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Cleaning question?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Gary O, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Gary O

    Gary O Member

    Dec 15, 2003
    Roseville, CA
    Just bought a new 870 Express Turkey gun (21” barrel) and will use it primarily for a HD gun. Normally when I bring a new gun home I strip it completely and clean and lube it with BreakFree. My question is; do I really need to clean a gun internally that will sit out in the open ready for use day in and day out? Would just wiping it down occasionally be enough? Thanks…Gary O <><
  2. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 20, 2002
    Follow the instructions with the weapon to the letter, Gary. Then go run a couple hundred rounds through it. If it functions perfectly, then clean it and post it.

    I would never trust my life to a firearm that I haven't used until it feels like a body part.

    I advocate a deep clean once a year for guns not used much and every 500 to 1000 rounds for those that are. HD weapons are not usually high use, but once a year is a good idea.

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