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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:00 am 
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I originally set out to buy only a couple of pistols. Along the way I seem to have acquired a few rifles as well. Only five, but they seem to have cluttered up the place, leaning around somewhere collecting dust and occasionally falling over. I needed a cabinet. Gun cabinets seemed too expensive, overkill for 500fps guns, and from what I could see didn't seem to allow for scopes on the guns.

Canadian Tire had a little white storage cabinet on sale a couple of weeks ago - regularly $119.99 (no way worth that much) but on sale for $39.99. Worth a try. Here's my as yet unfinished solution - I don't have the doors on yet, and I will probably put a pad of something on the bottom where the butts rest. I am posting this now because CTC has the cabinet back on sale this week, in case you're interested.

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The cabinet comes with one fixed shelf (the middle one) and two moveable ones. I moved the fixed shelf up to clear my longest gun, and used one of the other shelves to make a barrel holder/locator with notches. It sticks out far enough to provide spacing for the scopes that I have on four of my five guns. I put some automotive foam tape for the barrels to rest against (needed extra glue). The doors don't fit tight by any means, but to make the cabinet relatively dust proof I will try putting some door seal edging around them.

Now my problem is I have 8 notches and only 5 guns.... :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:39 am 
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very nice. I've thought of using the same idea only with the guns set farther back, and hinged shelves in front of them filled with griceries. great idea.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:22 pm 
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I converted a closet to a gun safe. cost me 19.95$ at Walmart for a lock. everything else I had.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:07 pm 
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FRANK wrote:
I converted a closet to a gun safe.

You're not married, right? :lol: I have a little bit of one closet for myself...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:11 pm 
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Yes 29 years but are house is way too big.

soon we will build a tiny house.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:28 pm 
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Nice job...
Mine's similar, except it's an old high-end office cabinet (yard sale score) about 3 1/2' wide, 18" deep and 5' high. Had a bonus locking door, too.
Like you, I made a rack for the barrels to rest in. (I glued a strip of green felt in each of the U's for protection, and fitted an 8" piece of 3/4" foam across the bottom for a proper butt rest). I used a piece of yoga mat from the same yard sale as the cabinet, but any soft foam of that thickness would work...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:01 pm 
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Hmmm. The wife has a yoga mat that she never uses... :twisted:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:00 am 
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...I bought a used 'military' locker a few years back, but it's for the powderburners.....My son lost the key but I've had no reason to open it for the last 5 years anyway.....All my airguns are in a similar CTC wood cabinet (or on top of it) and in desk drawers as they're all pistols ..... I always keep one pistol (.44 cal.) close at hand in a state of 'being cleaned', just as a big surprise for any "evil doer" that threatens our little patch of paradise 'cause I can't trust the wussy pit bull ... One place to hang rifles is above the door on the inside of a closet if space allows....It's a spot no-one ever looks, so it's a pretty safe place ....( for pistols too, I suppose )


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