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Old 07-20-2020, 05:44 PM   #1
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Saturday was hot, humid 95 feels like 105.After I shot I wiped my gun down put it in the case. When I got home and unloaded my stuff the boss wanted to go out to eat. Well Sunday I happened to think of my gun was still in the case. When I got it out halfway down the barrel was a rust spot about 6 " long. Man I tore that thing down and gave it a cleaning. IF I had kept my mind on business this wouldn't of happened. Sweatin' like a rented mule and handling a gun don't work!
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Saturday was hot, humid 95 feels like 105.After I shot I wiped my gun down put it in the case. When I got home and unloaded my stuff the boss wanted to go out to eat. Well Sunday I happened to think of my gun was still in the case. When I got it out halfway down the barrel was a rust spot about 6 " long. Man I tore that thing down and gave it a cleaning. IF I had kept my mind on business this wouldn't of happened. Sweatin' like a rented mule and handling a gun don't work!
Lesson learned ... we have all made some sort of mistake... don't beat yourself up over it... Join the club... we even have jackets !!
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Old 07-21-2020, 07:34 AM   #3
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Same thing will happen when you have in a car with the AC on and take it out to hot temps and leave it a case
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Old 07-21-2020, 12:05 PM   #4
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Your mistake is nothing compared to mine. I put my guns from my youth in the back of my closet and basically forgot them for 35 years. I focused upon my career. You should have seen the rust on all of them! I took them to a gunsmith who first declared my inherited LC Smith as unsafe & should remove the firing pin because of the deep pitting in the barrel. When he saw that upset me, he said he took a closer look thought he could resurrect it. After many bucks spent to repair them, all of my guns were put in good working order. I enjoy them all now.

Currently, I clean my guns every time I fire them. Some say I’ve gone overboard. Your mistake was simple short term neglect. My mistake, on the other hand, was long term gross negligence. Don’t feel bad. Your oversight was not as bad as mine.
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Old 07-21-2020, 01:16 PM   #5
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If you do experience condensation from the car to outside (or house to outside) a wipedown with a slightly oily rag will suffice. remember to removed the forearm (O/U or SxS) and get under that area as well. Remoil or similar will work in that scenario, until you get the time to do it right at home.
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Took my boys out for a few rounds of skeet last Thursday during a light rain which eventually cleared up but non the less when we got home I told them both that we take care of the guns BEFORE we take care of ourselves or do anything else.

Made the mistake years ago with my sons little single shot .22. Plinkin on a misty day we stopped and went inside for lunch at which time the skies opened up and it came down in buckets. Forgot about the gun naturally and a few weeks later opened the case and there it was with tiny rust spots all along the barrel. Swore to myself that would never happen again.
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Old 07-21-2020, 10:46 PM   #7
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I spray the inside of my gun cases with WD40. Helps with moisture issues.
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Old 07-23-2020, 03:44 PM   #8
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I shoot skeet 3 times a week here in the deep south where heat and humidity guaranty that you will sweat on your gun if you are out mo than 30 seconds. I ALWAYS wipe my gun down with a greasy cloth as I break it down and put it in the case.
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Originally Posted by dawgs2 View Post
I shoot skeet 3 times a week here in the deep south where heat and humidity guaranty that you will sweat on your gun if you are out mo than 30 seconds. I ALWAYS wipe my gun down with a greasy cloth as I break it down and put it in the case.
Same here. I have ziplock bags with oily rags in them and extra oil bottles in each of the cars. The car doesn't start for the ride home until all guns have been wiped down.
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Same here. I have ziplock bags with oily rags in them and extra oil bottles in each of the cars. The car doesn't start for the ride home until all guns have been wiped down.
Ditto. Oily rag, remoil or clp.
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