The bearing surfaces of the barrels and action frame have been made with extraordinary care : they play a fundamental part in the useful life of a shotgun. All bearing surfaces which are subject to friction or thrust forces when the gun is opened or closed must always be perfectly clean and lightly lubricated. In this context, we would mention the breech faces ol the barrels, the hooks and their rear surfaces, the hinge lug, the electors and the cocking lever drive catch, whilst for the action Irame: the sides, the lock, the hook recesses, the cocking lever, the hinge pin and mating surfaces between the action Irame and the fore-end iron (Fig. 13)
Never apply too much oil. This can create dust traps and could possibly cause the woord to swell.
Was this article helpful?