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storing your air rifle!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by macker71165, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. macker71165

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    is it true that if you store a airrifle in a gun slip it will rust?? i read it on another forum and am pretty stuck for space is their no kind of case you can store it safely? thnx in advance tony!
     
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    No,unless you put it away with moisture on it,nothing bad will happen...can always put one of those moisture inhibitors that you get in shoe boxes in there to be double sure.
     
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    Never heard such tosh! If it's put away wet in a slip then maybe! But if its clean dry and oiled then it's fine!
     
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    To add, all my shotguns are in slips to avoid damage in the cabinet when putting them in amd taking them out! None of them have ever rusted in the 12 years they've been in there!
     
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    i read it on another forum! just got a hw95 for xmas so was a bit paranoid! can you tell me the best way to oil a rifle and what product to use! cheers!
     
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    Just wipe down with some 3in 1 oil and try not to touch the metal onece completed and pop it away job done
     
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    I've always used hoppes! I've got an old Selvyt cloth I used to bull my shoes with in the RAF, its soaked in gun oil, ill clean the barrel with a bore snake, then pull a patch through soaked in oil and wipe down all the metal work with my oily Selvyt rag!! Im OCD about finger prints so I always make sure I never put them away with bare hands, I always use the cloth!
     
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    cheers guys! what about the stock care?
     
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    if youve been out in the cold leave your rifle for an hour or so to adjust to room temperature first,you will see moisture build up on the rifle when you bring it into the house after being out on a really cold day/night,i normally leave mine stood in the corner of a room for a while then as allready said wipe it down (for me a lightly oiled rag) then i put the rifle in the gun slip and put it away
     
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    does that include the wooden parts of the rifle with the same cloth/oil?:confused:
     
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    personally i just do the metalwork,if you do the stock the rifle gets very slippy next time you take it out,i never really do anything with the wood myself but there will be others on here who can advise better
     
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    where I live, the relative humidity is in the 90's %, sometimes 99% , I store the air rifles in gun slips up in the attic when not in use, before storing I will fire some barrel cleaning pellets with pellet lube, then give the metalwork a wipe over with gun oil and the stock with wax... just to be on the safe side...

    no problems with rust.. :)
     
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    i used to use this stuff which is pretty good,just spray it on a rag and i used to wipe the metalwork and stock down with it,used to leave a nice shine and smells good too :rolleyes:
    but at £10 odd a tin i just find the light oil soaked rag and wipe the metal work down just as good and a lot cheaper,ive never had any rust so far and i mainly use my rifles for hunting
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    edit: i should have pulled the price tag off its brunox turbo spray
     
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    Lol smells nice the stuff.... i use Ballistol which smells worse than a Turkish lorry drivers underpants......not that i know what they really smell like:eek:
     
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    If you bring a cold gun into a warm environment (house/etc) then you're going to get condensation forming which will, in time, cause rust.

    I always give mine a good rub down with a WD40-soaked cloth.
     
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    after the taxi me and the missus took when we went to marmaris on holiday i can imagine,was like walking into a brick wall with the stench when we opened the door:laff::laff::laff:
     

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