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Storage Guidance

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by SP99, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. SP99

    SP99 Well-Known Member

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    This popped up as a result of an earlier thread....

    what’s peoples current opinions/methods regarding storage for your guns. LONG AND SHORT TERM. ie 6months plus. And day to day.

    Most of us using bags, hard cases, foam, cabinets etc? Interested to know



    edit: currently just heard a lot of bad news around foam in hard cases so looking for the general best option, currently keeping rifle out of case for long as possible till I find out what’s best!
     
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    Somewhere dry without any extreme temperature fluctuations - all of mine are in a cabinet with large bag of silica in the top that is changed once a fortnight at this time of year to be 'recharged' in the oven for half an hour :up:
     
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    SP99 Well-Known Member

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    And take it in a bag for transport to and from your range/club/perm?
     
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    Yep, always carried in a slip out of view in the boot
     
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    no country members tooled up tool

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    Mine usually live in their hard cases in spare bedroom. Stored at full pressure. Seem fine.
     
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    Stored up in the loft ( constant temp. all be it chilled ) in a fleece lined bag and charged no probs it’s kept clean and oiled .
     
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    Let mine condition to room / storage temp .... on return home .....case or slip left open in the room to do so ....
    then check over it for marks etc from use .... then oily rag .... lens clean .... recharge ( if necessary) little written note of pressure in it ( to check for leaks when next used) ....
    then stored in closed cases ..... one of those cheapo plastic water traps nearby ....
     
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    chuggypop Marmite - I'm undecided.

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    I have 13 Shotguns, mainly colectors pieces and a couple of RF Rifles, all stored in steel, approved, gun cabinets, lined with polystyrene tiles and have a sachet of VP90 in each cabinet. Some guns have damascus barrels with high iron content, no issues with rust in 5-6 years.
     
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  9. SP99

    SP99 Well-Known Member

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    Cracking, in the absence of a cabinet, best option for storage?
     
  10. mmamonster

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    I just leave mine lying around the house anywhere, no particular place, i might even have a couple in the back garden. They are easier to find whe i go shooting.;)
    Not really, all in cabinets, bags hang in the garage to dry out if wet.
    Always clean them before they go back in there place. Shotguns get bore snaked and then oiled.
    Atb
    Mart
     
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    Pietro Beretta Keyboard Hero

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    Fortunately, there are no children (nor indeed other adults) in my home, so no chance of persons under 18 getting access to them.
     
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  13. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    Preferably where the air can freely circulate - never in a bag or case...
     
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    Pietro Beretta Keyboard Hero

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    Agreed.

    It's bad enough, having to keep Section 1 firearms and shotguns in steel cabinets, but in bags is even worse.
     
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  15. Bunyip

    Bunyip Adopter of Tiger AA's

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    Even a gun slip after being wiped down with ballistol?
    Not doubting your advice I've got springers and always kept them in the slip.
    Just want to know if I'm doing the wrong thing. :thumb:
     
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    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    Well, I certainly wouldn't, not even after they've been wiped down with the blood of a virgin...
     
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    Bunyip Adopter of Tiger AA's

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    Oh Censored, slaughtered all the virgins.
    Never mind after your advice. :)
     
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    Napier VP90 sachet (doesn't dry the wood out like silica) in cabinet, oily rag over guns before storage, do NOT keep them in a slip!
     
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    32:1 Yea, I like it

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    When my locker was bolted inside our garage/workshop I had a lightbulb fitted inside at base and just left it on, the heat from that would keep everything dry, years of use and not one spec of rust, now I keep them indoors I find they dont need anything more than a small damp trap and just a wipe over if youve got wet before putting away

    Chris
     
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    SP99,

    For any rifles/pistols that I have needed to be stored 'long-term' :

    I remove action from stock.

    I apply RIG (Rust Inhibiting Grease) to all the out metal surfaces of the action, including the bore. I then wrap the action in cling-film, making sure that as much air as possible is removed. A second wrap of cling-film is done, then the whole is wrapped in heavy-duty aluminum foil.

    The stock is given a heavy coat of high-beeswax polish, inside and out, and then, along with the action, is put in a mesh plastic bag in the storing cupboard.

    I also put a plastic label into the mesh bag with the rifle details, and date of the archive treatment.

    Some test pieces, I have treated as above, remained in perfect condition after five (5) years in our damp, freezing cellar, so I am confident that the process works as intended.

    Have fun & a good Sunday :)

    Best regards

    Russ
     
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