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Posted: 11/2/2004 12:55:49 PM EDT
I am planning to sail around the world in a few months, and as much as I would love to bring my AR, I fear that some jackass customs agent somewhere will confiscate it. So I am downgrading to a stainless (for the saltwater environment) Mini-14 and leaving the AR at home.
Question: what's the best way to prep an AR for long term storage (3-4 years)?

-J
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 1:06:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DOHC_Holiday:
I am planning to sail around the world in a few months, and as much as I would love to bring my AR, I fear that some jackass customs agent somewhere will confiscate it. So I am downgrading to a stainless (for the saltwater environment) Mini-14 and leaving the AR at home.
Question: what's the best way to prep an AR for long term storage (3-4 years)?

-J



Don't know about your question but from what I know you need SOMETHING with you on the high seas. Thar be pirates arrrrrr.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 1:12:34 PM EDT
Get a Marine Magnum 870.

Shotguns are more "politically correct" and are often found for line throwing onboard. Just make sure it is unloaded and stowed when you go into port.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 1:38:00 PM EDT
I stored mine for 12 years after just cleaning it and giving it a light coat of CLP. It was just fine, no rust or anything. just don't store it in a hot, humid attic or garage.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 1:47:35 PM EDT
You could always leave it with a close friend who will <cough..use...cough> store it for you

Might actually lovingly wipe it down with some clp a couple of times a year.

Doc
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:46:38 PM EDT
"Blue bags" which have a vapor that discourages corrosion. I forget who makes these.

Take the rifle apart, detail clean it.

Get some LPS3 protectant spray. This stuff sprays on like an oil, but the carrier evaporates leaving a greasy film, sorta like cosmoline. Spray everything, all the nooks and crannies, bore, etc.

Put all int eh blue bags. Store.
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