Be it the fore-end or the stock; guns can get a real hard nut to clean if you ignore them for a long time. An unclean and ill-maintained gun is more than just some dirty firearm. It reflects on your lack of sincerity with the sport.
We’re sure you don’t want that. If you’re new to guns and stocks and rifles and patterns, you’ll find this blog very useful.
Knowing Where to Put Your Gun
You might not realize how the most harmless of places can end up causing harm to your gun. Even the finest security cabinets can cause tiny knocks and tears in the gun. If you use your gun regularly, you’re looking at small things passing from you onto the gun—aftershave, perspiration, etc. If you took the gun out in the rain or if the atmosphere of your storage is damp, the wood stock will suffer.
If that happens, go for a refinishing option. You can find a walnut refinishing option easily.
Old Knocks and Scars
If your gun is old (such as a pass-me-down) and displays knocks from days long gone, you might want to invest in a polyurethane lacquer. Steaming with a hot iron and then finishing with polyurethane lacquer can help you take care of dents.
Step-by-Step Gun Cleaning Guide
If you have undertaken the task of cleaning your gun at home, follow these steps:
What Happens When You Don’t Clean Your Gun?
A lot. You lose the gun’s consistency since it’s probably clogged and carpeted with a fine layer of dust in places that are hard to reach. Of course, you don’t have to clean your gun too often, either, because you begin to get a grip on a gun you’re regularly using. Of course, not a lot of us actually use our guns all that often, which is why it’s always best to focus on their cleanliness and maintenance. The gun will become dry, and you’ll face difficulties when you try to fire it.
Pro Tip: Get Something Walnut
Walnut is ideal—it’s the ultimate material for a gunstock if you’re serious about gun cleaning and maintenance. It’s resilient and will last you an extremely long time. It is most ideal for fore-ends and stocks. Walnut is also low-maintenance. And of course, it looks exquisite—beyond compare.
Buy a Gunstock to Ensure Your Gun’s Longevity
A high-quality and fine, handmade gunstock can take your gun cleaning and maintenance gig from good to great. Invest in a premium gunstock for your Winchester or Colt by purchasing one from Carolina Gunstocks today. We have over 2,500 designs you can choose from, and we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for! But if you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to reach out and ping us.