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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by bokbok_05, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. bokbok_05

    bokbok_05

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    I need to store my FAs for a long period of time (probably a year), what can you guys recommend? I am thinking of detail stripping and soaking it with gun oil and put it in an airtight plastic bag (yung resealable) and put it in a utility box and toss some silica gel. What do you guys think? Am I doing the right thing? Inputs please. Thanks :) .
     
  2. bikethief

    bikethief itchy trigger

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    I will gladly babysit your firearms while you are away. I will even go out of my way and bring them to the range once a week so they can exercise!;f

    Seriously, the oil and ziploc bag sounds like a good idea. Tapos silica in your gunsafe.
     

  3. bokbok_05

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    How thoughtful of you but......not interested;f ;f . Thanks bikethief.:)
     
  4. Mang Danny

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    Thank you Mang Danny. Meron bang avail na Cosmoline dito sa Pinas?
     
  6. isuzu

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    Try Break Free. And keep your storage area well-ventilated.:)
     
  7. Pepe G Boy

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    My friend suggested to me that you wrap your FA in a towel/cloth thats soaked with oil, then put in a zip-lock bag.
     
  8. toxic

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    i store mine almost the same way ....i dont strip it down just in case my folks and my wife needs it, they can easily take it out from the ziplock plastic bag oily and all...minimum 6 months , the most a year..no sign of corrosion anywhere..even my dad-inlaw's wheel gun is stored the same way, he leaves it there for 2 years (in a row) still looks shiny and new.
     
  9. bokbok_05

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    Thanks Pepe, toxix & isuzu. Detail stripped it today and put it in a self-seal bag. Magkakasama mga small parts, hiwalay ng plastic ang frame and slide. Naubusan ako ng gun oil kaya semi-synthetic oil ang ginamit ko. Ok lang kaya ang motor oil sa blueing? TIA.:)
     
  10. charlie-xray

    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    I kept it in my plastic box with breathing holes in it with lots of silica gel (in prime condition) meaning in dry state then wrapped my FA in thick towels without putting any oil but just a little to the moving parts and that's it. It's stowed for almost a year as well.
     
  11. isuzu

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    There's a danger in wrapping it with towel/cloth even if soaked with oil. The Philippines is a very humid place, and oil may dry up over time. Chances are is that the towel/cloth will stick to the gun, and could pit the gun. Zip Lock and oil would be a better idea.
     
  12. isuzu

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    Motor oil won't strip the blueing. Be sure to take out the wooden or rubber grips if your gun has them. You might want to tape both plastic packs together so that there won't be a chance to misplace any of the packages.:)
     
  13. bokbok_05

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    thanks again isuzu. actually nasa isang big utility box silang lahat, huwag lang mawala yung buong box hehehe;f .
     
  14. krinkov

    krinkov Shutter Maniac

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    best of all, remember to wipe all your guns clean as finger prints are corrosive by nature. then you put lube.
     
  15. LexaDoig

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    Wouldn't oil dissolve the ziplock bags and leak out?
     
  16. isuzu

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    no problem, Bokbok!;)