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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by ZVP, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. ZVP

    ZVP Member

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    How often should you remove the buttstock and service (grease and oil) the hammer assy of an enclosed hammer SxS?
    My particular gun is just new to me (bought used) and seems to function smooth but I want to keep it in good shape.
    The exterior dosen't seem to have been exposed to much weather abuse or dirt.
    I' don't have a schematic but apparentlly all you need do is remove the buttstock to gain acess to the mechanicals.
    BPDave
     
  2. RaceM

    RaceM Member

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    As with all firearms there are variables to consider. How do you store it? What's your local climate like? What lubricants do you use?

    I store mine, uncased, in a safe (except for the "duty" guns), live in a rain forest (8-9 months of wet weather), and use mostly a light sewing machine oil.

    As such, the duty guns get the most attention and most frequent field strip and oil treatments. The others get inspected and lubed at least twice a year.
     
  3. oletymer

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    Once a year. Remove the buttstock, spray with a good cleaner, blow out and relube.
     
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    An enclosed SxS double?

    Once or twice a lifetime at most.
    Unless you are a 50,000 rounds a year clay bird shooter.

    My 1970'ish Ithaca 20 has never had the stock off, and never will in my lifetime.

    You will do more harm messing with a high quality double guns screws & stock inletting taking the stock off all the time then if you just let-R-be.

    It will tell you if it needs the stock taken off, by a gunsmith.

    rc
     
  5. Sav .250

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    I kind of like the idea of, shoot alot........clean alot. Just your average guy, keep the bore shinny and the outside wiped down.
     
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    Keeping the bore clean and wiping down the outside is one thing; dismantling the insides isn't that necessary after the initial degreasing and relubing
     
  7. ZVP

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    Sounds like good advice! I was unaware that the factory and subsiquent lube jobs would last so long.
    The gun is stored in a dry climate out in the open and probablly won't get shot more than maybe a box every other month. With this scheadule I suppose it's lubed for life and like was said, a Gunsmith would tell me if it needed more!

    Thanks guys
    ZVP
     
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