By Mike George
Friday, 03 August 2012
I've have noticed that my shotgun's barrels have developed two or three dark looking rings down each of them, and no amount of oiling or cleaning will shift them.
Is this the start of some kind of fouling in the barrels, or corrosion or damage? If not, what's caused the ring marks and how can I get rid of them?
FOULING IN BARRELS
I have known plastic fouling show as ring marks, but it usually comes out with bore cleaning solvent and a bronze brush.
However, you should always be suspicious of ring-markings inside barrels.
They might be nothing more than obstinate muck or mild corrosion, but dangerous bulges can also show as rings.
I think a visit to a gunsmith is in order.
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