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Old October 29, 2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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Storing...Muzzle Down

Some of my rifles I have in my gun safe.....are placed muzzle down. The bottom of the safe is lined with carpet. Can this cause moisture problems pertaining to the bore by not allowing air circulation?

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Old October 29, 2008, 09:04 PM   #2
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I would suggest placing a rubber mat or something similar on the floor of your safe just to have something non absorbent where the muzzles are resting. But if your humidity level in the safe is kept below 40% you shouldn't have any problems with rust. Just keep checking them. You might want to run an oily patch down the bores also. I have been brushing a light coat of Breakfree Collector on all my safe queens and haven't seen any corrosion after several years. Storing long guns muzzle down is a good practice, it keeps the oil on the metal parts from seeping into the wood.
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Old October 29, 2008, 10:01 PM   #3
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Sounds good...
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Old November 1, 2008, 07:54 AM   #4
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SWtoring Guns---

For storing guns---RIG (Rust Inhibitive Grease) won't run off like oils.
Used by Professionals.
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Old November 1, 2008, 02:49 PM   #5
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Sir;
Store them muzzle up with RIG!
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