As a matter of principle, keep your guns and ammunition in separate places, out of reach of children.
Your shotgun should be stored in a dry, moderately ventilated place far from sources of strong heat, so that the woods can lose any absorbed moisture without warping or cracking.
The shotgun should only be put away in its case if both gun and case are completely dry. The springs are designed to remain stressed without losing any of their strength, even over extended periods. It is thus not necessary to uncock the firing or ejection hammers. Ideally, ammunition should be stored at a temperature of 21 °C in not too dry an atmosphere (about 60 % humidity).
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