Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Do Your Rifles Suffer From Dryness?

I haven't been getting out to the range much lately as I've been busy rebuilding my office and such.

I opened my lesser-used collectible rifle locker and saw most of the rifles in it looked like this:

They had a strange white powdery like substance stuck to them. It wiped off with a dry  cloth easily enough but it was quite strange that it had suddenly shown up. Perhaps it's a weird mold of some kind, or something leaching out of the stocks?

Thanks to Murphy's Law's recommendation, I got some Rig Universal Grease and a cotton cloth and then commenced to wiping down the metal and wood with a light film of RIG.

Now the rifles look like this and no longer suffer from dryness, just lack of use, which certainly needs to be remedied. They now look much better, have a gleaming appearance, and should be much better protected now.

So far only that one gun safe had the problem, but I'm going to go through and carefully clean and grease every firearm in the collection as a preventative measure.

A big thumbs up for Rig Universal Grease, it's absolutely excellent stuff for preserving your firearms.


Keads said...

If it slides oil it. If it rotates grease it. Your mileage may vary, see local store for details =)

RIG is the go to grease here.

Keads said...

Oh, Flitz polish is awesome as well for the metal.

Aaron said...

Keads: I'll have to look into Flitz.

Interestingly enough, none of the metal had even a fleck of rust. The careful oiling I did of it all before putting them away in the locker seems to have done its job well, but I hadn't treated the wood with anything.