Shotgun Storage And Maintenance:
Shotgun Gunsmithing Maintenance:
There is nothing worse than messed up or worse stripped screws in a shotgun and for certain will depreciate the value. Removing various parts of a shotgun for cleaning and maintenance is a must, just be careful and use proper fit screwdrivers for the job.
The second point I would like to make is this. If you have to drive pins out of your shotgun there are special punches and or drifts that need to be used to keep from marring your shotguns finish, again mark up the finish and this will take away from your shotguns value.
The third point I would like to stress here is that a shotguns barrel on the interior portion near the choke will plastic foul badly with just one day of good shooting and will absolutely destroy any hopes of having a good pattern. Bore polishing or burnishing will help dramatically.
While hunting it is possible you could get caught in a rain storm and rain is very damaging to shotguns exterior and interior. Gun stock wax will protect the wood finish quite well when in this situation, however for metal, carrying a can of wd-40 in your vehicle is a real good idea as you can immediately spray the metal parts with wd-40 and wd-40 will quickly displace the water and spare your metal parts from damage.
Introduction To Shotguns:
Stocks Don't Fit
How To Reload
Choke Tube Types
Patterning For Turkey
Clay Pattern Target
Dove Pattern Target
Turkey Pattern Target