Guess what? For the first time in God knows when, this shotgun made some noise today!
I view many posts from Bloggers about how we as legal responsible gun owners are "winning". To be true hearts and minds are paramount. On the other side I present another reason we are winning.
Remember this? (Click to enbiggen any photo)
I did some digging. This is a Remington Model 1900 Shotgun. Based on my Google-Fu, this particular boomstick was made from 1906 to 1910. Unfortunately my reference manuals here and more Google-Fu gave very little more information about this shotgun.
Without a schematic and a gun that does not even show up in the Standard Catalog of Firearms, I chose a minimal cleaning and function check. This shotgun is based on the Model 1894, just made a bit cheaper.
So first get the crap out of the barrels. Here is what I got:
The action side did not look any better:
The forearm? Pretty much the same:
So here is the forearm action soaking in "something" after cleaning:
Gentle cleaning is rewarded with this:
A long time was spent on the barrels. For some reason the left side one was more uh, dinged up than the right. No matter, they both cleaned up well:
The forearm action? Cleaned up well:
So the wood got some oil soap and lemon oil. The function check? Looked like this with dummy rounds:
That looks great! So later today we shall see how she works.
For now? For this 100 year old gun? Where is it? Standing guard. Right here:
Imagine how many pistols, rifles, and shotguns are languishing around in basements, attics, back closets, under beds and even forgotten by owners. With even a little care these firearms will function.
Sadly I will return this shottie to its owner.