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Guncare or perhaps lack of ! - Peter Harris



 

With only four weeks to the Glorious Twelth it never ceases to amaze me how many people have not looked at their gun or guns since February 1st.

If it was your car you would religiously service it or at least change the oil and filter /change the brake pads . But you expect your gun to just be there ready to go and perform without fault in all weathers and more importantly down birds or clay targets that your lack of ability has never given it a fair chance to do.

The cost of a service for a car can often approach £1000 which may only include a few normal replaceable items .

Ask most Guns what their gun cost to service and they will not have a clue because they have never had it done !

I have shot Brownings and Miroku's for over forty years and people often mention the failure of the bottom barrel firing pin.

I have never had that experience. Never. Why?

Because I annually clean and service my gun , check for erosion of the firing pin tip and the firing pin protrusion from the breech face, I also check my barrels for being 'off the face' and an often overlooked point, the cartridge head space.

Does a day at clays or in the Field often leave you with a banging headache or a migraine?

Are you using excessively recoiling cartridges, or is your gun off the face or cartridge headspace excessive? All contributory factors and unnecessary if your gun is in good condition and fit for use.

Note:- I said 'fit for use' , not fit for service , because actually most will require a service!

Beretta owners of the 68 series , 686,687, 682 may help themselves a little with just a few simple checks that may cure a number of ailments to the series.

Check the tightness of the barrel trunnions (hinge pins) these often work loose and can be tightened or checked using a 4mm Allen key or socket, if your gun is a little off the face (check for free play)by removing the forend and shaking the barrels up and down checking for excess movement between the barrels and action face. This may temporarily improved by changing the trunnions over side to side thus hopefully engaging the barrel lugs on an unworn portion of the trunnion.

Another common fault on Beretta's is the forend latch screws coming loose. A quick turn with a suitably sized turnscrew will often make the gun feel like new.

Multichokes ! Never change them? You probably have a fixed choke gun by now with a cost of £250 per barrel to machine out, all because of a little TLC gone missing.

Sorry for sounding all doom and gloom , but with a little TLC , a spot of oil and a bit of polish + a hour or two with a good Instructor the forthcoming season could be your best yet.

May you have dry powder , straight barrels and good form.

Peter Harris

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