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Humidity solutions

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  • 24-07-2021 10:49pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,135 ✭✭✭


    So, we all know that rust is the enemy of our firearms whether stainless steel or not .... and humidity right now is pretty high. I was just wondering what you do to try and combat dampness, humidity and rust.

    Me, I have some desecant sachets in my safes (came with some computer parts). I also have some of those rechargeable dehumidifier cassettes in the safes.

    Does anybody have what they believe to be better solutions?



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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 1,447 Mod ✭✭✭✭otmmyboy2


    Electronic dehumidifier on a timer, plus a well sealed & insulated safe placed where there is little temp deviation.

    Guns also stored outside cases, actions open for better circulation, with zero material touching anything metal.


    Also only cleaned guns go in, so no mud or anything else in there to carry moisture.

    That and a thin coat of CLP on all moving parts seems to do the trick, especially for the more modern guns.

    Older ones with a bit less capable coatings get a thorough clean ~once every 2 months, which does for them fine too.

    Never forget, the end goal is zero firearms of any type.

    S.I. No. 187/1972 - Firearms (Temporary Custody) Order - Firearms seized

    S.I. No. 21/2008 - Firearms (Restricted Firearms and Ammunition) Order 2008 - Firearm types restricted

    Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 - Firearms banned & grandfathered

    S.I. No. 420/2019 - Magazine ban, ammo storage & transport restricted

    Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 - 2023 Firearm Ban (retroactive to 8 years prior)



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,618 ✭✭✭Feisar


    A run down with a Rangoon* oily rag and a load of those silica yokes in the safe.


    • Apparently magic oil.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,956 ✭✭✭✭Grizzly 45


    Rather expensive stuff made by Westly Richards these days 125 ml @£9.50 Stg plus import duty and VAT over her

    "If you want to keep someone away from your house, Just fire the shotgun through the door."

    Vice President [and former lawyer] Joe Biden Field& Stream Magazine interview Feb 2013 "



  • Registered Users Posts: 558 ✭✭✭JP22


    Use anything thats available to hand which attracts and is able to absorb moisture, desecant sachets, pampers nappy’s, don’t laugh, they have a gel in them, whatever you use, be sure to change/renew a few times and year.

    End of day, nothing beats regurlar inspection, cleaning and a good coat of oil though.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,956 ✭✭✭✭Grizzly 45


    bTW on dessicant packets.Stick them in the oven on a low heat for an hour or so once every 12 months.They will dry out and are reuseable.

    "If you want to keep someone away from your house, Just fire the shotgun through the door."

    Vice President [and former lawyer] Joe Biden Field& Stream Magazine interview Feb 2013 "



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