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How do you prep your guns for storage?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PinnedAndRecessed, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. There was a thread somewhere about a guy asking about keeping his guns in a safe in his basement. I can't find it, but he was asking what he should use to wipe his guns down.

    What are the products used to wipe guns down for storage? A silicone cloth?

  2. MilsurpShooter

    MilsurpShooter Well-Known Member

    Silicone cloth would be minimal in my eyes. I usually take a small bit of gun oil on a clean rag and wipe the exposed metal down until it has a very think coat. I'm in my safe roughly once every two weeks so it's not really long term storage
  3. GEM

    GEM Well-Known Member

    Breakfree - the CLP folks make a bottle of goo just for storage purposes.
  4. ball3006

    ball3006 Well-Known Member

    I wipe them down with LPS2...

    then put them in one of those socks they make to keep down safe rash.......never a problem with rust......chris3
  5. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    Yeah, yeah yeah...call me obsessive...it's okay. This helps to explain why even my oldest firearms still look new. :)

    Example of when I stored my Weatherby Mark V on Nov. 30, 2006.

    1. Applied my CVS Latex exam gloves :evil: No fingerprint salt.
    2. Brake down rifle completely.
    3. Clean entire rifle with M-Pro 7.
    4. Assure complete moisture removal after cleaning with Gun Scrubber spray.
    5. Apply Rig Grease to all internal parts of rifle, chamber, bore, lugs, firing pin, springs, etc.
    6. Reassemble bolt, coat in Rig Grease and re-insert bolt into barreled action.
    7. Apply Rig Grease to all external parts of rifle.
    8. Secure barreled action back into stock.
    9. Reapply Rig Grease to entire exterior.
    10. Insert rifle into Silicone sock, store until next use.
    11. Remove and throw-away my latex gloves.

    Edit to clarify: I am this cautious only with my carbon steel firearms. My stainless steel firearms to not get this degree of attention.
  6. Essex County

    Essex County Well-Known Member

    I think LPS or Tri-Flow would work for me. Inspect on a regular basis. Essex
  7. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    I wipe down the guns with Corrision X.
  8. Deanimator

    Deanimator Well-Known Member

    I clean, then use a light coating of Shooter's Choice red grease with the excess wiped off with a dry cloth.
  9. Neo-Luddite

    Neo-Luddite Well-Known Member

    How do you prep your guns for storage?

    I have a long talk with them about my reasons and make sure that they understand that we'll be together again as soon as possible.


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