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Preparing my commemorative for storage

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sta500rdr, Jan 8, 2010.

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  1. sta500rdr

    sta500rdr Member

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    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!
     
  2. actionflies

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    Why have a nice gun and let someone enjoy it instead of you. Sad....
     
  3. CoRoMo

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    One word... cosmoline.:)


    Actually, you wouldn't have to get that drastic about it. RIG it up, sock it up, and forget about it.
     
  4. sta500rdr

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    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.
     
  5. actionflies

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    In that case, just coat the barrel in gun oil and check it regularly.
     
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