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How To Clean An Airsoft M4?

by Max
How To Clean An Airsoft M4

A spring-powered airsoft rifle (SMG, pistol, or sniper rifle) is made of several parts and a few sub-parts. It’s important to keep the gun clean and in order for it to work smoothly and last longer. A well-maintained gun will fire accurately. The more you play with your airsoft guns, the more you will notice that there are some key parts of your gun that need to be maintained and cleaned. The spring, bolt carrier, and piston head can collect dirt in a matter of months.

How to properly clean an airsoft M4?

First, use compressed air to blow away any dirt or debris surrounding the bolt carrier. You can also use a small brush to remove them by hand if they cannot be removed with compressed air. After that, take out the spring guide and slide it down the outer tube of the metal gearbox.

Optionally, you can use compressed air to blow off the dirt in the outer tube and around the spring guide. Don’t forget to remove any debris that might be left on the receiver pins before sliding out the gearbox from your M4.

Next, spray some oil on all of the metal parts in order to prevent them from rusting. After that, wipe the gun using a rag, to remove excess oil and dirt. Your airsoft M4 is now clean from dirt and debris!

After removing dust from the bolt carrier and other parts with compressed air or brush, apply drops of oil on all exposed metal parts before sliding the gearbox back on your rifle. As said earlier, you can use a blow dryer to blow off excess oil from the airsoft parts.

Airsoft guns are usually required to be cleaned after each game day. If you don’t have time and don’t want to do it yourself, there is a way that you can find someone else who will clean your airsoft M4 for you.

Now that you know how to clean an airsoft M4, it’s time for you to go and reassemble your rifle. Check if every part is working properly before firing off a few rounds in the air. The last thing you want right now is for a faulty gun to fail you when you need it most!

Do note that some airsoft gun models may differ from one another. Consult the instructions of your rifle’s user manual first before proceeding to clean it.

Best practices when maintaining airsoft guns

First, only use quality airsoft BBs. There are some shops that sell cheap BBs in bulk which can cause damage to your airsoft guns over time. Sticking to high-quality and well-known brands is highly recommended.

Second, always remember to clean your gun after playing a few rounds. It will prevent any dirt from entering the internals of your gun and also prolong the life of your airsoft rifle. Remember to use airsoft lube oil.

Third, always keep spare parts and repair kits for your airsoft handgun, rifle or shotgun handy! It is a must-have item in the event that your gun breaks down during play. Also, stock up on batteries and other accessories so you can easily access them when needed. If you want detailed airsoft gun maintenance tips, check our airsoft articles.

Lastly, no smoking! Do not smoke near your airsoft guns or expose them to the open flame of a lighter or match to prevent accidental firing. Your spring-powered airsoft M4 has deadly muzzle energy when fired from close range and can cause severe injury if you are hit by it. Be smart while you’re playing airsoft and enjoy it in a safe environment!

Is it really necessary to maintain airsoft guns regularly?

Yes, regular maintenance is important to keep your airsoft gun in good working condition. You should also regularly clean it after each use, or else there will be a build-up of dirt and grime that can cause the airsoft rifle not to work efficiently.

Airsoft guns can be very expensive, usually costing around $300 to $400. For this reason, it is important to take good care of your airsoft weapons so that they will last you a long time. You don’t want to have to spend more money on new airsoft guns just because your existing ones were not well maintained, right?

Airsoft guns can fire at high velocities and inflict serious injuries if they are used irresponsibly. It is important to know how to maintain an airsoft gun so that it will not malfunction at a time when you need it the most.

How often should you maintain your airsoft guns?

Depending on how often your airsoft guns are used, it is highly recommended that you clean them after every use. The ideal situation is to have a cleaning station set up before or during airsoft skirmishes so that you don’t need to leave the field for removing dirt and grime inside the airsoft gun. If doing this isn’t possible then try to at least clean your airsoft gun after every 2-3 uses, or keep a cleaning kit in your on-field bag.

Which parts should you replace and how often?

You don’t need to buy the whole part just because it is broken. Most of the time, all you need is a replacement hop-up bucking. However, if you are experienced in airsoft gun maintenance, then you may need to replace the whole hop-up unit every once in a while.

Here is a full guide on how to properly adjust a hop-up on an airsoft rifle.

Airsoft guns should be maintained regularly to ensure that they function well and are safe to use. Regular cleaning can prevent jammed gearboxes from dirt build-up, which is commonly caused by firing with a dirty or worn-out airsoft magazine. Cleaning the barrel also improves accuracy and protects the user from getting hit by excess vibrations that are transmitted through a jerking inner barrel.

If you have an airsoft M4 or any other airsoft rifle, be sure to read my article on changing the springs on airsoft rifles.

Airsoft guns can fire a variety of different BBs, including steel bbs and biodegradable plastic bbs. Varying the type of BB that you use will require different airsoft gun maintenance steps to be taken regularly. For this reason, we recommend using a universal repair kit that can be used for cleaning and repairing your airsoft guns, regardless of the type or make.


There are some basic airsoft gun maintenance tips you should always keep in mind. Cleaning your airsoft M4 after each use will prolong the life of your airsoft weapon, and it is also something that you need to do if you want to perform well during games and skirmishes. It takes very little time to wipe off dirt and grime from the exterior of your airsoft guns and can also help you prevent accidental firing. It is recommended that you keep a cleaning kit or station set up at home so that you don’t need to bring extra stuff when going to an airsoft park or field.

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