My grandfather recently gave me his J.C. Higgins model 20 12 gauge, and I have a few questions. I am extremely inexperienced with guns. I am learning on .22's under proper instruction, but I feel the need to interact with the guns I already have in order to increase my familiarity.
My question is, how well do I need to clean this shotgun? It was manufactured in the early sixties, and my grandfather used it frequently (and maintained it properly) up until around ~1990. This gun has not been fired in at least 20 years. Cycling it feels smooth, and I don't notice any significant patches of rust or grime. How would you proceed? What level of cleaning/deconstruction does this gun need? My buddy who is in the military and has been around guns his entire life is coming down on Sunday to help me clean it and the revolvers. Anything specific I need to know based on its appearance? Thanks in advance.
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