I’m a monster

Well, in the sense that I haven’t given my shotty enough attention. I bought in November of 1997, just a little over a month before NICS went into effect. Its purchase, and the subsequent purchase of an EBR* led to the dissolution of my second marriage, but that’s another story.

Anyway, this is a Wal Mart purchase- a Mossberg 500A shotty in 12 gauge, 20″ barrel, holds 7+1. It’s the perfect home defense gun. But on to the purpose of this post.

It was filthy, and has a couple spots of rust. Tiny spots, but rust nonetheless. So I pulled apart, watching a Youtube video for help. It was easy to get it cleaned up, and the rust spots aren’t much to worry about-they’ll get rubbed off soon enough, so long as I keep my promise to use the gun a little more. Reassembly took a little extra time because it took me a while to figure out the right relationship between the cartridge stop, cartridge interrupter, elevator, and trigger group. It’s really not too tough, but you’ve got to learn how to do it by trial and error.

Sorry, shotty. I promise to be good from now on.

*EBR= Evil Black Rifle- in this case an Arsenal SLR-95 AK-47 rifle.