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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Storage Container

If, like me, you foresee the day when a rifle storage container is a necessary item then you should take a look, here.

It's the U.S. Military PA117 in olive drab. Rigid and and tough, waterproof.

Just a word to the wise.

Stephen

18 comments:

  1. Nice, but you can make your own with ABS plumbing pipe. One end is glued shut, the other is glued too, but you add an adapter that screws out. I made one for a cache and you can get them in wide enough diameters for a rifle. I spent about $35 on it and left no cookie crumbs doing so.

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    1. Anon...ABS pipe indeed makes a fine cache storage container, but current prices make it expensive - at least in my neck of the woods. Thanks.

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  2. Stephen have you used these? For $35 I would just pay more and buy these and save the time building one.

    Anon 2

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  3. I was going to ask the same thing as Anon 2. All things being equal, I would just pay a little more and get the real deal and save the time building one.

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    1. But by building your own, you don't have a record of a "gun burial tube" being mailed to your address. The material is as good as what you'd buy for the "real deal". Seems better to me, even if you had to pay more to do that. It takes about ten minutes to build. C'mon, you can't tell me you're into self-preservation and not have the motivation or skill to glue some plastic together!

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    2. Tend to agree with you, Matt. Price is a toss up.

      Anon, the last thing I worry about is a record...the government knows how my feet smell. Hiding in this country is a thing of the past. Thank you for the nice comment.

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  4. I'm with anon. Besides, I doubt my AK would fit in the army one unless I removed the grip.

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    1. Erinyes, good point. Many weapon systems must have parts removed to fit storage tubes. Some place tools and ammo and other gear inside with the weapons for just this purpose. I know a guy that placed a set of boots, emergency water packs, MRES, and matches all inside a vacuum sealed bag. As far as I know the tube is still buried thirty years later. Thanks.

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  5. I have a few of these and they rock! Bought mine for 15 bucks a piece at a local place that sells camo clothes and other interesting odds and ends.
    Leslie

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    1. Those were the days, dear Leslie. I cringe at today's prices for gear. I remember the day when a crate of SKS's cost seventy five dollars....a crate mind you. Thanks my friend.

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    2. Actually I only bought mine a few weeks ago. I walked in and was stunned to see probably 100 of them stacked up. Of course they were not cleaned up and I had to make with the WD 40, a few tools and some elbow grease to get the locking mechanism's to work but hey I got time. LOL We aren't messin' around here in WV!!
      Leslie

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    3. Good for you. Wish I could find a few stacked around here. We don't mess around either. Thanks Leslie.

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  6. I am new to this, but I read somewhere that the glue you would use to make your own leaves behind a gas (or something like that) which could corrode your rifle during storage. Any thoughts if this would be correct?

    Southern Gal

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    1. My friend, I think it's nothing more than an old wives tale. If you cover the weapon in a heavy coat of grease, at least the metal parts, and if you seal the rifle or shotgun inside a good storage bag like those sold at Cheaper Than Dirt, you firearm will be fine. Thanks for the question, Southern Gal

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    2. Once the glue cures I think it's fine. Just let it set for a while before using it. Otherwise, the EPA et al would put the kaibosh on it for water lines.

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    3. Very good point...thanks, my friend.

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