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December 17, 2010, 10:43 AM
When cleaning out my parents house I found a old rusty shotgun still loaded and the pump wont move to discharge the shells Im affraid to fire it to get the shell out to take it apart and clean it. Anyone have any ideas what to do with it?

December 17, 2010, 11:15 AM
I'd get a good penetrating oil (kroil, pb blaster,etc) and spray the crap out of every crevace I could get it into and let it sit for a few days. That should loosen it up enough to cycle the action.

December 17, 2010, 11:19 AM
Did you try using the release lever?

December 17, 2010, 12:34 PM
Greetings dan6942, and welcome aboard

Automotive anti-freeze makes a reasonable rust remover if it's all you have.

December 17, 2010, 12:43 PM
Did you try using the release lever?

That's a good point. I assumed he knew what he was doing when he tried to cycle the action. That may not have been a valid assumption on my part.

December 17, 2010, 02:09 PM
How does he know it is still loaded? Is that an assumption? With a first-time poster, who knows?

December 17, 2010, 05:02 PM
Hi, dan6942 and welcome to the forum. If you could post a few photos of your gun someone might be able to tell you exactly what to do - and tell you what you've got and give you an idea of its value too.

December 18, 2010, 03:04 PM
Penetrating oil will clean it right up, just spray the heck out of it till she frees up enough to kick it out. I to wouldnt recommend firing the gun

December 18, 2010, 05:45 PM
PB blaster is awesome stuff. it did some amazing things when I helped a buddy install a 4" lift in his '78 suburban.