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Bury a rifle?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kman, Jul 14, 2010.

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  1. Kman

    Kman Member

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    Ok, paranoia aside,, anybody out there burying guns?
    Last weekend at the the GS, guy walks in with two Garands that look like they spent the last six months in a river. Apparently this guys father buried these two rifles on his property,,now his poor son is trying to salvage what he can. What I'm wondering is this a common thing among some folks? :confused:
     
  2. gondorian

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    Tears :(. All I've heard about is sealing a rifle and some ammo in a pvc pipe and burying that. shhh, I think I hear a helicopter ;)
     
  3. jcwit

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    Don't try that today, they'll be watching you dig the hole via satallite.
     
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    I can't say I have ever known anyone that actually did this, I'd use something cheaper than a Garand tho if I was gonna do it.

    If time comes that I have to bury them then I think instead it's time to start using them.
     
  5. JoeMal

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    Seriously? This blows my mind in a huge way...some people just wish a SHTF would happen.

    If you're thinking about burying your rifle until you 'need' it, send it to me and I'll hang on to it for you
     
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  7. KingMedicine

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    This is breaking my heart... Im fine with most anything, BUT TWO GARANDS!
     
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    I doubt old folks from WWII were hoping for a SHTF scenario. True paranoia sounds fair to me.
     
  10. Kman

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    I'm with you guys on this as far as for protection goes,,but it would be a neat little gift to future generations,,,bury a nice SKS in PVC pipe,,,give the treasure map to your son/daughter on their birthday.
     
  11. inSight-NEO

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    If I had to bury a rifle it would certainly be a trusty AK47.

    But, if things ever got so bad that I had to start burying weapons, then I would probably have much, much more to worry about.
     
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  13. KC&97TA

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    Instead of burring outside in the dirt, a false compartment in the floor or in the ceiling would be alot better idea, easier to get to, safer climate conditions... or place it in the wall next to the copper water lines if you're afraid of a metal detector sweep of the floor
     
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    Why the Hades would I bury a gun?
    They don't sprout and grow other ones like a tater does.
    The likelihood of them getting ruined is pretty high.

    And if I was going to, I wouldn't tell anyone here.
     
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    A very few. Some obviously don't know how to do it successfully.
     
  16. BushyGuy

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    you can bury a gun in a large sewer PVC pipe make it long enough for a rifle and glue on screw on ends on both side it would make a great tube to bury a rifle in it.
     
  17. dougw47

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    All my guns...

    ...were lost in a boating accident in the Gulf, while I was trying to seal the oil spill.
     
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    They make special sealing containers to put things, any thing, in the ground or water and have it safe. I saw one as a gunshop a while ago. It was a large orange tube that had very thick double rubber o-rings that sealed tightly when you screw the lid shut. Coated in oil and in a container like that, you could even put a valve in it that sucked out the oxygen and created a positive pressure vessel containing an inert gas... then you could bury an item forever and it be fine.
     
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    I have a co-worker who buries AK's, ammo, food, etc... He has all of his caches GPS tagged, and mapped on several maps. He is in the process of building a fallout shelter by burying a re-enforced shipping container. His house (A very VERY nice house btw) has hidden compartments, and several years worth of food. He is NOT preparing for Zombies, or TEOTWAWKI, or anything like that, he just takes the "Be Prepared" thing to a level that keeps his mind at ease. If you ever met the guy, you would never even guess that he had all this stuff. Interesting guy.

    Different strokes for different folks.
     
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    I know someone that has a crate with about a half dozen ARs, and massive quantities of ammo hidden and sealed for long term storage. I don't know whether or not he has them buried, as he won't tell a soul, but I did see them right when he got them.

    This guy also has a basement beneath his basement which functions as a bomb/fallout shelter or panic room, enough food and water to last two families a year, and a faraday cage for protecting his backup hard drives and emergency communications equipment from EMPs. There's prepared, and there's prepared. I'd say this guy is the latter.
     
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    Yeah, everyone knows that to grow a crop o' guns you have to plant gun seeds.

    I planted a bunch of these:
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    I wonder what will grow!
     
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    Different strokes for differnt folks.
     
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    If you're thinking of burying your gun clean it, heavily oil it, wrap it in an oiled cloth, then drop it in a vacuum sealed bag (just in case) THEN bury it. Once you dig it up you clean it again to remove the excess oil and ta-da you're ready to rock.

    May those Garands rest in peace.
     
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    Some obviously don't know how to do it successfully.
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    There was an article in Backwoods Home Magazine in the past year or so where someone did successfully bury a rifle and ammo for an extended period.

    http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/wood115.html
     
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