Preparing my commemorative for storage


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sta500rdr
January 8, 2010, 06:41 PM
So, for christmas I received a Henry Golden Boy BSA Centennial commemorative rifle. Pretty sweet. While I never plan on shooting this rifle I need to prepare it spend its life in darkness in the corner of my safe. Here is my question to you all.

What the heck should I do to preserve this?
Should I run a few patches with some RIG on them through the barrel?
Should I RIG the action?
What should I do to the brass so it wont tarnish?
Should I store it in a gun sock?
Should I store it just out in the open in the safe?

Basically any info you collectors have for me is appreciated. Thanks!

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actionflies
January 8, 2010, 06:54 PM
Why have a nice gun and let someone enjoy it instead of you. Sad....

CoRoMo
January 8, 2010, 06:55 PM
One word... cosmoline.:)


Actually, you wouldn't have to get that drastic about it. RIG it up, sock it up, and forget about it.

sta500rdr
January 8, 2010, 06:56 PM
It is not that I wont enjoy it, its just that I won't be shooting it. This wasn't given to me as a shooter. If I wanted to shoot a .22 there are plenty of others that I would choose to use instead.

actionflies
January 8, 2010, 06:59 PM
In that case, just coat the barrel in gun oil and check it regularly.

Maj Dad
January 9, 2010, 12:33 AM
I used WD-40 on guns stored for a year while I was in Korea, but I couldn't get RIG and I was in a hurry (zero damage/rust, too, I might add). But RIG is available again from Shootin' Accessories ( http://www.shotgunsportsmagazine.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79&products_id=660&zenid=a4846f2a45f2ab15b5e4e541e1427853 ) and I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you want it protected, RIG it.

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