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Same for me, used rig for years to prevent rust in use and in storage


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VPI paper (vapor phase inhibiting, IIRC) as sold by Brownell's, is very good stuff. I have only used it for protecting the bores of m/l rifle barrels, but it has worked perfectly for me for going on 30 years. I have several .40 to .50 caliber m/l barrels, in the white, in my shop. I recently found one that I thought I had sold 15 years ago. It is a custom rifled round ball match barrel with a false muzzle. I was shocked when I "uncovered" it, and immediately checked it's condition. When I pulled out the rolled up VPI paper and looked through the unbreeched bore it was perfect. That barrel was untouched, in a terribly humid environment with no HVAC, for all those years and had absolutely no rust. It had been simply wiped down, inside and out, with RIG, then had a fresh piece of VPI paper rolled up and inserted the full length of the bore.

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+1 for wax - Ren wax being as good a choice as I know. Try it.

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I have no clue how vinegar will effect stock finishes, but I know it will eliminate the mold.

Vinegar will remove bluing, so be careful.

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How about a VCI gun sock. This is not a silicone sock. They are sold by several companies. Run about $12.00. They are made specifically for long term storage of firearms in humid or damp environments. I have been using them for years and have not seen a speck of rust on any of my guns since.

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I've used plastic bags and dry nitrogen to store machined parts for long term. Standard cosmoline or similar coating, craft paper, and a nitrogen purge of the bag.

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Golden Rods and Rig have served me well for over 30 years. Humidity here in Alabama is among the worst!!

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Just plain old heat and air conditioning have always worked for me in south GA. My safe is in a closet with an hvac vent close by. No shortage of humidity here...Geo

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How could you have a gun safe in a non-HVAC area?

It's stuns me that people will have a couch, a table, and a TV stand - all made in China and worthless - in the middle of their living room but will keep a gun safe outside.

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You stun too easily. I was given an antique Mosler double door safe that I converted to a large gun safe. It weighs 5200#, is roughly 7 ft. tall, 3 1/2 ft. wide and 3 ft. deep (front to back). It sits on four iron wheels. I live in an old farmhouse built in 1875. No concrete slab floors here. I wouldn't want a 5200# safe sitting, on four little iron wheels, on my wood floors even if I could get it through the doors, which I can't. THAT is one reason someone would.

BTW, never had a problem with it or the guns inside it in many years.

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