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Old 06-24-2011, 01:59 AM   #1
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I have my ar15 on a wall mount behind my clothes in my closet. My closet is in our master bath. I've had a pistol (brand new!) get rust and pitted after I oiled it and wrapped it in a silicon cloth and putting it in it's original plastic box. My other pistol has been in the nightstand drawer for many years and is clean as a whistle because it is in a controlled environment. Nevertheless I learned my lesson and now I'm worried that the humidity of the bathroom will affect my AR. It's been a couple of months now and no sign of rust/pitting but can this location be harmful??



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Old 06-24-2011, 02:14 AM   #2
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Well of course your location can cause rust but the AR is pretty resistant to moisture (a lot was learned from the steamy jungles in Vietnam). I'd say keep it lubed well and check it once a week. I'm assuming you do have a chrome lined barrel/chamber.

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this is going to sound stupid, but I don't know what is lining the barrel. It's a bushmaster....Thats about all I know. thank's for your reply.

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Thanks, Prodago... there are many vets and active duty military who are members here but of course you don't have to be to join in.

I suspect your Bushmaster has a chrome lined barrel, which model is it? You're probably ok but turn on the fart fan when you steam up the place! I.E. shower... You want good ventilation to keep the moisture down.

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