Salt’s bad...for your gun
l do a lot of wildfowling with an Escort semi-auto because it is a rough and ready piece of kit that doesn’t hold much value. Having said that, I have issues with the barrel rusting. Is there a way I can stop this from happening?
I am well aware of how the salt-laden foreshore can destroy equipment in a short space of time. However, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce the chances of your barrel going rusty.
Keeping the gun off the salty mud and grass is a start. This can be achieved by carrying
your fowling piece in a gun slip until it’s needed. Once you’ve settled into a suitable creek or gutter, prop the gun up in a forked stick to keep it off the ground.
I had a lot of issues with my old pump gun rusting, so I went for the more permanent option of spraying it with paint. I don’t recommend this technique with an expensive piece of kit, but it is very effective at solving the rust issue on an old, or less valuable, gun.
Keep your gun off the salty mud or grass of the foreshore