. 9 gets me a little hot and bothered….

  20. I’m a vanishing breed it seems if I shoot it it get’s cleaned. If the weather is foul or the gun is in a dirty environment I’ll break it down to the major assemblies. A total dis-assembly down to the screws and pins at least once a year if not more. Rifle pistol or shotgun.
    That’s my idea borne of training from Uncle Sam and my Dad as well as how I’ve trained my Wife, Daughter and Son. A copy of this Book would add to my library and help me with the other families shotguns.
    Thanks for the offer.

  21. I clean my guns at least once a month & more often after firing at targets & hunting. I would love your book on how to disassemble/reassembly, as I don’t know how to break down
    my shot gun. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  22. I clean after use, but sometimes is a long wait between uses, probably should clean them on a schedule, at least 2x per year.

  23. I clean my guns after each use. As a gunsmith, I usually am taking apart a shotgun two to three times each day. This book would be helpful with some of the rarer varieties.

  24. I take my shotguns apart everytime I shoot them. I would love to have this book to make sure I am doing it correctly and not missing something.

  25. I clean them as soon as I’m done hunting or shooting them and sometimes run a patch through them before I go shooting just to make sure there are no obstructions.I could really use the book to make sure I have cleaned them properly.

  26. I clean my guns after shooting them or taking them on a hunting trip. I feel like a clean gun will not let me down when I expect it to work if it is clean. Please enter me to win the Shotgun Assembly/Disassembly book.

  27. I probably should clean mine more often but getting my beneli Nova Dang near takes a book so I would like to win this book to be able to do the right thing. HUA!!!

  28. I do a lot of repairs, and I buy these guides everytime a new one comes out. The books are of excellent quality in keeping up with the latest in disassembly/reassembly of modern firearms. I would love to win one which would only mean one less to buy!

  29. I clean my shotgun thoroughly after each trip to the range. I just give it a general wipe down about once a month weather it needs it or not.

  30. I haven’t been shooting in over fifteen years. Life got in the way, and besides, here in Pelosi Land, the places to shoot have mostly dried up and blown away. I have to go over 60 miles one way, and with gas over $4.50 a gallon now…

    Anyway, my Rossi Overland coach gun sits out next the nightstand when we’re home, so it gets at least wiped down with a silicone cloth every couple of days (I take the barrels off to do this – not much more to disassemble on this gun). I have a Browning Hi Cap I’ve never gotten to shoot. I take it out of its case and field strip it every couple of months, to make sure nothing has rusted or crawled inside, and to stay familiar.

  31. It would be a great book to win. I clean my Mossberg after every shoot. It would be good to know how to get it apart and give it a deep cleaning.

  32. The last time I completely disassembled a shotgun is when I inherited an old Marlin Glennfield 12ga pump from my grandfather. It had been years (decades?) since it was last disassembled for a thorough cleaning, & the grease had hardened and was preventing the firing pin from moving. I almost didn’t get it back together, so I could really use this book!

  33. I’d really like to win this book. I couldn’t tell you the last time I disassembled one of my shotguns. Let me rephrase that: I really NEED to win this book.

  34. I would love to win this. I recently bought my first shotgun so I’ve only cleaned it once, when I first got it home; but I also plan to clean it monthly as I do all my rifles and hundguns.

  35. Mine are cleaned after each use, wiped after handling, and completely disassembled, inspected, and cleaned about every three months whether used or not.

  36. All my guns get cleaned after every use. If they are handled but not shot they are wiped down with a silicone impregnated rag before being put away.


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