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Old September 1st, 2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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Cool underground gun storage?

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PVC, firearm greased, below frost level-constant 55 degrees

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Old September 1st, 2007, 06:22 PM   #2
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Sonar buoy tubes are the ticket if you can locate them.

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Old September 2nd, 2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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Won't you miss looking at it down there. Would you put some ammo with her to keep her company. How about some MRE's and a bottle in case things are really bad when you have to get it ?

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 04:44 AM   #4
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Large diameter PVC tube with screw-on caps. Then put rifle in smaller diameter PVC with screw-on end caps. Insert small one in large one. Bury vertically. Then you only have to dig out the cap on the large diameter tube and unscrew the cap. Slide out the smaller one.

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 10:26 AM   #5
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Would it be a good idea to throw in a few bags of desiccant when you seal it up or would that have a detrimental effect on the gun parts?

Another thought. If you have access to Nitrogen, you could purge out the air. This would help get rid of oxidation possibilities. I have no idea how this would hold up in PVC though.


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Old September 3rd, 2007, 01:12 PM   #6
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Cool Pvc

I was thinking of the PVC.
One in another seems like it would help.
thinking of using hair dryer to dry out before sealing cap on.
below frost line? wonder if that matters.
if below frost line, stable temperature, no condensation?
have a remote cabin, and I always like a ACE in my back pocket! or buried out back.

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Old September 4th, 2007, 07:52 AM   #7
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I was thinking of the PVC.
One in another seems like it would help.
thinking of using hair dryer to dry out before sealing cap on.
below frost line? wonder if that matters.
if below frost line, stable temperature, no condensation?
have a remote cabin, and I always like a ACE in my back pocket! or buried out back.

Using a hair-dryer would create a vacum when the air cools.Good idea.

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Old September 4th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #8
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An old Friend of Mine packed His rifle in cosmoline in a small drum, caked it in heavy grease, sealed it in a larger drum. Then buried them both.

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Old September 5th, 2007, 09:38 AM   #9
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I did an experiment on this a while back where I buried some ungalvanized nails that had received various anti-rust treatments. I buried them in two small PVC pipes with caps glued on the ends. One pipe was dry, and the other I intentionally added a cup or so of water to simulate a failed seal. They were underground for two years in a mild-climate area of California; no snow or deep frost whatsoever.

I used various "treatments" that I had on hand--a few different types of grease, WD40, motor oil, gun oil. Naturally I left some nails untreated as controls. The containers were sealed and buried in summer, when natural humidity is low around here, but I live in an area that gets lots of rain in winter.

Basic conclusions:

1) Anything is better than nothing, and grease is reliable.

2) "Nothing" is not even so bad unless the part is sitting in standing water.

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Old September 11th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #11
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This may sound a little crazy but you can also use a Foodvac food sealer to seal the weapon in first and then put it into enclosed PVC pipe.The food sealer pull all the air away from the weapon and seals it in heavy duty material.I seal all kinds of things for storage this way.

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Using a hair-dryer would create a vacum when the air cools.Good idea.

Unless said vacuum sucked moisture in through a small leak over time... Seems pressurized with nitrogen would be good.

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