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Air rifle storage

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Zachariah, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Zachariah

    Zachariah Engaging Member

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    I have two air rifles which i keep in gun bags in my shed. The shed is locked but no other security. Is that legal?
     
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    Alex.B Keyboard Hero

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    Legal yep , but wouldnt keep them in bags in shed !!!:eek: rustville !!
     
  3. cloverleaf

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    The law states that you must take "reasonable precautions" to ensure that the rifles cannot be accessed by unauthorised persons under the age of 18. What constitutes "reasonable" is open to interpretation by the coppers / prosecutors involved if there is ever a problem.. so this is an immensely grey area.

    More to the point (as above) a cold damp shed is potentially the quickest way to shaft your guns - inside a locked wardrobe in the house would be infinitely preferable..
     
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    Thanks for your help. I am very new to this, point taken. I will move them indoors wife permitting!
     
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    jps norton One Hit Wonder

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    Why involve the wife? Just bring them in the house, otherwise ... trust they will rust!
     
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    Guns in,wife out!
     
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    you can pick up gunsafes fairly cheap if you have a good look around buddy :) oiled and in a safe in a wardrobe or similar as above is how i keep mine and they still look the same as when i bought them plus i dont have to worry about them being nicked etc . rust is your enemy so avoid places like utility rooms or damp cellars :up:
     
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    Assuming you have one, stick them up the loft - that's usually the driest place in most houses.
     
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    I would have thought that they may be inclined to rust in a loft because of the varying temperature during the year but I suppose if they kept oiled and in a sleeve /bag they should be okay,certainly a lot better than a garden shed!Bring them in the house much better environment and more secure.Never mind the missus,man up and tell her they're coming in.:D
     
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    I work away for 6 to 12 weeks. When going away I wipe the rifles and pistols down with a Napier wipe then put a couple of small desiccant sachets in the slip/case with them and hidden away in the house ( wife very "anti") . No problems so far. :D
     
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    When you say oiled you mean just the outside and workings and never inside the barrel? Assume something 3in 1 ok.
     
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    Not always Egg, some houses have water storage tanks and expansion tanks for heating systems. You can get a fair amount of water vapour up there when it's cold and the heatings on ....and it's just looking for a nice cold metal surface to condense on!
    Dag
     
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    Fortunately my loft has none of that stuff in it - all it's got in it is guns, bows and an expensive bit of ham :D

    I'd avoid storing your gun in its slip mate - even with the VP90 sachet, slips are renowned for letting rust get a hold.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Egg, will go to plan B,(when I think of it ) ! :D
     
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    FFs get them out of the shed and keep in the bedroom.
     
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    I wipe everything down with an oil inpreganated cloth and make sure there's no moisture anywhere , usually go over the wood more than once on the rifles that don't get out much . If I'm bored and it's been a while since I've been shooting I will pull them out just to check and re-wipe , I've caught few stocks in need of a feed from time to time but touch wood (excuse the pun) I've managed to keep them all looking tip top .
     
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    Ask your missus for your trousers back...then get them rifles indoors were they belong ;) :D
     
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    Simples, wife in shed ,guns in bed!
    Dag ;)
     
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    For superb protection, ACF50 is the best stuff to use. It is what the Navy use to protect their aircraft from the ravages of the sea - it is available to protect motorcycles from salt if riding through the winter. It comes in a 1litre bottle with a pressure pump, or you can get smaller aerosol cans. For what you want the aerosol is going to last you about 10 years, so forget the cost of the can, it will cost you pence per year!

    ACF50 bonds itself to the metal and so doesn't get wiped off by your clothing like normal oil will. If you pour water on a gun treated with ACF50, the water will just bead off and the gun remains dry! Take the action out of the stock and use a soft cloth (old T-shirt or yellow duster) impregnated with the ACF50 and wipe it down, like you would with any other oil soaked cloth. Leave it for 30 mins to dry and bond properly.

    The metal needs to be room temperature too, otherwise there is a danger you will lock moisture in UNDER the oil if you use ordinary oils. Make sure you dry the metal parts before applying whatever it is you choose to use. I have plenty of 3-in-1, and other oils, but I won't use them for corrossion prevention because I use my rifles in all weathers, including the pouring rain or snow. With ACF50 bonded on the surface I don't even think about corrossion happening.

    For the wood of a stock, use a stock oil, one meant for treating wood, it is not the same as that used on metal (eg: raw linseed for wood, boiled linseed oil for metal). Danish stock oil, Old English stock oil, branded stock oils - they are all based on linseed oil, with a few additives depending on the recipe. Some use walnut oil in them, but they are all a blend of natural plant oils, whereas for metal mineral oil is used, again with additives for whatever application it is designed for.

    Napier and the others are simply bought in products from other sources, branded and put in smaller containers and the price hiked massively - yes, of course it works, it is the same stuff, given a bit of marketing hype! I will treat my rifles with ACF50 and happily spray sea water on them - it is that good (it goes on my wildfowling shotguns and they do get rough treatment, but the bluing is still on them and the bores shine!)

    Another drawback with normal oils is that they sit on the surface and attract dust, so you get a build up of an oily paste in the nooks and crannies. You can dig it out with the quill from a bird (wing or tail feather) or a cocktail stick, or old toothbrush. If it gets in the hinges or other moving parts it becomes a grinding paste. That is another reason I don't use lubricating oil for corrossion protection.
     
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