I was wondering if I could get some input regarding the safe and long term storage and protection of my slow but surely increasing collection of mostly Winchester firearms. I am not referring so much as to the gun safe itself but how they are stored in the safe. I live in Phoenix where it is, as I am sure most everybody knows, a 100 to 110 degrees for four or five months of the year and a very dry heat. I am running a humidifier for some acoustic guitars that are in the same area my gun safe is in. Will this have any positive or negative affect on my Winchesters. Should I keep a light smear of oil or other recommended form of lubricant or product on these rifles (and checking them regularly of course). Is putting the rifles in guns socks a good idea? (I would think not). Any input would be gratefully accepted for my specific case here in a very hot and dry climate.
May 2, 2009
The problem is the same as your guitars, your wood will dry out and shrink. You want to keep about 50% humidity. Wipe down the metal with a light oil and you should be good.
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January 26, 2011
FYI, If I remember right, the "Winchester" formula is just for the wood, as it has a bit of reddish color to it. If you want to apply to both metal and wood I think you would use the original version. I’ve never tried the Winchester type, because its just too convenient to rub the entire gun down with the original product. I love the product.
January 21, 2009
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