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    Storing SAAs

    Seen some discussions here and there, but wondering whats the best way to store a SAA long term? Perhaps also, whats the best way NOT to store them long term.

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    In my safe which has a dehumidifier and lots of friends to keep it company!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartleylaw View Post
    In my safe which has a dehumidifier and lots of friends to keep it company!
    I do the same. I keep mine out of their original boxes too.
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    In a climate controlled area Renn waxed or oil wiped down and recommend checking on them on a regularly scheduled basis...
    If In a non-climate controlled (garage safe or somewhere temp and humidity varies with outside weather) then that’s much more risky to me. I’d say not such thing as safe long term Unless your going with grease coating with something that maybe others recommend. It’s a big investment for a “set and forget “ so climate controlled is best.
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    Yes sir. What he said for sure ^^^^^^^
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    For a few months, or a few years , there isn't anything much better, or safer on antique CC or blueing , than RIG grease...
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    I like a good wipe down with Eezox before putting the guns away. That preservative is the best I have encountered for staying on the gun during storage even when they are in cloth-lined cases.
    If you are forced to store the guns in an area that is not humidity controlled, I suggest coating them with a good gun preservative; wrap and seal them in a plastic that is a good barrier to moisture. Never store them in cloth-lined or foam-lined gun cases in these non-humidity controlled areas. The cloth or foam will eventually migrate away from the gun and moist air will begin to cause rust formation on the metal.
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    .. and something that I’ve seen happen with my guns and the little foam lined “nano safes” which I would sometimes use in the vehicle. After they’ve been out in the truck through cold and hot weather, moisture collects in the foam cells. I brought one in the house and forgot about the glock inside (such an easy thing to do with a glock, right). Sometime later (week(s) ,the moisture was releasing from the foam and collecting on the slide when I opened it. Not long enough to cause oxidation on that finish, but a standard blued gun would be bad. I think is what happens with a gun stored in cotton or foam if there is no grease/oil barrier between metal and those materials.
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    I keep a goldenrod in the safe, and wipe the guns down before putting them in a rack. I know other folks that leave them in a sleeve and have never had a problem.

    Haven't had any problems, but can't help but wander what the correct humidity level is for some of these old guns!
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    Ren Wax & Bore Stores
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