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Has anyone here ever placed a gun in a PVC or ABS tube for long term storage? I am interested in the oxygen absorbing and moisture absorbing part. Do you use the little packets for both or just one or the other?

Here is a link I was looking at for the O2 absorbers.
http://www.sorbentsystems.com/o2absorbers.html

Here is a link for the moisture absorbing desiccant.
http://silicagelpackets.com/?gclid=COr0rfTIo5cCFQOjFQodPDXDIw

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Cosmoline may be the best, but RIG (Rust Inhibiting Grease) is possibly a close second. To me, packing a gun in a PVC tube does not sound like a good idea. Packets that absorb moisture and oxygen can actually become a source of these molecules after they become saturated.

Also, a concrete floor in a room can absorb a lot of water if it becomes wet. This water can be released over a period of time even though the floor looks dry. This can cause a serious rust problem. I have proof of this but I don't want to go into any details.

Pat Ireland

PS- If anyone is interested in six M-12 trap guns with surface rust, drop me a note.
 

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doogiebarnes, How deep in the backyard do you plan to bury it? Don't forget the spam cans of ammo. AND A MAP.

From MX8B: "If you need to store it for approx. 8 years, Cosmoline."

Yep, 8 years should just about do it.






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I have some guns that I coated with RIG 15 years ago and they are like new. RIG has always been my favorite. I store my guns in open air not enclosed in any container
 

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Rust is caused by moisture. Anything that could potential trap moisture, while preventing air circulation isn't a good thing. I'm sure these containers will not be hermetically (sic?!) sealed with a vacuum and as Pat alluded to the silica gel-type absorbers have a limited life span, so you'll need to recharge (dry) or replace on regular basis.

My guns sit in a locked cabinet in cooler part of the house stored within a SackUps. Regular wipe downs with an oiled woolie snap cap in the chambers...

regards to all,

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People sometimes overlook the fact that the desiccant gels are intended to be removed and dried out or replaced after a period of time. Once a desiccant pack has become saturated, it will hold its moisture like a sponge and keep the surrounding environment moist.

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Apparently RIG has is no longer being made. Midwayusa.com has the 1oz jars of RIG available now.


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I once saw a chart that showed different kinds of metals that you would put shavings of in your sealed tube. The different metals gathered oxygen and held it indefinitely thus preventing oxidation. The different metals gathered and held oxygen at different levels. One was aluminum and one was one of the exotic metals like magnesium or something like that. The most volatile metal would absorb the most, then the next most volatile would take over until it was saturated, down the line, assuring that all oxygen was removed from the internal atmosphere because it was bound to the metal flakes.
 

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Some here in WY have glued an end on a large PVC pipe section, coated their AK-47's w/ cosmoline, dumped ammo in and around the sides of the tube. Then a cap is glued on the other end and the whole outfit is buried in the desert and a GPS location made. One fellow I know buried several in his large yard, scattered hundreds of pop-tops from pop and beer cans all over the dirt and then put sod over the whole thing. Says a subsequent check with a metal detector was unable to pinpoint anything. YMMV, Quicky
 
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