Keeping your firearm(s) in good condition is paramount to ensuring that they will work when you want and how you need them to work.
A firearm that is not cleaned and primed inside and out can cause a myriad of problems.
It can jam, misfire or the stock can split if it is wood – all things that can make you miss your target or it can potentially pose a safety hazard.
While cleaning your firearm inside and out is the best way to make sure it fires as needed and expected, you need to focus on both equally.
External exposure to the elements, particularly saltwater, can lead to rust. Exposure to extreme heat or cold can lead to a wooden stock drying.
One way to help bolster your normal maintenance routine is to finish or refinish the external parts of your firearm.
We cover how to do that and what you need to consider on the next page.