Since folks always wonder...


October 11, 2005, 11:59 AM
...about guns being loaded, springs being compressed, temperature variations, will guns work, do that or the other...

For two years a Keltec P-11, Bone stock 870 pump in 20 ga, bone stock 1100 in 20 ga, Model 10, Model 94 in 30-30, NAA mini revolver 1 1/8" in .22lr, Beretta 21A in .22lr, Two -Gov't Model of 1911, USGI mags ( with da dimple on follower :p ) and Shrade Old Timer 340T...

Have been in an attic here in the South, with heat and humidity, and freezing temps we experienced.

Guns were blasted with CRC Brakleen, lubed with Havoline Auto Transmission Fluid (Dexron IIE) because that is what my truck uses and it was handy. Externals - Light coat of RIG, except on one 1911, that one had Mother's Caruba car wax ( it was handy and what I prefer to use on my truck).

Wood on long guns got the Johnson's Paste wax.

Yes the attic was safe from prying eyes and secure. Just put the long guns in a gun rack, set the handguns on pc of wood along with extra mags, speedloaders, extra ammo as applicable.

Knife was new, just taken from box and let fall on the wood as it came from factory.

No rust, no fuss, no muss. Just taken down,("whew"- blow dust off them) pointed downrange and the guns all fired, as did all mags, speedloaders, and ammo. No hiccups no nothing.

Yes the guns all had a round chambered ( except revolvers of course) and the 1911s cocked and locked.

The knife tarnished a bit , still sharp tho'.

*shrug* Something to do. Fella has place in the country, secure safe setting , has other guns to use and such- like I said something to do.

Yes he has a safe, [you do gotta know where to find it tho'] just wanted to show a SIL some stuff works, always has, always will and not to worry about some stuff.

Now the old wooden trunk, metal hinges , leather handles his wifey sprayed with WD40 - eww, mildew and really funky.

In case you were wondering...


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October 11, 2005, 12:41 PM
When I was growing up we moved from a house we had lived in for 12 years. We found an old 870 in the back of a closet. It had fallen down and was laying lengthwise and was hidden by boxes and other such closet stuff. Mag tube was loaded, but nothing in the chamber. Dad said he loaded it the night they moved into the house because a few of the doors didn't lock yet, and that was the last time he remembered seeing it.

A quick clean and lube and I used it as my duck gun for the next couple years. 12 years with the spring compressed laying on the floor in a house in humid Houston, no worse for wear.

El Tejon
October 11, 2005, 02:59 PM
Yes, but what about guns that do not live in Arkansas? :D

Yankee guns are known to be cranky and full of sarcasm. :neener:

October 11, 2005, 03:57 PM
Tilecrawler's Slick -Em
Hoosier's Grease

These are supposed to be good so I am told :neener:

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