Mr Horne’s tips for gun­keep­ing

Country Life Every Week - - IN THE MAKING -

‘Dry your gun care­fully when it gets wet—never put it on the Aga, as the way the wood ex­pands and con­tracts due to the heat will cause all sorts of un­told prob­lems. It is a nat­u­ral ma­te­rial af­ter all.

Use a cloth to re­move beads of wa­ter—guns are made of steel, so they do rust—and oil the stock ju­di­ciously, but don’t overdo it. If you know it’s go­ing to rain on a shoot day, take a spare, dry slip, into which you’ll be able to place the gun at the end, once it’s dry.

Many peo­ple store their guns by stack­ing them on the stock, with the bar­rels point­ing up­wards. How­ever, when it’s wet, it’s best to stand the shot­gun (care­fully) on the tips of the bar­rels with the stock at the top, so that oil and wa­ter don’t run into the ac­tion [me­chan­ics].’

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