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Is there any definitive harm done to a collector rifle in longer storage ( 6 months or more ) by placing it muzzle down ?

This assumes it is secured in place adequately.

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Bill,

Some collectors store their gun muzzle down to keep oil from wicking into the stock. But of course it now wicks into the forearm and if you are wicking oil into the wood it means you over oiled the gun. It wouldn’t hurt the gun at all as long as the barrel is on something dry. If there is moisture in the stuff the gun is setting on, it will rust the muzzle.

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While we’re on the topic of long term storage. What do you guys use to protect the metal parts from rust? Oil? gun grease? silicone? wax? VCI product?

I am trying to determine the best method.

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Al,

The best you can do is control the humidity. Oiling is secondary. I would stay away from silicones. I know lots of guys here that use wax, I use G96 others use Old West Snake Oil. Just don’t over oil the gun and soak the wood.

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Bob,

Thanks. Is G96 a gun oil? I have been using Hoppes gun grease.

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Al,

It cleans, protects and lubricates.

http://www.g96.com/products/gun-treatment/

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Thanks Bob, I’ll give it a try.

Al

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