Without this, wear is accelerated and a gun could shoot loose quicker than if careful maintenance is carried out.
1. For most purposes, light gun oil is still the best all-round lubricant, but grease can be used for specific purposes. Start by lubricating the extractors with oil.
2. The knuckle is one area where a very light smear of grease works well. Apply it very sparingly to the knuckle of the fore-end iron using a finger.
3. One part that is prone to wear is the cross-pin, which is sometimes called the hinge-pin. Apply grease to the barrel hook and bites.
4. Another area of wear is the locking bolt. Apply a drop or two of oil to the bolt while operating the top lever and take care to not use too much oil.