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Old 10-14-2013, 07:31 PM   #21
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Also think ahead. Get tons of silica in your safe if necessary. Every dehumidifier is overrated by its manufacturer. If it says good for 20 cubic feet of space it's more like 5. Before I came to realize it, I had a new shotgun barrel looking like measles in 6 months.
As far as I know, I will never be in the position of storing my firearms in a humid area that bad again. At my old house they stayed above ground as we did not even have a basement.
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UPDATE

I bought the solvent kit and all. I spent about an hour and a half cleaning it off. I am sure there are a few specks of rust here and there (and by few I mean barely visible). I sprayed oil on every possible part. The mosin bolt looks like it actually pitted and I was unable to save it so I am going to have to live with it (it already has some pitting from long ago). Thanks all for the help. Both guns are never allowed down stairs again

NOW here is my question: I put them in a closet on the main floor... The closet is warm but not humid (I know this sounds like a stupid question) Will they be fine in there? It was a pain in the arse to get the rust off so i never want to experience this again. The closet is just warm from the house.
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Did you clean inside the action and barrel?
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As long as it's not humid. Should be fine next to the wool sweaters
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Did you clean inside the action and barrel?
As I said in my first few posts, the insides were pre-lubed so no rust was coming near them. I did spray them down though and gave everything a liberal (sorry to use such a profane word) amount of Hoppes oil. The checkering on the top of the shotgun barrel was trickier. Overall I think I got it good! Thanks
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Closet is a good spot...

If at all possible, find one away from outside walls. Temp tends to be pretty consistent as long as you keep it dark...

Clothes are a good humidity absorber...
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Closet is a good spot...

If at all possible, find one away from outside walls. Temp tends to be pretty consistent as long as you keep it dark...

Clothes are a good humidity absorber...
Thank you. The closet I put them in is away from the outside wall and has clothes in it
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A clothes closet must be really arid. I have lost shoes to dry rot in a closet.
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A clothes closet must be really arid. I have lost shoes to dry rot in a closet.
All the more to store guns in them
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My Maverick 88 had this problem when I left it at my uncle's house. I actually used steel wool pad. be sure and use it dry, DO NOT put oil before you go for it. afterward give it a good covering but if you oil it then try to take it off it will ruin your finish.
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