How often do you clean and oil the guns in your safe

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by FOUR4D4, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Well-Known Member

    I was wondering if anyone else has a regular schedule they follow on gun maintenance,On guns in the safe that don't get used as much.
    I try to tear them down and oil them a few times a year.Rig grease silicone treated socks,stops from scratches also. and a silac jel pack
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2015
  2. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    More than likely a good idea considering the humidity where you live.
    Here where I live, maybe once a year. Maybe.
    However, if I shoot one, it gets a good cleaning before I go to bed, no matter how late it is.
    So far, I've not had any issues.

  3. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    Havn't had any rust problems with firearms kept in my safe. They all get cleaned after each use. for guns like the shot guns that only get shot about once a year after cleaning I wipe them down good with gun oil. Make sure I clean them good before next use. On guns I shoot on a regular basis the cleaning after every use works good. I just broke out the Marlin 7X VH .223 after sitting for almost 2 years. It was clean as a whistle. I did do a regular cleaning before shooting it tho.
  4. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    No regular schedule, just cleaned after shooting then into the safe and always wiped down after handling with the same oil impregnated old t-shirt I have used since I was 17 years old. Never had problems and some have sat for 5-10 years between shooting.
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

    The firearms I use frequently get cleaned and wiped down on a weekly basis...

    The firearms kept in semi-long term storage get wiped completely dry of oils and put into ZCORR storage bags...

    I've been using these for over a I know they work...and this product has been US Military tested and approved...



    The U.S. Marine Corps solicited the development of a flexible packaging system that would replace their existing method of preservation packaging for anti-corrosion protection of refurbished M-16 Rifles. The new system needed to increase packaging speed and provide equivalent or superior corrosion inhibiting properties to the existing package (weapon wrapped inMIL-PRF-3420G paper and heat sealed inside a MIL-B-117, TY I, CL E, ST 1 barrier bag; MIL-PRF-131).

    To achieve this goal Heritage Packaging developed a new type of material, BluGuard-VCITM. It is a material that combines the VCI properties and barrier properties of two material into one. Using this new material, a new package was designed that exceeded all of the performance requirements of the military and was awarded the Flexible Packaging Association’s Gold Award for Technical Innovation.

    Heritage Packaging recognized that this technology could be easily transferred to the commercial marketplace and developed a set of more modular products to be branded as ZCORR Products.ZCORR Products utilize identical VCI and barrier packaging technology as tested by the military to provide the ultimate in corrosion protection.

    M16 Rifle Bag Testing

    The Marine Corps needed to compare Heritage Packaging’s new system to their existing system. Testing was conducted by USAMC LOGSA PSCC in Tobyhanna, PA during the spring & summer of 2003. Test samples were subjected to;

    • Cold Temperature (-40 F, 24 Hour Duration)
    • Temperature Shock (-40 F to 95 F)
    • 1 High Temperature Cycle (91 to 160 F, 24 Hour Duration)
    • Ten 24 Hour High Temperature / High Humidity Cycles (86 to 140 F, 95% RH)
    • Free Fall Drop Test (2 Flat Faces From 3 Feet)
    • Loose Cargo Vibration, Repetitive Shock (1 Hour Duration)
    • Handling Throughout Testing and Inspection

    Test Results

    The test center in Tobyhanna deemed, “Bag very durable & easy to use; No detectable rust/corrosion on any rifle; No condensation/dampness inside any bag; Bag remained unchanged by environments (not saturated, repelled condensation); Performed equal to or better than MIL-PRF-131 with MIL-PRF-3420 in preventing rust/corrosion of M16 rifles under varying environmental exposures.” Additionally; packaging productivity was increased from 3 rifles per hour to 4-6 rifles per minute.

  6. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Well-Known Member

    They look like fall out bags Shooter13
  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

    Could be... if that's what you need it for.

    But...they do the intended job of long ( and short ) term storage very well....
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015