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by quickdraw
quickdraw
Does anyone store their guns muzzles down per recommendations to avoid oil seeping into the stock and action? Most gun racks aren’t made that way, and you rarely see pictures of such storage.

I would really appreciate photos of those sorts of racks as well as any pictures of gun rooms.

Kindest regards,
QD
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by keith
keith
Gun oil cannot seep into stock wood if you don't apply it so heavily that gravity causes the excess to run downhill. But we will be having this debate about orientation in the rack or safe forever, because people will continue to use too much.
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by eightbore
eightbore
Collectors of vintage guns don't worry much about oil migration and wood damage. Their guns are mostly dry when they add them to their collections and only get superficial and light mechanical lubrication from then on. My guns have been stored mostly muzzle up since the early sixties and show no oil damage. Bore cleaning should end with a light wipe to remove excess oil or solvent.
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by ClapperZapper
ClapperZapper
I gently lubricated a bolt action Remington 700 with a Kevlar stock and a sorbothane pad with CLP.
Which is a recommended lube for AR style rifles.

I stood it up in the rifle cabinet muzzle up and forgot it for a year or more. Worried about protecting the crown.

CLP migrated the full length of the stock, turned the Sorbothane pad to a sticky mess, and dissolve the open cell foam that was on the floor of the cabinet.

It was remarkable how far of that stuff migrated, and also frustrating what it did to that pad.
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by John E
John E
I have a friend that use to oil up a gun to the point it was dripping. I accused him of dipping them in a 55 gal drum.

I store most of my firearms muzzle up but to make room in the safe I set in a row muzzle up and another row muzzle down either just between or just in front. With 30 & 32" guns to the back and 26"-28" to the front, let's the heel of the stock cradle between the barrels of the rear gun. It doubles the capacity of the safe. Also instead of carpet (which I feel can hold moisture) I line the bottom of the safe with cork. 1/8" -3/16" flooring cork works excellent.
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by KY Jon
KY Jon
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This is an old image of my horizontal display cases. I have increased the lower shelf height by an inch, increased the width by two inches. On the second from the top, I added a LED strip which is inlet into the bottom of the shelf at a 45 degree angle to give the guns more light from above. You can not see the LED strip unless you are right under it. The green has been replaced by Baize in the same color in all but one case. There will be 12 when finished but right now there are only 10 finished and one almost completed. The wood is Honey Locust which has a bit of red colored grain on a honey background.The pegs are screws that are covered with vinyl tubing which can be moved around to get eh guns spaced out and barrels horizontal to the floor and each other. The Baize can be removed and used to restore gun cases if I decide to change color or go with a leather background that I am debating.
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