Nice case but worried about corrosion

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by 2ndAmendmentFreedom, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    Hello friends,
    Being in love with my new 1911 I didn't think the original Colt box did it justice and it was not rugged enough in my opinion. Anyway I bought a Pelican 1450 with the standard Pick and Pluck foam which was a fun process. I'm only worried about one thing; I've read that the stock foam would absorb the gun's oil and would also trap moisture leading to corrosion. Right now I'm not worried because the air is extremely dry in my house with the heater on often, but that won't always be the case. Let me know your thoughts and if you think that the simple remedy of putting those little moisture absorption bags would be sufficient.

    PS: I did a field strip and all the parts that were accessible were treated 3 times with FrogLube.

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  2. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    Get some small packs of dessicant and put in Pelican case you have with your firearm if your worried about it. The Pelican cases, I believe, are supposed to be air tight.
     

  3. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    Yep they're airtight but what matters is the environment you open the case in. It leaves home with dry air, gets opened in an area with some humidity and then some of it gets trapped in the case.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Here in the state of Flora-bama, the humidity is high at times.

    I would not store any firearm in any foam.
     
  5. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    If the case is left open and the gun remains in the case, will it be more prone to corroding than if I left it on my desk in the same room?
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Would you lay the firearm on a wet wash cloth? Same principle.
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Foam is NOT intended for long term storage.

    Get you a 1911 BoreStore;

    Bore-Stores Handgun Case, breathable fabric, silicone impregenated, with thick pile interior. Whisks away moisture, inhibits rust, protects against dings and scratches.


    Large Frame Auto P-3