Getting hard to pump
My poor ole Savage 67 20 gauge pump that is. It was well used when I got it when I was 11 years old, and 24 years and thousands of shots later it is pretty much the same. It's one of those guns that gets used and abused. Typically just wipe it down at the end of the day and put it away till next time. It is my go to shotgun for everything except turkey and coyotes, and I don't hunt either of those much anymore.
Anymay, it is getting hard to pump. Sorta feels like it sticks and sorta rough. If you hit the slide release it pumps smooth. Pull the trigger, and it pumps really hard.
I'm guessing there is a buildup of grime inside the bolt assembly? It has never failed to fire. The most it has ever been truely cleaned was spraying gun scrubber in the action until the black stopped purring out. I have no idea how to take it apart.
It seems to have started this year. I took it to the gamelands the other day, and had two ringnecks come my way. The first one was down, and had to really pull hard on the pump to work the action. I actually had to pull it twice because it never did that before. Luckily I was able to do it fast enough to get the second bird.
I brought it home, and sprayed gun scrubber in the action and into the bolt until the can was empty. I gave it a shot of oil for lube, and it feels the same way.
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