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jeff1304  [Team Member]
12/30/2011 12:09:23 AM
Well long story short my uncle is looking for a ak47 that he can keep in Alaska at his cabin but wants it as corrosive resistant as possible. I was thinking he might be better off with a ar15 due to all the stainless steel and aluminum used to make them. what are your guys ideas ?
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supplex  [Team Member]
12/30/2011 12:47:00 AM
Originally Posted By jeff1304:
Well long story short my uncle is looking for a ak47 that he can keep in Alaska at his cabin but wants it as corrosive resistant as possible. I was thinking he might be better off with a ar15 due to all the stainless steel and aluminum used to make them. what are your guys ideas ?


from classic arms


Emegbers  [Member]
12/30/2011 3:24:13 AM
My idea is that Alaskan winters have nothing on Russian winters. Clean the rifle and it won't corrode. I have never had any problem with any corrosive ammo in any weapon I own, ever.
full-mann  [Member]
12/30/2011 7:27:09 AM
I'm not fully sure, but I think the SAR series of rifles have chrome lined bores.
Swoosh101  [Team Member]
12/30/2011 7:52:42 AM
Originally Posted By supplex:
Originally Posted By jeff1304:
Well long story short my uncle is looking for a ak47 that he can keep in Alaska at his cabin but wants it as corrosive resistant as possible. I was thinking he might be better off with a ar15 due to all the stainless steel and aluminum used to make them. what are your guys ideas ?


from classic arms

http://classicarms.us/images/ROMAK-CHROME.jpg


Oh god my eyes.
POLYTHENEPAM  [Member]
12/30/2011 8:09:30 AM
It's not clear from your question whether he lives in his cabin year round. If he does, the solution is to properly maintain the rifle, as has been noted.
If he does not live there year round and intends to store the rifle there when he's gone, there are several techniques: For example, there's the old school solution of covering the rifle with a preservative like cosmoline inside and out. There are more modern procedures like VCI paper combined with storage in an air tight container with desiccant inside. There's the cheap method of removing the wood furniture and submerging the rifle in motor oil. If done properly, any of these will prevent corrosion of the metal for years.
gewamser  [Member]
12/30/2011 8:38:03 AM
Saiga's are about as "corrosion resistant" as you will find. These rifles are extremely popular in the Scandanavian Arctic as well as Siberia where they are used almost daily to hunt. They can take extreme abuse and still keep on "ticking"...Mini 14 stainless are also quite popular as "snowmobile" or seal hunting guns. Saw quite a few of those in Finland. Which reminds me of picking up a used Valmet...
sinlessorrow  [Team Member]
12/30/2011 10:09:27 AM
Originally Posted By POLYTHENEPAM:
It's not clear from your question whether he lives in his cabin year round. If he does, the solution is to properly maintain the rifle, as has been noted.
If he does not live there year round and intends to store the rifle there when he's gone, there are several techniques: For example, there's the old school solution of covering the rifle with a preservative like cosmoline inside and out. There are more modern procedures like VCI paper combined with storage in an air tight container with desiccant inside. There's the cheap method of removing the wood furniture and submerging the rifle in motor oil. If done properly, any of these will prevent corrosion of the metal for years.


If thats the case he needs to get a Z-CORR gun bag, that alone will keep it rust free for years
ISUSteve  [Member]
12/30/2011 11:22:23 AM
Originally Posted By POLYTHENEPAM:
... There's the cheap method of removing the wood furniture and submerging the rifle in motor oil. ....


Wow, great idea! That's sarcasm.
Corbic  [Member]
12/30/2011 12:03:09 PM
Originally Posted By jeff1304:
Well long story short my uncle is looking for a ak47 that he can keep in Alaska at his cabin but wants it as corrosive resistant as possible. I was thinking he might be better off with a ar15 due to all the stainless steel and aluminum used to make them. what are your guys ideas ?


No one is interested in the cost. While many don't mind spending $2,000 for a AR - $800 for an AK is gut wrenching.

Also AR prices have been falling because of competition and technology. AK prices are rising because of drying up supply and changes in importation law (barrel ban).

Here is something -

An NDS AK receiver is $85-120 depending on style. Its just a bent piece of stamped steel with holes.

A PSA AR lower is $70 and I just bought a SW M&P for $110. These come painted and require no rivet tools or barrel pressing.

jeff1304  [Team Member]
12/30/2011 12:18:48 PM
some background info he lives up there maybe 6 months of the year sometimes a little more or a little less.but he doesn't want to cosmoline and decosmoline the rifle every 6 months.he wants to spend like $500-$900
Corbic  [Member]
12/30/2011 12:37:39 PM
Clean after use - a light coat of oil - put it in a sealed bag.

http://gunsafehaven.com/zcorr-vacuum-seal-rust-prevention-bag/



http://www.zcorrproducts.com/
POLYTHENEPAM  [Member]
12/30/2011 3:10:37 PM
Originally Posted By ISUSteve:
Originally Posted By POLYTHENEPAM:
... There's the cheap method of removing the wood furniture and submerging the rifle in motor oil. ....


Wow, great idea! That's sarcasm.


Clearly you've never tried it. And even more clearly you've never experienced the joy of cleaning cosmoline off of a rifle that's been well and truly covered in it.
Had you done either even once, you would not have made such an ignorant comment.
MOTO69JOE  [Member]
12/30/2011 7:02:30 PM
Have it refinished in a marine grade weapon coating.
Surly  [Member]
12/31/2011 8:56:11 AM
Buy a parkerized AK and paint over it with Alumahyde II, per the instructions, and you'll be good to go. I have a few truck guns like this and I have no corrosion problems.
Swoosh101  [Team Member]
12/31/2011 8:57:46 AM
Originally Posted By POLYTHENEPAM:
Originally Posted By ISUSteve:
Originally Posted By POLYTHENEPAM:
... There's the cheap method of removing the wood furniture and submerging the rifle in motor oil. ....


Wow, great idea! That's sarcasm.


Clearly you've never tried it. And even more clearly you've never experienced the joy of cleaning cosmoline off of a rifle that's been well and truly covered in it.
Had you done either even once, you would not have made such an ignorant comment.


heat gun for the mother lovin win.
pjomalley  [Team Member]
12/31/2011 9:14:01 AM
a light coat of corrosion- x spray
mks99  [Team Member]
12/31/2011 9:42:56 AM


This. These and the other long storage bags are ~$15. I've cleaned and put guns up in them for long term storage for years. Midway also carries the Z-Corr bags.
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