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It's manufactured in 1948 and shot very little. When the release is activated the pump handle moves rearward about an inch, but that is as far as it goes.
Should take it to a gunsmith, but if you want to loosen it yourself, get some spray gun cleaner, or even gun oil (light) and put it inside as much as possible, keeping in mind that it may be loaded with a stuck cartridge(point in safe direction at ALL times). Loosen with the lubricant, open action up and inspect throughly. If there is a cartidge in it, discard safely, as the lube may have ruined it and an old cartridge may be unsafe. If you can get the action open, try to clean out possible corrosion with swabs and q-tips soaked in the lube. Depending on how it was stored all this time, you may have to disassemble and lube more completely. Google the name and model number to try to find diagrams or assembly help.
The best thing is to take it to an "old-timer" who is familiar with older shotguns and have them inspect it, or take it to a gun show or shop.
Treat it as Loaded until you can prove otherwise by opening the action! DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FIRE!
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
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