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Old September 15, 2011, 01:50 PM   #1
nodule
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storing handguns in pistol rugs?

Hi,

I just took delivery of a beautiful fireproof rated gun safe, with the carpeted
shelves.

Can I store my blued and stainless revolvers in pistol rugs and placed on the
shelf, or should I just lay the revolver naked, right on the carpeted rug?
Or wrapped in a silicone treated gun sock?

Which method would provide the best long term life for my revolvers?

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Old September 15, 2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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Do NOT store them in any kind of plush case or rug. Store them in open air. Any type of fabric or foam or leather can absorb moisture from the air and start corrosion. Apply a thin film of oil on all exposed metal and check on them every week or two. In your case I would get some thin rubber or vinyl mats (cheap car floor mats or welcome mats work) and line the shelves with that and lay the guns on it. Remember that if you open the safe up on a humid day if you close it you are trapping moisture in the safe. I have always used large dessicant packs on the floor of my safe with no problems. About once a year pull them out and lay them in a warm oven for a few hours to reactivate them. In over twenty years I have never had any corrosion.
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