Originally Posted by molonlabexx
All the more to store guns in them
I have been away from this forum for a while, and I cannot believe this thread. For one thing, "dry rot" is caused by fungi living in MOIST environments! Where it is, so is moisture!
For another, nothing beats plain old synthetic motor oil (like Mobil 1) for clinging to and protecting steel; that's why it was invented. Simply dip, then wring out a rag using Mobil 1, then rub it all over the steel surfaces. Before anyone says differently, a rag containing motor oil will not catch fire, because the oil does not oxidize and create heat. If still antsy, leave the rag spread out somewhere.
I have metal items (some firearms) stored in a very humid basement, which were coated with motor oil (from a rag). NOT ONE has ever had any rust.