Source: Ready Nutrition, by Jeremiah Johnson
Many guys and gals may wonder, “Why do we have to maintain firearms in the wintertime, since we’re not using them as much?” Well, there are different conditions to deal with in the wintertime that may affect your firearms adversely. Many will just wrap them up in plastic after coating them with Cosmoline or some other lubricant-preservative. This does not necessarily protect them from changing conditions during the wintertime that may go unnoticed.
First, I stress that you should clean and inspect your weapons at a minimum of once per week. If it is done less frequently, then you must take several factors into consideration: temperature, change in temperature, humidity, sunlight, and location your firearms are kept/stored. If you happen to have a temperature/climate-controlled gun storage safe or the equivalent, then you can “whittle” your time down for disassembly and inspection of your…
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