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Burying firearms

Discussion in 'Survival' started by Tom396, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Nice to see other people actually thinking logically. No flower garden stuff for me.

    And diesel, I feel the same way. But I also don't have a problem with having eggs in different baskets either ;)
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  2. Djcala

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    Perhaps best line on,subject ive heard yet.
  3. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    I've thought about tucking a couple Mosins, or old single shot 12's, or poly guns away for historic preservation. You know, so the museums have something to display

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  4. nitesite

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    If burying, first thing is to apply a good slathering of Birchwood Casey RIG Universal Grease.

    Then package and containerize.
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  5. John A.

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    Brownells sells a product called rust veto.

    It's basically cosmoline in a paint can.

    It's good stuff mister.
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  6. Tom396

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    I'm assuming the firearm needs to be disassembled in order to get the stuff into internal spaces? Take care. Tom Worthington
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  7. John A.

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    Not really. It's thick enough to cover firing pin holes and such.

    Just think back to those cosmo-goop SKS's that were everywhere in the 90's. It covers the metal and provides a layer of grease where small amounts of water and humidity and such won't contact the metal and doesn't rust it. Grease is thicker than water and the two don't mix.

    You couldn't do anything too extreme like tie a rope around a gun and throw it in the lake for 2 years, but when stored properly, cosmoline continue to work for decades.
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  8. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    It still seeps out of the old Mosins, on a hot summer day

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  9. CaddmannQ

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    Properly cleaned glass containers sealed with 100% GE Silicone-1 should stay water tight when exposed to sun & weather for 100 years. (That's the guarantee GE gave on the BioSphere habitat.) BUT continuously subermerged in water, the seal will degrade in 20 years and Likely will fail in 50.

    Sealed, wrapped in 10mil poly, and burried in common soil, I would expect a life of 200 years to 500 years, since it would be protected from (most importantly UV) light, moisture, and temp swings.
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  10. Djcala

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  11. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    Those that are prepared and have common sense will survive. Those that wait until chaos arrives, not so much.
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