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Safe To Store Gun In Hard Case?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Darth Vader, Jan 16, 2010.

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  1. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader TS Member

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    I got a Remington hard case for my 1100 Trap and was wondering if it would be safe to store it in the case for 1-2 weeks at a time. I worry about humidity and corrosion like all good gun owners. What do you guys think? What about those silica packs? Thanks for your input!
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    The silica packs help, although I don't use them but I alway coat my guns metal parts with Birchwood Caseys "Barricade" (formerly called "Sheath"). I have never had any corrosion when I do that and that's been for about 35 years of storing my guns in my hard cases. That's where the gun's are unless I'm shooting them.
     
  3. merlynstrapguns

    merlynstrapguns Well-Known Member

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    If you are using a FOAM-LINED case, be extra-careful. The soft foam draws moisture and can rust pretty quick. I try not to use foam lined cases except for shipping which only lasts a couple days and I use plenty of 30 weight oil - NON-detergent..........merlyn
     
  4. Chango2

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    Cold guns in a case into the sun or warm car spell trouble. I always let my guns "normalize" to room temperature when I come home and store them in a soft case. By normalize, I take gun out of the case, wipe it down to "kill" fingerprints, etc., then let gun sit out for a couple of hours in the home. Then wipe down, then put away. Sweating (condensation) is what has caused me problems in the past.
     
  5. spitter

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    I keep my 90T in a Browning 1015 case, well oiled, but I also throw in those anti-rust strips from Plano molding that emit an anti-rusting agent... same ones used in tool boxes... inexpensive protection, never a problem.

    regards all,

    Jay
     
  6. W.P.T.

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    Wipe the gun down with Clenzoil and don't give it another thought ... Clenzoil is the absolute best product I have ever used for cleaning and preserving my guns, not only the metal but the wood also ... This stuff is great and works on leather products also ... You could store them in a case or safe and forget about them ... I like it so much I buy it by the case ... WPT ... (YAC) ....
     
  7. gdbabin

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    Before I got my safe I used to keep mine in hard cases. Well oiled and I always left the case cracked open to keep everything dry.


    Guy Babin
     
  8. W.P.T.

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    WWW.Clenzoil.com or 1-800 OIL IT UP ... They used to send out samples for peope to try, not sure if they still do or not ... You can get bottles or patches, amazing stuff ... Its been around for a long time but until I saw a guy wiping his gun down with it I never heard of the stuff, Now I will never be without it again ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  9. TjayE

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    Try the website address above for Clenzoil. Tom E.
     
  10. maka

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    Have several Remingtons in hard cases. Just wipe them down with rem oil. It contains teflon and prevents rust. I keep a small bottle and a small cloth in a zip seal baggie in each hard case. As stated above, watch out for foam line cases. They do absorb oil and moisture.
     
  11. FAT-BOY

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    How does clenzoil work on the new mat finish barrels.I just got a new Ceasar Guerini with this type barrels.
     
  12. JLSO5

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    I have kept my K guns in the factory hard cases since 1969 and never had rust or anything else. Wipe down with gun pro oil and have left them alone for a couple of months. Have lived in Texas, Florida, and Georgia so all have had plenty of humidity.
     
  13. W.P.T.

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    Clenzoil works on any and all metal finishes as well as wood and leather, its amazing stuff I tell you ... I did the leather interior of a Buick Reatta that I owned and it never looked that good when it was new, Honest ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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