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Posted: 11/13/2002 9:46:24 AM EDT
I have been looking at a new safe and was wondering whats the best way to store your carbines ? Do you stand them up with the stock extended ? or did you build a seperate section so they could fit in stock closed. I would like to have them right up front for easy access but in some interior configurations, thats hard or impossible to do. Any input would be great. Thanks, Spectre
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 9:51:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 9:55:02 AM EDT
In order to have my carbine up front, I put a wooden dowel in the barrel that rests in the safe's slots. Takes no time to remove and you don't have to modify anything if you decide you want longer arms up front for whatever reason. Just an idea.
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 10:17:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 10:25:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/13/2002 10:31:48 AM EDT by deadeye47]
I don't own any guns...[rolleyes] but if I did I'd have alot of them in a too small(20 gun) safe and the taller ones go in the back. The scoped ones sit on their butts and the unscoped ones get stood on their muzzles in between the others. Carbines in the front just propped in against the others. Handguns crammed into the top shelf. It's always..errr it would be a pain to get to what ever you wanted but they all fit and are..errr would be secure and fire proofed...[:D] edited to add...buy the biggest safe you can afford....even if you can't afford it...you'll be glad you did...later. I will if I ever get any guns..
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 10:30:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By WWoodworth: In order to have my carbine up front, I put a wooden dowel in the barrel that rests in the safe's slots. Takes no time to remove and you don't have to modify anything if you decide you want longer arms up front for whatever reason. Just an idea.
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Probably best to have the butt-end resting on the floor for stability's sake. I'd do something like Woodworth does or you could fabricate a small set of slots and attach them lower in the safe.
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 1:20:52 PM EDT
This is a gun site?
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 1:33:29 PM EDT
i only have one in my safe and it's pointed out with one end of a string tied to the trigger and the end tied to the door.[bd] ian
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 3:41:51 PM EDT
Guns?
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 3:48:10 PM EDT
[img]http://gunbuyer.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?s=13860785&a=ga&ul=2156093251[/img] [img]http://gunbuyer.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?s=13860785&a=ga&ul=9546045251[/img] [img]http://gunbuyer.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?s=13860785&a=ga&ul=4646045251[/img] [img]http://gunbuyer.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?s=13860785&a=ga&ul=1846045251[/img]
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 4:05:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2002 6:14:37 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=1330[/img] [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=1331[/img] [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=1332[/img]
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 4:28:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights: quote] Damn, How do you pay the pizza kid with all your $1 bills locked in the safe [:d]
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 4:52:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 5:11:20 PM EDT
Wow! I like that little wooden thingie for holding the pistols. I need one of those.
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 8:15:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LesBaer45: Wow! I like that little wooden thingie for holding the pistols. I need one of those.
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I used threaded rod in different sizes according to what cal. the pistol Is that i want to mount. You can get rubber/plastic coating at home depot and you coat the rod one or two coats leaving the threads exposed that you put through the wood (5/4 pine),mark out your holes and use a counter bore bit so you can recess the hole so you can put a nut on the front and the back so that the nuts are even with the surface of the wood. I used those felt furniture pads that you put on the bottom of chairs to hide the nuts and to protect the ends of the barrels. There is no sag even with the colt Kodiak 44 mag on the right side of the picture. The rubber/plastic coating really works and will not allow the inside of the barrel to be scratched. You know I was wondering if I mounted something like this on the floor of the safe if I could store Rifles like this and increase the amount of Rifles I could store in there? You guys think mounting Rifles upside down like that would hurt them any? [img]http://gunbuyer.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?s=13860785&a=ga&ul=4646045251[/img]
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 8:17:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LE6920:
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights: quote] Damn, How do you pay the pizza kid with all your $1 bills locked in the safe [:d]
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Ya plan ahead and pull out the correct change right after you order. [:d]
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 7:45:35 AM EDT
Siderwinder1 Colt Kodiak?
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 9:22:30 AM EDT
Make a cardboard tube to slip on the end of the barrel to extend it and prop it in the rack. You can make one from cereal box cardboard and scotch tape. No need to take it off in an emergency. That's how Martha Stewart does it. But she uses decorations on the cardboard. It's a good thing.
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 10:29:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2002 10:31:20 AM EDT by ken_mays]
Not that this answers your question, but it may give you a couple ideas. [img]http://members.aol.com/kinduj/aod.jpg[/img] [img]http://members.aol.com/kinduj/aod2.jpg[/img] [img]http://members.aol.com/kinduj/gats.jpg[/img] [img]http://members.aol.com/kinduj/gats2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 10:31:49 AM EDT
Looks like some of you need to stash more loaded pistols through the house, rather than the safe. [:d]
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 1:35:04 PM EDT
Me thinks Ken Mays wins the blue ribbon!!!!! I just bought a Browning Whitetail Standard today at Gander Mountain. It was originally $999.00, marked down to $899.00. Then I noticed that some goober scratched the door jamb by trying to shut the door with the bolts extended. So, another $100.00 off. I sampled the green touch up paint at the store, you can't even see the marks. Dicks had a similar Remington safe for sale for $699.00. The fit/finish of the Remington didn't compare with the Browning. The interior wasn't as nice either. I have a small safe for my handguns, but have been feeling increasingly uneasy about my rifles occupying the corners of the rooms. Not real bright on my part.......
Link Posted: 11/14/2002 8:19:21 PM EDT
Basically I decided that instead of paying megabucks for two or three safes, it made more sense to fortify the door and wall leading into the room. That way you just lock the door behind you on the way out. Of course this may not work for some folks. The details of exactly how I did it I will leave as an exercise to the reader. Hint: lots of steel.
Link Posted: 11/15/2002 12:32:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ken_mays: Basically I decided that instead of paying megabucks for two or three safes, it made more sense to fortify the door and wall leading into the room. That way you just lock the door behind you on the way out. Of course this may not work for some folks. The details of exactly how I did it I will leave as an exercise to the reader. Hint: lots of steel.
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Imagine someone using this vault door and not reinforcing the wall and frame. [img]http://browning.com/products/catalog/medium/2sf-vaultdoorsc1.jpg[/img]
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