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    Safe Queens

    How often do you wipe down, clean your safe queens .. the ones you haven't shot in a while?

    How much of a cleaning do you give them, if at all?

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    Sometimes it depends on how many of my friends they have been with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Sometimes it depends on how many of my friends they have been with.
    No Charlie!

    Not THOSE queens.

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    Oh.......sorry, I misunderstood............

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    Twice a year.

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    I couldn't answer that as I shoot everything I got fairly often. I don't think I got a gun that isn't shot about every two momths. When I am done they get a good cleaning and are put up.

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    Great post and it hit home with me. I'm starting to weed out those queens and replace them with kings. I just got rid of my Glock 30 because I stopped taking it to the range. I loved that gun and carried it for a year but noticed it was hanging out in the safe doing nothing so I found it a nice home. I hope to replace it with a Para 1911 soon but I have to weed out one more. The word is out at the safe and for some reason all the guns are shooting much better. I think they all want to stay. (Guns are people too)

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    I only have one safe queen - I divested myself of all the others a year or two ago. I clean/wipe it down when I shoot it, which is maybe twice a year. But I live in AZ, with very, very little humidity.
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    It depends on the enviroment in which it kept. Mine are wiped down every 3 monthes reguardless. I have humidity control devices and temp control, but I love getting them out to look at. The ones that are out of the safe and in glass front cabinets every 30 to 90 days as well as the 3 on the walls.

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    Im like Baldy...........whats a safe queen???

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    I guess I am like some others here, I don't own a safe Queen unless you count my black powder revolvers since I only shoot them once every year or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    Im like Baldy...........whats a safe queen???
    A safe Queen is a 195 year old rifle, 132 yearold Colt S.A.A., 137 year old shotgun, 107 year old pistol, a 1911 from W.W.I, or a capture W.W.I p-08 luger, a set of French made dueling pistols. Now who would want to shoot such history much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony pasley View Post
    A safe Queen is a 195 year old rifle, 132 yearold Colt S.A.A., 137 year old shotgun, 107 year old pistol, a 1911 from W.W.I, or a capture W.W.I p-08 luger, a set of French made dueling pistols. Now who would want to shoot such history much?
    Even I probably(probably!) wouldnt, but then Ill never go looking to buy a gun I wouldnt shoot............

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    Safe Queen

    I bought one recently. A Colt Army Special. I don't even have any ammo for it. It had sentimental value. It was made in 1911. (MY favorite year.)

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    In a matter of speaking - every gun I own besides my two carry guns (Keltec and P99 compact) are safe queens. I never holster them, and carry them in their boxes back and forth to the range. But, I reoil the rails and wipe them down 1x a month - so they are ready the next time I go shoot.

    An old co-worker used to tease me about my "museum pieces" as he called them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    Even I probably(probably!) wouldnt, but then Ill never go looking to buy a gun I wouldnt shoot............
    About 50% are family hierlooms, the history of the family and country that goes with them makes them to be preserved for the future.

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    I can't afford one.

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