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Oiling gun for storage?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dale58, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. dale58

    dale58 Member

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    Is it a good practice to oil unblued surfaces of a gun when its going into storage for the winter? Like sides of mono blocks, breech face and bores. Also do plastic snap caps cause rust or pitting if left in a chamber? thanks, Dale
  2. GW22

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    If you're concerned, use Break-Free Collector and be safe.

    Click the link for empiracle evidence.

    -Gary
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    Thanks Gary, I hadn't seen that posting. That test was very interesting. Looks like I'm going shopping for the Break-Free collector. thanks, Dale
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    Gary,

    I didn't see your test when originally posted. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing that. I use the Birchwood Casey Barricade myself.
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    Yep, Birchwood Casey Barricade (formerly called "Shield") remains my day-to-day favorite as well. Break-Free is a little heavier and does outperform it a bit though for long term storage. Less messy than RIG or other greases too.

    -Gary
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    At one time Kreighoff marketed a spray product called long term, not sure if It's still sold or not
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    Are you referring to Birchwood-Casey "Barricade" formerly called...<br>(...and renamed to minimize its sensitive association with another product.) <center>
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    GW22: Has it right on the Breakfree product, The military uses an almost the same product to use on their AR models + Garands.

    Do not use WD-40 it dries out and offers little protection, but it does displace moisture, like spraying on sparkplug wiring on chrysler cars when it is damp and car won't start.

    Gary Bryant
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    Well I couldn't get the break free collector at Dicks today but they had the Birchwood Casey barricade so I bought that. It sprayed out to heavy for me, so I sprayed it on a clean cotton patch and wiped it on the mono block and breech face. Seemed to work good that way, not a lot of extra to wipe off. Also it does make a gun smell the way it should lol. Thanks for the help Gary. Dale
  10. GW22

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    Happy to help, Dale. I'm sure the Barricade will work just fine for you.

    -Gary
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    try fluid film, its good stuff
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    I've been using 3 in 1 oil for over 50 years now and has served me well.
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    I dont think it is available any longer but RIG is what I have used for years.
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    Why would you think RIG is no longer available?
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    Don't forget to store your guns barrel down to keep oil from being soaked-up by the wood
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    Correction -- In my study, and in my post above I said Birchwood Casey's BARRICADE used to be called Shield. Actually it was formerly called SHEATH. So if you've got that, it's the same stuff and it works great as the study showed. Almost as good as Break-Free Collector.

    Thanks Jim.

    -Gary
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    Brownells has RIG. been using it aslong as I can remember cleaning a firearm
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    I have stored guns for years without having to redo them every few months. There are food storage systems available that will seal a plastic sleeve over your gun and vacume out the air. I take off the wood parts first and store them separately, oil the metal, vacume out the air and they are good to go. Be sure to pad any sharp edge so bag is not punctured. Marc
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    RIG. Old and reliable.
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