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“How to Clean a Shotgun Ejector”

Did you know, that if you have a break-action shotgun, you are supposed to clean your ejector from time to time? I didn’t until recently.

When on one of my Adventure Getaways in December, I discovered that during my flight to Virginia, my steel gun case had been tossed about so much that suddenly my shells weren’t ejecting from the shotgun every time I opened it.

In this video, my friend Ed, the master gunsmith at Beretta who custom fit me for my gun shows us how to take apart and put back together an ejector. He also highly recommends using a rag when doing this because you will slice your hand easily.

Take it away Ed!

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  1. Donald Lutken says:

    Yep, if it’s part of the gun, it must be cleaned. I completely avoid ejector malfunction by disabling them so they will only extract :). I don’t have to chase down my emptys. Keep your old toothbrushes, they are great for scrubbing a gun with solvent, especially areas like ejectors and trigger assemblies.