Strip and clean

A job that’s keeping Doug busy right now is stripping and cleaning. This is the vital annual health check for your gun. Over the season, the action may have got wet or debris may have got into the lockwork, which can block springs and lead to damage. Doug has fully stripped this 1902 Holland and Holland Royal, checking each component of the lock. He found the tumblers, bridle, sears and springs were all in good condition. All this one needs is a good clean and regrease and it’s ready for next season

The lock stripped down