yeah .. thanks! well I didnt know it was that old! Iv only shot 2 steel shot out of it... I wont any more just in case.. Iv shot mostly just lead 8 shot at squirrels .. should i shoot it much any more at all? or just make sure i shoot lead out of it. can you shoot duck with lead? I thought it was illegal? I dont know like I said.. im a rookie at all this. glad i came here to learn a few things before i go and screw up a sweet gun! Thanks!