Break open shotguns

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  1. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    What should a person do in terms of maintenance on a break open shotgun like the H&R/NEF single shot guns?

    I know they are low maintenance but wondering if the hinge pin should get a light film of grease occasionally?

    Or any other considerations. Their owners manuals were very vague on maintenance.
     
  2. collim1

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    Clean the bore

    Wipe down the metal to prevent corrosion

    Put a dab of grease on the hinge and the lock mechanism. I would use white lithium or something similar.

    If it has removable choke tubes I would grease the threads. And check that they are tight before each firing.

    Very low maintenance indeed.
     
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    I have had these for decades... I agree completely with collim 1, in the post above here. Nothin else to say really. Both these inexpensive brands will last a life time if ya just do these things mentioned...

    Good shooting


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    The above is what I do on my sons single shots and my coach guns. A nice film of grease really helps them pop open smoothly and quickly. Makes it a lot more fun to do “speed” reloads.
     
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    You may also want to polish the chambers to ease ejection/extraction.
     
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  6. Kentucky Shooter

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    great advice! Thank you.

    thank you, I love these guns and was raised on them. I should know by now what they need. I’ve basically only cleaned barrel, wiped down exterior, oiled easy to get to critical points and that’s it. It occurred to me the hinge pin you can’t see from the outside probably needed some attention.

    Thanks, I don’t know why it took me 50 years to think of the hinge pin?

    Good idea, thanks.
     
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    Grease the hinge pin and contact areas.

    Heat burns off the lubicant and can damage the gun.

    For all break action guns - grease the hinge area!!!

    I shoot an o/u and when using it I carry this in my pocket and lube after every few boxes.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PM3WB6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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