Weird smell

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jimbothepunk, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. jimbothepunk

    jimbothepunk Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys

    I've got a weird smell in my safe that's tainting everything anyone got any ideas on how ican get rid of it with out adding another odd smell

    Thanks

    Lucas
     
  2. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Look for the dirty underwear you wiped the rifle down with.:Dlightbulb
     

  3. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Cloves - as in spices. Sprinkle on floor and shelves,close door for a week, vacuum up and see where you are at.
    2nd option - set a couple of open boxes of baking soda in case,close door, repeat as necessary.
    3rd and best option - find the source of smell and eliminate it.
     
  4. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Baking soda is very good to freshen things up. Also a few apples tossed in will absorb the smell. But I would also consider a large trap. It could be Obama or one of his gun lords sneaking in to take your firearms at night leaving the foul smell.

    Jeff
     
  5. paphil

    paphil Well-Known Member

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    Store your old money in a different safe! They find out you have GUNS AND MONEY you are in for trouble!
     
  6. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    You may have water, from hunting in the rain, trapped in the stock of a shotgun. It runs in through the action spring housing and gets trapped. Not only will it rust your gun but can mildew and stink. Just a thought. I had to drill drain holes in the recoil pads on my waterfowl guns.
     
  7. tinman13kup

    tinman13kup Well-Known Member

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    Moisture is probably the culprit. I had a foul odor in my safe a few years ago but it was totally different. I had my safe open for a few hours while I was doing some work and just closed it up afterwards. A day and a half later, my wife was asking where one of her cats was, and if I had seen it. Turns out this cat had climbed into the bottom cubbyhole and I locked her in the safe. Luckily, she didn't relieve herself in there, but she did claw the carpet on the door up pretty good.
     
  8. jimbothepunk

    jimbothepunk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys

    I'm in new Zealand so thpeople'sa thing hasn't hit yet, I've just gotta watch clowns that don't know how to classify a rifle. had a big hoo haa about pistol grips on ar's as long as it wasn't a military pattern were right but try telling that to some people.


    Lucas