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So, Say You've Got A Safe Queen...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tophernj, Apr 25, 2013.

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  1. wally

    wally Member

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    Break-free CLP has never let me down and I've guns in the safe I haven't shot in 30+ years.
     
  2. 5-SHOTS

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    For long term storage I slightly prefer Ballistol over WD40; I cover all the internal and external of my blued guns with Ballistol and I put them in little transparent plastic shoppers, just like many guns are shipped to gun shops. That works well for me. However I check all my guns at least once a month.
     
  3. OilyPablo

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    In Europe does Ballistol have a different formula for storage? I would never in a million years trust my guns to Ballistol for storage. It's probably good that you check them once a month and keep them wet with it.

    Ballistol doesn't do very well in rust testing and when it dries, it's pretty nasty. Gels, then hardens. But is cleanable.
     
  4. 5-SHOTS

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    I use the classic (since 1904) Ballistol (it smells like grass) and what I like is that it gels and hardens. But if I touch it, it suddenly becomes liquid again. I also use it when I want a gun ready to go at the range after months, because it keeps all the internals lubed for long time. I didn't use my Weihrauch revolver for 4 or 5 monts and when I finally took it at the range it was still wet and lubed; I was checking it with regularity but not re-lubing it after inspections. I think however that the plastic bags I use are 50% of the result. This is my experience, others may vary. Using the WD-40 I had a similar experience, I only think the Ballistol works a nail better.
     
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  5. tercel89

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    RIG

    I use RIG for preserving my best guns.
     
  6. Collects

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    Eezox, followed by Renaissance Wax.

    First, unload the revolver and remove the stocks. Next, liberally spray Eezox into every opening - up the gripframe, into the area around the hammer and the trigger (both hammer up and hammer down). The Eezox should run out of various openings, and most likely you will see brown "gunk" coming out of the revolver. I then wait for the Eezox to dry, and carefully wipe down the revolver. Eezox, when wet, is a solvent. Eezox, when dry, is a pretty good lubricant as well as rust preventative, so there is no need to apply any grease or oil. I like to finish the cleaning with one to three coats of Renaissance Wax.

    While the stocks are off, consider washing them in warm water using Murphy's Oil Soap, let dry, then saturate with Pledge Furniture Revitalizing Oil (or other good wood care product), wipe down, let dry, then apply one to three coats of Renaissance Wax (wipe on a small amount, let dry, then wipe or polish off) and finally reinstall the stocks. Make sure to use the right size hollow ground screwdriver for stock removal/installation.

    This cleaning regime will clean and protect the revolver from rust, and will frequenlty make a heavy/stiff trigger operate the way a Colt trigger is supposed to operate, or a stiffly rotating cylinder rotate freely, or a tight crane made to operate properly. If something is wrong mechanically with the revolver, of course a cleaning and lubrication regime will not fix the problem.
     
  7. Fishslayer

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    I'm also a fan of CorrosionX. It's kept my fishing reels from rusting in a saltwater environment for years. When I take one apart that's been sitting a long time the stuff is still where it should be and hasn't turned into a gummy mess.

    Also a "No" here to gun rugs and foam cases for storage. I like the silicone socks though, mostly to prevent handling damage going into & out of the safe.

    The owner of my LGS has been into guns a looooong time & he swears by WD-40. I would agree with the other poster that there are better products. :shrug:
     
  8. Stevie-Ray

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    CLP and RIG.
     
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