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    Quote Originally Posted by Northtidesix View Post
    It appears that the rifle was stored muzzle down possibly in a plastic case that collected moisture. Plastic cases are great for shipping never for storage.
    I've seen quite a few guns stored in a basement leaning up against a cement or block wall rust the ends of barrels like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Square target View Post
    I've seen quite a few guns stored in a basement leaning up against a cement or block wall rust the ends of barrels like that.
    Yup, That will also do it. The moisture from the walls forms on the steel. In a perfect world long guns should be stored on a vertical rack. That way the oil doesn't run down and settle in the butt stock and action.
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