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    Default 686 Onyx

    Sooo... I'm kinda embarrassed about this.

    I have a 12 ga 686 Onyx that I got for my 18th birthday in 98. I've probably put 15k rounds through. I also pheasant hunt with it so it's gotten rained and snowed on.

    My question is, should I take it apart enough to spray out the action? Or should I take it to a gunsmith and have it cleaned and checked out. I assume there are things that break after a certain amount of rounds.

    Any insight is appreciated. Thanks and have a great day!

    Lee

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    The old "don't fix it if it ain't broke" theory may come into play here but 15K rounds is impressive. I would just do a random cleaning with a good solvent and bore brush. Pull the furniture off and check for rust. 4-ought steel wool and a touch of oil should take care of that. If she locks up tight just keep shooting. Probably a lifetime warranty on the Beretta so no worries. You could always call Beretta; heck, they might tune it up for you. Never hurts to ask.
    JMc
    Fritch, TX

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    JMc,

    Thanks for the advice! For about ten years I shot 4 trap leagues a year. Between that, getting it wet and dirty in the field and being 20 years old I figure it should get more than a normal field strip cleaning. By furniture, I assume you mean the fore end and butt stock. I've never pulled the stock on a Beretta. I assume there is a bolt under the recoil pad. Are there any pitfalls to worry about in taking the stock off?

    Thanks again,
    Lee

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    No problem removing the stock but you’ll need a long extension and probably an 11 socket. Steel wool then oil then wipe it down and put it back together.

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    I agree with all the above. One word of advice is to make sure you get all of the oil wiped off in the action before you put the stock back on, or when you get in really cold temps it can "gel up" and possibly slow it down. I have always put a dab of grease on the hinge pins on my field guns and trap guns as well.

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    Thanks for the insight. I will take pictures when I take it apart. I'm sure I'll be fine. I'm going to wait till after the season and then take her apart. I'm curious about how dirty it will be. I know they are "sealed" actions but some crud has to make it past the firing pins and locking pins.

    Thanks again,
    Lee

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