Hint: DO NOT use a cleaning rod unprotected like this!

OK, so this isn’t a story about gun restoration. BUT, as far as preservation goes, this is mighty good information to have handy. Our own Doug Turnbull provided some insight for author Tom Keer’s recent piece about what NOT to do with your firearms! Plenty of practical tips here, which we encourage you to check out at OutdoorLife.com.

Read “How to Ruin Your Gun in 8 Easy Steps” at OutdoorLife.com.

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