View Full Version : Storing Guns Over Long Periods of Time

April 5, 2009, 04:03 PM
What is the best way to store a gun over a long period of time (several years) to protect from dust, rust and all the other things. Also what kind of checks or minimum maintenance should be done.

April 5, 2009, 05:07 PM
IMO, it would depend upon where, and how, the firearm(s) are to be stored.

If I were storing any that were to be undisturbed (buried, etc), after the mandatory thorough cleaning & lubing inside/out, I would pack it with a gun perservative grease, stuff it in a blue bag, and glue it into a piece of PVC with a glued cap on each end while it was in a dry-humidity enviroment.

Barring that, I would mimic military long storage - suspended in a sealed , re-inforced wooden crate I built to fit, on internal brackets, after the same pre-storage maintainence.


April 6, 2009, 03:13 PM
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April 6, 2009, 03:19 PM
russians have done pretty well with cosmoline...

Inside a PVC pipe if you are burying it.