Been sitting a while
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Firearms Forums > Training & Safety >

Been sitting a while


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2011, 04:21 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winston,OR
Posts: 229
Liked 41 Times on 20 Posts

Default Been sitting a while

I have recently (to my fathers delight) gotten big into guns and just bought my first one (Savage 110E .270) from auctionarms.com. My dad and I are going to try to catch the second elk season. His guns havent been shot in at least 10 years if not more. I'm getting a cleaning kit for my gun and was going to be nice and clean his up for him. Is there any concern about it having sat for so long? Also is there anything I should do when I clean it besides just running the rods through? Thanks

Last edited by rferguson61; 11-07-2011 at 04:30 AM.
rferguson61 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 11-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 18,167
Liked 10746 Times on 4649 Posts
Likes Given: 1755

Default

Depends. You told us what YOU got, did not tell us what your DAD has.

Simply having sat for a while is not a problem- rifles are patient. Your do want to check for lube that has dried out, gotten sticky, etc. Got an owner's manual for your rifle?
__________________
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 02:19 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winston,OR
Posts: 229
Liked 41 Times on 20 Posts

Default

The rifle he has its also a .270 but I don't know what brand. Same with his .22 no idea what brand. And he was a Wetherby 12 gauge. Where all should I look for lube?
rferguson61 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 03:10 PM   #4
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 18,167
Liked 10746 Times on 4649 Posts
Likes Given: 1755

Default

Bolt action, right? Would pull stock from action, check trigger group for dried grease, etc. Pull bolt, couple of drops of lubricant on the bolt, trigger group, not too much. There are dozens, nay hundreds of different products. CLP works, as does Rem-oil (any sporting goods store) Clean bore good, check screws for snug.
__________________
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 04:35 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Trez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 3-P
Posts: 3,890
Liked 927 Times on 590 Posts
Likes Given: 1037

Default

Do what C3 says and youll be fine....
Guns are patient, I think I was the first to shoot my Arisaka since it was "taken" from its previous owner in the Pacific..
__________________
Quote:
...... I suffer from a very rare genetic defect that causes me to be sympathetic toward the International cause. There is no cure.
Trez is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 05:07 PM   #6
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 7,298
Liked 2880 Times on 1581 Posts
Likes Given: 810

Default

Dont expect great accuracy immediately after re assembly. It will take some rounds to seat the action. Torque the screws to the proper inch pounds if you can get hold of an inch pound torque wrench or screw driver.
__________________
Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.
JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winston,OR
Posts: 229
Liked 41 Times on 20 Posts

Default

Awesome! Thanks guys.
rferguson61 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2011, 07:19 PM   #8
fmj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fmj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fort Wayne,IN
Posts: 3,456
Liked 754 Times on 438 Posts
Likes Given: 306

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by c3shooter View Post
Depends. You told us what YOU got, did not tell us what your DAD has.

Simply having sat for a while is not a problem- rifles are patient. Your do want to check for lube that has dried out, gotten sticky, etc. Got an owner's manual for your rifle?
Boy, mine must defective. If they havent been shot in a while, i hear them yammering and carrying on about how i ignore them and how its abusive to force them to sit so long in that dark safe!

__________________
"Those that would trade essential liberty for temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security." - Benjammin Franklin

The 1911: Turning useless trash into good fertilizer for over 100 years!!
fmj is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2011, 12:25 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BenLuby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Douglasville,Georgia
Posts: 2,181
Liked 78 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmj View Post
Boy, mine must defective. If they havent been shot in a while, i hear them yammering and carrying on about how i ignore them and how its abusive to force them to sit so long in that dark safe!

You keep yours locked in a SAFE???? Someone call DFCS (Department of Firearm Care and Servicing!!) Locked in a safe. Animal.
__________________
What part of 'shall not be infringed' confuses people?
BenLuby is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2011, 06:30 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,698
Liked 2611 Times on 1484 Posts
Likes Given: 2004

Default

Be sure the guns are unloaded, then I would check the

barrel and especially clean the chamber, and inspect

very carefully with a bore-sight

for dried lubricant.

What happened with me was I chambered a round on

some dried oil or grease which had turned gummy over a couple years,

and wound up with a world class jam. It took quite a bit of

light oil and coaxing to remove the stuck bullet.
therewolf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Three Labradors were sitting in a vets. Office opaww The Club House 1 07-14-2009 10:57 AM



Newest Threads