Handgun storage

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by hms365, Nov 29, 2005.

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  1. hms365

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    I am going to build a more efficient way of storing handguns in my safe and part of it includes a rod inserted 1-2" into the barrel to stabilize the gun in the rack.

    I initially planned on using wooden dowels since the rest of the rack is wood, but then started wondering if there any way the dowels would harm the barrels?

    The rack will be inside a safe with a dehumidifier rod. The guns would be cleaned before being put on the rack, and the rod could be wiped each time.

    Anybody see anything unusual happening between the wooden dowel and the barrel?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cueball

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    Just stay away from pine dowels (don't want pine tar as an additive) :)... Go with oak dowels and seal them with tung oil and a light coat of wax and you should have no problems.
     
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    I use a similar setup in two gun safes and have had no problems at all. I used a piece of 1x4 with the dowels inserted at the angle needed for each gun. Once you get two guns on the rack, it will support itself against the back of the safe, so no mounting is required. They have worked great for me and save a lot of space.
     
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    The only thing I think about is: do I want something going inside my bore that will press against the side of the bore (even softly like a wood dowel) in the exact same place always? Every time you take that gun on and off, the dowel is probably going to touch the inside of your barrel in the same place every time, not including the spot where it will come to a rest every time it is put back. Soft wood vs forged steel is no match, but I'd find a way for the dowel to rest under the barrel, not inside it. Maybe I'm too anal about my bore, but I'd figure out another way.
     
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    Thanks for your thoughts - I figured somebody else had done this already!
     
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    I saw one guy who used brass rods for something similar. That could possibly be better, since the brass won't absorb moisture.
     
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