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Old September 18, 2022, 04:07 PM   #8
44 AMP
Join Date: March 11, 2006
Location: Upper US
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Back in the late 60s or early 70s, I heard about a couple who had bought an old house in the Finger Lakes region, and during renovations, found an large, unusually heavy block of paraffin wax in an old trunk in the attic. Also in the trunk were some old letters and scraps of what had once been Civil War uniforms, They carefully melted the wax and inside was a perfectly preserved like new condition Colt cap & ball revolver.

While it would be cumbersome for rifles, I'd say if you want to preserve a gun for a LONG time, make a mold and encase it in paraffin wax.

Easier to clean up than cosmoline, I can tell you that!!
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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