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    Can you store air guns upright?

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    Squirrel
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    Can you store air guns upright?

    Post by Squirrel on Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:47 am

    I've been told by a few not to store my AGs in an upright position.

    Is this true? And why?

    I'm thinking of redoing by way of home made endeavor new gun racks for my heard. They have out grown the roost here at yours truly's residence as they are currently stored.

    Anybody care to weigh in?


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    Re: Can you store air guns upright?

    Post by StubExt on Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:38 pm

    The only thing I heard about are the floating PCP barrels and leaning them again a wall like a Marauder. They are heavy enough that they could become tweaked. I don't worry about that too much with my springers, pumps, or even Airforce guns although I don't generally lean any of my expensive airguns against the wall.


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    Re: Can you store air guns upright?

    Post by Squirrel on Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:13 pm

    StubExt wrote:The only thing I heard about are the floating PCP barrels and leaning them again a wall like a Marauder. They are heavy enough that they could become tweaked. I don't worry about that too much with my springers, pumps, or even Airforce guns although I don't generally lean any of my expensive airguns against the wall.
    Thanks, Stub. I'd heard different from different sources and figured I put it to the forum to find out.

    Recently I asked a source I trust above all others and it tells me "okay to store upright". cheers

    My reason for asking is that I have these two gun racks that are horizontal. They really aren't good for scoped guns and four tiers become two on each with space left over and I wanted to do something about that. I wanted to do upright but had some conflicting reports on this so I held off.

    Now I know that I can I'm going to make a rack that will span the same space but hold triple the AGs. This will give me room for a shelf underneath to put categorized bins for each of my herd's favorite grazing lead types---and a log for each if I can ever get *that* started as well! Sleep

    Thanks again! Smile


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    Post by PETER on Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:57 am

    I store my guns upright. But I store them atop a track. The butt sits on a raised rail, that way the top of the pad doesn't deform.
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    Re: Can you store air guns upright?

    Post by Abda on Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:21 pm

    Yea, I'm going to be selling off my two gun racks. They are great little pieces of furniture to be sure but they will only hold two scoped AGs. I have several more than that.

    I'm going to build a rail type that I can put a chain through. I took a trip to Florida recently and all I did is dream, among my other bad dreams, is about someone running off with my toys I mean my therapy equipment. Smile

    Getting to be a mess around here anyway. This'll help me get more organized.

    But first I have to clean that mess in the shop before I can any of this!

    Ugh! . . . affraid

    Nice collection by the way!


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    Post by PETER on Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:34 pm

    but then -- d'nile ain't just a river. farao Most of my long AG are in the pic, about a dozen are disassembled awaiting stocks and or modification. And six more are being converted to bullpups. My toybox is a interior walk-in closet converted to a safe. The interior is double wall frame and sheetrock w/ expanded metal inbeded into brown plaster in the inside. The door opens into a hallway so there is little kicking leverage. The solid door doesn't have a doorknob-just a deadbolt [pull open using the key]. Air pistols are in their cases on the oposite wall along w/ shelves for parts. There are no pellets stored there. The tens-of-thousands of pellets are elseware. That's a lot of guns---but then again I still have empty closet space elseware What a Face


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    Re: Can you store air guns upright?

    Post by Abda on Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:56 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I wanna be just like you when I grow up, Peter!

    Green wtih Envy

    lol!


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    I dunno.....

    Post by PETER on Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:54 pm

    Happy belated birthday old man...

    I dunno- --my hobby has run-a-muck.

    But must admit --I have FUNN Laughing


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    Re: Can you store air guns upright?

    Post by longhunter on Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:08 am

    the only concern with storing guns upright is that the oil used in the action can gravitate down into the wood of the stock, possibly staining or weakening it. also, if you have an ldc attached do not lean the gun on it. aluminum will warp under it's own weight, let alone the added weight of the firearm. this can cause clipping and we all know you don't want that.
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    Re: Can you store air guns upright?

    Post by Abda on Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:37 am

    Ditto on the leaning a gun with an LDC on it against something. I got one of the best ones I ever got from Neil, a guy who used to post here a lot before he and I had a difference of opinion. Great guy. I miss him.

    Anyway, anyone can tell you that it's hard to make a Career Ultra 9mm (357 or there abouts) backyard friendly. It was shooting great and it took me a forever to figure out that I'd done just exactly that, warped it so that it didn't shoot straight on the POI anymore.

    Sad, it was one of the best I'd ever had for that Ultra.

    Lessons learned, I reckon.

    So, ditto!


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