Originally Posted by Mack Bolan
well, my concern was whether or not to keep a gun safe in an area that doesn't get any heat or ac and does experience wide changes in temperature when the weather decides to do so.
I can certainly accommodate the need for dehumidifying, but it sounds like as long as that is addressed then the climate control isn't necessary as long as the guns are cleaned and oiled regularly, and the humidity and condensation in the safe are addressed appropriately (with a golden rod, or desiccant ) so there is no accumulation of moisture on anything inside.
You can safely store guns in an area without climate control. But you have to either smear the guns with a grease like cosmoline or clean the guns at least a couple times a year.
I left many of my guns in my brothers safe for well over 10 years in a climate controlled environment. They were never cleaned or oiled during this time. A Marlin 60 is the only gun that had any rust on it when I retrieved the guns. I hauled the Marlin 60 around in the trunk of my car. It was probably rusted before I put it away.