At the end of the season, have your firearms professionally cleaned.
It would be advisable to do the same before the start of the next season. This will ensure they are ready for the next range day.
Please note: When considering your choice in Gunsmiths, please remember: all Certified Gunsmiths MUST be licensed by the chief Firearms officer of the province.
To ensure you have access to your favourite guns, please do not wait until the last minute to contact a licensed Gunsmith.
The closer to hunting season, the busier they will become. Although their skills seem like magic, they require time to perform their craft. Just like the hunting trip itself, plan well ahead of your trip afield to have your guns serviced.
Not all firearms are repairable. This not a limitation of the gunsmith, older firearms with tin mechanisms were designed to have “throw-away” and replaceable parts. Many of the tin mechanisms are no longer available anywhere. For example: Even the popular Remington 742 bolt and action parts have not be available for over 5+ years.