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Old 11-12-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Hey guys have a couple storage questions. When I get better I'm moving to Germany to work in the IT industry and with all my firearms staying here, wondering what the best solution is for long term storage. My buddy keeps them in his Gun Safe but when I move I would prefer to keep them and the ammunition at my house I'll probably end up buying a low end safe to keep them in. I'm wondering if I should Oil up the rifles really well and put them in gun socks, and oil up the pistols and put them in their cases. as far as the ammo goes it's all in water tight containers with 4-5 silica gel packs in each case, and I would definitely put a few in the safe.. That was my thought on storage but I'm open to ideas because I don't want my babies to rust out on me while I'm overseas so just looking for a little advice.
 
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:58 AM   #2
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A good rust resistant gun oil and a gun sock would take care of the rifles, pistols too only with a smaller "sock". I wouldn't necessarily go with a cheap gun safe, put a few bucks more into a good quality safe. Bolt it to the floor/wall in a dry loacation and put some large dessicant bags inside to keep moisture out. I have two 10# bags in my safe. I have a rifle that was stored like this while I was away for over 10 years, and even here in the Pacific Northwest, in an unheated area, the rifle didn't have a spot of rust on it when I returned.

Make sure the firearms are all totally clean before you oil them for storage. Any residue can either attract moisture or promote corrosion in time.

If you really want to make sure there is no rust or corrosion, use cosmoline. Just be prepared for a major clean-up when you return.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 10:30 AM   #3
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Well the safe will be in the back room of the garage in the corner so I'm not too worried about it being taken or anything and by cheap i mean in the 500-800 range maybe 1k but that would be the limit.. so I guess I wouldn't say cheap, but on the lower end of safes.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 11:03 AM   #4
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I will store them or you free of charge :-)
 
Old 11-14-2011, 05:13 PM   #5
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You're a bit far my friend
 
Old 11-14-2011, 09:05 PM   #6
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True that. store them in a warm dry place... or lube the crap out of them with packing grease, seal them in plastic bags, and bury them in the forest somewhere for when you can come back for them :-)
 
Old 11-14-2011, 11:31 PM   #7
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True that. store them in a warm dry place... or lube the crap out of them with packing grease, seal them in plastic bags, and bury them in the forest somewhere for when you can come back for them :-)
Large diameter PVC pipe with two end caps pack it with cosmoline then bury it in the forest ;) Then you will always have a back up after the government takes the rest away
 
Old 11-15-2011, 09:22 AM   #8
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True that. store them in a warm dry place... or lube the crap out of them with packing grease, seal them in plastic bags, and bury them in the forest somewhere for when you can come back for them :-)
With my luck some "Pot Farmer" would probably dig it up by accident.
 
Old 11-15-2011, 09:29 AM   #9
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Well the safe will be in the back room of the garage in the corner so I'm not too worried about it being taken or anything and by cheap i mean in the 500-800 range maybe 1k but that would be the limit.. so I guess I wouldn't say cheap, but on the lower end of safes.
When anyone uses the words "cheap" and "Gun Safe" in the same sentence my mind automatically visualizes a cheap Wal-Mart type tin box that's more suited to a kid's plastic toy rifle than securing the real thing.

You can buy some real good safes in that price range especially if you could go pick one up rather than having a substantial freight charge added. Check for Manufacturers or large Distributors located nearby. Even if you have to buy from a Dealer many times one can arrange to pick up the order rather than contributing a large sum to the Freight Company. That's how I took delivery of mine.
 
Old 11-16-2011, 03:34 AM   #10
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Large diameter PVC pipe with two end caps pack it with cosmoline then bury it in the forest ;) Then you will always have a back up after the government takes the rest away
I'll store em under the padding in the attick or make a false wall.. alot of my guns are private purchase.. Some are before they even kept records on them.. All they can really see is the 10,000 rounds of ammo I have for "guns" I dont have..
 
Old 11-16-2011, 07:40 AM   #11
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I'll store em under the padding in the attick or make a false wall.. alot of my guns are private purchase.. Some are before they even kept records on them.. All they can really see is the 10,000 rounds of ammo I have for "guns" I dont have..
Since those are the most common ways to hide firearms don't you think "They" already know about it and its the first place one looks?

I'm not a big fan of burying anything I might want in a hurry but it does allow for some originality, at least in location if not method.
 
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