The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 12, 2005, 11:37 AM   #1
ShottyTim
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 4, 2005
Posts: 138
gun out of case

hey guys, quick question. my room is in the basement of our house, and i would like to keep it out of its case, its kinda cold down here, is there any chance of rusting if i keep it out? rem 870HD

thanks
__________________
Molon Labe


meaning come and get them
ShottyTim is offline  
Old September 12, 2005, 11:50 AM   #2
fisherman66
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 22, 2005
Location: Rhome, TX
Posts: 4,641
I had a friend ask me to refinish his treasured (and passed down) 870 (with beautiful walnut and real rich blue) because he left it in a room uncased with a humidifier. I can't duplicate the finish, but I can cold blue paste it.

Moisture is key and basements are known for moisture.
fisherman66 is offline  
Old September 12, 2005, 02:14 PM   #3
mgdavis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 24, 2004
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 397
My 870 HD started to rust after I stored it in the basement out of a case for about a month. After that I started wiping it down about once a week with a CLP'd rag. Just keep an eye on it. That finish disapointed me, I thought it would be more corrosion resistant than that.
mgdavis is offline  
Old September 12, 2005, 02:33 PM   #4
ShottyTim
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 4, 2005
Posts: 138
thanks for the responses guys, i think im just gonna have it coated, and call it wonderful.
__________________
Molon Labe


meaning come and get them
ShottyTim is offline  
Old September 12, 2005, 05:15 PM   #5
k98k792
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 12, 2005
Posts: 6
I am a Curio & Relic collector and have a pretty extensive collection. I have been using Birchwood Casey Sheath for ten years now and have never had a bit of rust since I started using it. I have my Weapons in security cabnets in my basement.Spray some Sheath on them twice a year. After I shoot one the last thing I do is spray it with Sheath. Here is a test brownells has on there sight. http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/Gun...?p=0&t=2&i=503
k98k792 is offline  
Old September 12, 2005, 05:20 PM   #6
n3twrkm4n
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 23, 2004
Posts: 629
We have new construction, there was moderate moisture before the cement completely dried out. But I currently store 4 of my g/f's father's guns down there and no more rust than what was on them when I received them.

If no case, I'd recommend silicone impregnated gun socks... I keep them on MY guns in my gun cabinet upstairs. I'd love to buy a gun safe but just can't afford it right now, with some dessicant packs or a moisture stick.

Good luck, just keep your guns LIGHTLY oiled. I've heard people complaining about their XD's rusting but I keep mine in my room in a plastic case in this humid summer that we've been having it hasn't rusted. Just with a little bit of oil and TLC.
__________________
There's no place like 127.0.0.1
> SELECT FROM users WHERE clue > 0
0 rows returned
n3twrkm4n is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06751 seconds with 7 queries