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Guncare

old shotgun oil

Picture 3 and picture 4 show a “before and after” of a frame section with old oil and solidified residue that fails to wipe clean without application of strong cleansers and/or implements. This external evidence typifies the condition likely to be present internally.




Pic 3
 


Pic 4

This firearm was having trouble with the trigger reset mechanism and the problems can be attributed directly to the old and excess lubricant present. This condition was something felt during summer conditions, so any chill would have made what was initially just a problem into a potential stoppage.


Wood should not be subjected to the vagaries of excessive oil exposure, since that does increase the chance of wood rot. Any cracks or injuries that occur to wood are entry points for wood to absorb and retain the oil and then create problems for any repair to the wood, since adhesives fail to stick when oil intrudes or coats the surfaces. Any wood repairs need to have the oil gently removed to minimize damage to the finish or structural integrity that is necessary to allow the stocks to provide more years of service.

See previous articles and issues at the asomagazine.com online archives going back to 2006.

  

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Past Articles:
Cleaning Products
"Basic Shotgun Cleaning"



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