Got a 36 gun Liberty, 88 gun Gettysburg and a 6’x6’ rifle display case. I’m giving serious thought to bringing in a 20’ shipping container or 2 and making a vault out of them. I like to see what I have. I enjoy the collecting as much as the shooting. I am toying with the idea. I don’t have that many guns, they are just spread around, my brother in laws guns are here for safe keeping while he’s going through a divorce so I have more than usual at the moment.What kind of safe do you have? I wish i could open mine and just find an 1100!
Better insulate and waterproof them or you will have a large collection of rusty objects,Ok so we’ll dig down about 91/2 ‘ and set those cargo boxes right into the hole we’re going to cut into the foundation and set them at the correct height so that the doors will swing into the basement like a vault. Backfill over the top and wire them for lights and dehumanizing. Then we’ll get going on the interiors. I know we can get digital locks for the doors. If you get the ones with the oak floors we can have them finished into a real nice looking hardwood floor. Fire, flood and theft proof!
Its like anything else with kids, if they take up a sport, you have to make sure they have the equipment to play. Never go all out right away because they may get 3-4 weeks in and decide they don’t like it, in which case, they’ll make decent spare bird guns instead of rotting in my safe. If I spent $1700 on that O/U in RK and my kids did that, I’d be kind of pissed.And if that works for you, GREAT! I have a Beretta O/U and the spare trigger group alone is $900, so 4 guns for about that is a good deal if they work for you.
Unless you’re burying it in the side of a hill so the ground can be drained, no way. Even then, you’d have to weld a steel floor on the bottom, it’s just plywood, coat the outside with basement wall waterproofing, figure out how to anchor it to the basement wall with a permanent seal between them. This doesn’t even address the fact the sides are designed to carry a stacked load, not side pressure. I’d be willing to bet with most soils, the sides would buckle when the ground saturated. You’d be far better off entombing it in concrete.Ok so we’ll dig down about 91/2 ‘ and set those cargo boxes right into the hole we’re going to cut into the foundation and set them at the correct height so that the doors will swing into the basement like a vault. Backfill over the top and wire them for lights and dehumanizing. Then we’ll get going on the interiors. I know we can get digital locks for the doors. If you get the ones with the oak floors we can have them finished into a real nice looking hardwood floor. Fire, flood and theft proof!
you need an air conditioner or dehumidifier to pull the moisture out, that’ll stop the condensation in the summer. In the winter, a heat unit. My brother has a cool little combo unit attached to his garage. It’s self contained like that on a refrigerated trailer. I want 2x 20’ side by side to make. 20’x16’ room. I was going to either weld the doors shut or use a steel barricade on the inside so they can’t be opened from the outside. That can be hidden inside the wall.I have a 20’ box for storage of tools and such. I had to install some vents because there was considerable condensation. I would encase it in concrete and getting it to fit up against the foundation would be simple. I also would coat it with foundation coat beforehand. You’d have to keep the concrete to about 4” but again that’s not a problem. The double doors that come on the box are plenty tough and with a better lock system would be nearly impossible for someone to get into with out MAJOR tools. The floor in mine is 3/4” oak planks. Smelled like coffee when I got it. You can put whatever kind of flooring you would want over that. Airflow is your friend and air infiltration is your enemy. If you get a 40’ box and vent it properly you could use it as a indoor range, lol!