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Old 06-27-2011, 11:41 PM   #1
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My buddy has a glass fronted gun cabinet that holds around six long guns horizontally. It's also got a base with three or four doors. I'd guess it stands about six feet tall.

I've been looking in thrift shops and used furniture stores, but just can't find one. I've looked online, but many of them are either custom or just plain overpriced.

I don't want a wall rack, I don't want them getting all dusty. That's why I'd like a cabinet. I'd like to be able to look at them without a lot of hassle.

What's the deal? Are they just unpopular or are people just paranoid and only use gun safes anymore?

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I never did like the idea of all my guns on display....

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I understand the need for security, but I want to have the cabinet in my cave. Nobody goes in there unless they're invited.

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Long story short..........I had a really nice display case once. Then I had a gun stolen. The display case got sold and now I keep just a couple of things and a bunch of ammo behind a fake wall. Nothing out in the open, not even a speedloader. Basicly I don't have a lot except SHTF stuff and a couple of magnums and everything gets worn and used. Sold all the closet queens.

That's just me.

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I've been thinking about the same thing CA. At the property my GF's parents have just bought is an 8x8 metre secure shed that is about to be turned into the gun/reloading room and home-butchery, and a display cabinet would look a lot nicer than a safe IMO.

Believe it or not, we can use a display cabinet for firearm storage down here, so long as it meets the following requirements...

  • Permanantly fixed to the walls and floor if cabinet weighs less than 150 kgs
  • Minimum of 3mm thick steel plate or 6mm hardwood sides
  • Minimum of 6.8mm thick laminated glass front
  • Separate, lockable ammo recepticle
  • Internal hinges, locks etc.
  • 3 or more locking points

Only problem is, no one down here makes a cabinet that meets these specs!

Could make for a good summer project through
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My buddy has a glass fronted gun cabinet that holds around six long guns horizontally. It's also got a base with three or four doors. I'd guess it stands about six feet tall.

I've been looking in thrift shops and used furniture stores, but just can't find one. I've looked online, but many of them are either custom or just plain overpriced.

I don't want a wall rack, I don't want them getting all dusty. That's why I'd like a cabinet. I'd like to be able to look at them without a lot of hassle.

What's the deal? Are they just unpopular or are people just paranoid and only use gun safes anymore?

Hey, have you checked Bass Pro and Cabelas?! I got mine last christmas for $99 from bass pro, and I love it. It is by no means anything spectacular, but it has a lock. I also keep it in a area of the house only traveled by moi. I'll post a picture here shortly

AuLach- Could you buy one that meets all but one of the requirement, and adjust it to meet standard? For example, IF it only has one lock, you can incorporate 2 more "locking points". Just a thought.
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Ammo & Hunting Gear, Camping & Outdoor Equipment, Military Surplus & Clothing at Sportsman's Guide iv seen some cabinets and wall racks here recently fairly decent prices also.
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I understand the need for security, but I want to have the cabinet in my cave. Nobody goes in there unless they're invited.
I'm putting a new safe in my new gun room this week, and a 10-gun, glass-front cabinet will be displaced. Two shelves inside, and two locking doors for storage underneath. Not an heirloom, but sturdy. Has a few dings, but no gouges, or missing chunks. If you want to ship it from Indiana out there, you can have it.
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I apologize for the crappy pics, they were taken with my cell phone. Our camera is currently being used by my step-dad at MDA camp.

This first pic kind of shows the gun case. You can see it's really basic and if you look at the background you can see that it's underneath our stairs in the basement. It's also not very wide (which is why It's so hard to get a good pic), so it's not a place that would be sought out by criminals.
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This just shows the separate bottom compartment it has for ammo, cleaning supplies, etc.
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Thanks for the feedback Gents.

Jay, do you have to get it gone right away?

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