What is the history of a Ranger 12 gauge double barrel shotgun with patent Apr 20 1915 on the right side of the receiver Ranger on the left side and proof tested 12 gauge on the left barrel?
That patent date is on several models of Stevens shotguns. Ranger was a trade name sold by Montgomery Ward. It was most likely made sometime between 1920 and 1945.
If you have a Model 30 pump shotgun, the barrel is not intended to be removed by the user. To do so requires specialized tools such as a receiver block and a barrel wrench. You can clean and lube the shotgun with the barrel attached to the receiver. Contact Savage Arms Customer Service and get an owner's manual for your shotgun.
The receiver is the largest metal piece of the shotgun, in other words, the frame of the shotgun. All the other parts, such as barrel, stock, bolt, etc- attach to the receiver. With modern firearms, the receiver will be marked with the serial number. Legally, the receiver IS the firearm- all other parts are simply parts.
There is no "break in" shotgun. A "break open" shotgun is a single barrel, double barrel, or combination rifle/shotgun which breaks open in the sense that a lever will unlock the action, allowing the barrel to pivot at a hinge at the front of the receiver, pivoting the rear of the barrel up to expose the chamber. A shells may be loaded into the chamber and the barrel pivoted back to close the action. The…
In order to answer your question correctly,I would need the maker of the shotgun,shotgun model,and type of shotgun we are talking about(pump action,single shot,semi-auto etc.) I would also need to know what type of barrel you have(plain barrel,solid matte rib,or vent rib barrel).also include the overall condition of your shotgun and amount of blueing remaining on the receiver and barrel.