Saturday, October 11, 2008

Long Term Storage for Your Guns

Several readers have e-mailed recently about the proper long term storage for their guns. Being the first to admit that my knowledge in this area is sorely lacking, there is a place where you can get excellent information. If you don't know enough about it, always consult a reliable source!

One of the best sources for information is Guns Magazine .

I use a Hoppe's Deluxe Gun Cleaning Kit , gun socks, and hard cases with foam inserts, and soft cases to try and keep my guns in good condition. An excellent article from Guns Magazine on the proper storage methods for your guns can be found here:

Long Term Storage for Your Guns .

Always remember to practice safety when using your firearms!

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

11 comments:

Jennersen said...

I believe in owning a safe for firearms. They are to high value of a target, and to important to leave unsecured.

riverwalker said...

To: jennersen

No argument here. "Safe" storage is a good thing. Do you do anything special to handle the humidity problems or are they minimal in your estimation. Is a special there a special type of gun safe you'd reccomend?

RW

Anonymous said...

My 470 pound Stack-On twin door combination was cheap enough at $699 and is a great place to keep guns safe- but my thinking is that WTSHTF there won't be much need for 'long term storage' as there will be for a daily cleaning. CCW or not, I'll probably have one on my person continually and a rifle in the vehicle.

Anonymous said...

I love my Ft. Knox Gun Safe. A box of dehumidifier, even though I probably don't need it in this climate, and no problems.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous # 1

There is definitely a possibility of needing daily cleaning instead.

RW

To: anonymous

Thanks for info!

RW

Brigid said...

Thanks for the link. I have some old mausers that get stored every once in a while.

the texan said...

Riverwalker, those foam lined gun cases are the worst place to keep a gun if you have high humidity. The foam will hold the humidity in.

Where ever you store your firearms, inspect them often. If you notice any rust spots, its time to clean and oil. I like the spray silicone to treat small rust spots. It takes the rust off and protects the blue, no scratching. Spray and wipe with a soft cotton cloth. Spray all the insides and blow out with air. That what I do.
Jimmy&Linda

riverwalker said...

To: brigid

You're welcome!Thank you for some great recipes. My son-in-law is the gourmet cook in the family and enjoys your site. Thanks again.

RW

BTW, glad your trip went well.

riverwalker said...

To: Jimmy & Linda

The humidity problem is always a concern. I use my foam-lined cases just for short term storage to help protect my scopes, etc. My arsenal isn't big enough to warrant long term storage yet...but someday it might. Regular cleaning with my Hoppe's Kit for now on all my guns.

RW

Jennersen said...

I keep my guns oiled. I should get a can of desiccant for the safe. They sale those dehumidifiers for safes, but all that is is nothing but desiccant. Since they sale the stuff by the can that does the same job I figure why waste money on gimmicks. But keeping them oiled works just fine to be honest.

riverwalker said...

To: jennersen

Regular cleaning works good for me!
If my arsenal gets bigger and I manage a few C&R type acqusitions I may be looking at something long term.

RW

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