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Re: 'bout them farm guns - anyone got plans for gun safe or . . .
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Posted by JT on January 28, 2002 at 09:44:16 from (22.214.171.124):
In Reply to: 'bout them farm guns - anyone got plans for gun safe or . . . posted by ShepFL on January 21, 2002 at 17:52:21:
Building a new house this year also and I have the same concerns. I am considering a room in the basement with concrete reinforced walls and a safe door. The last time I checked a good door would cost about the same as a 50 gun safe that I am currently using. The best safes for the money I have found are Liberty Safes and a very accomodating dealer in Paris KY.
My safe is now located in my den in the basement with no moisture problem. I have a Goldenrod in the safe which heats the air and burns off moisture (a light bulb may also work). Also keep a can of desicant in the safe. I do have some concerns about moisture in a basement but that can be controlled depending on your location.
I don't worry about the guns in my safe. Unless the thieves are professionals with burning bars, etc., they will never get to your guns kept in a good safe. They are in too much of a hurry. They can beat heck out of the safe but will not get it opened. Make sure you get one heavy enough that they cannot carry it out.
It is hard to hide guns where a thief cannot find them. They tend to be even more devious than you. My good guns are in the safe and a few inexpensive ones are in a glass door gun cabinet. They can have those!!! and hopefully be satisfied and not tear up my house trying to find other firearms.
Also, on hiding guns. I have a friend that hides guns everywhere. Sometimes from would be thieves, sometimes to keep his wife from finding out he bought another gun. He has hidden a couple of guns so well even he can't find them now (or his wife found them and sold them!) You should see her new tennis bracelet!
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