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Zed, I agree. Careful use of oils goes a long way.
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I think we are probably more careful with the amount of oil used before storing the rifle than the military.
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I was told there are 2 "correct" ways.
1: Muzzle down, for all the reasons given.
2: Almost horizontal, but with a slight downward cant for the muzzle.
Having said that, I store like most butt down with no problems.
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always store my rifles muzzle down with oil in the bore
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Yes, it is called oil perishing.
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in photos showing lee enfield rifles in the factory or armory being serviced, they show the rifles in racks stored muzzle down. always understood that this was to prevent oil saturating the butt wrists.
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Originally posted by Canuck Canuck wrote:

I store all my rifles muzzle down, de-cocked and cleaned and lightly oiled.


I alternate mine in the safe, and leave the bolts open on the butt down rifles, 

I learned I can fit more in the safe that way
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Only my No8's are muzzle down in the safe, due to the rubber butt pad that can be damaged if kept butt down.
All the others are butt down. Cleaned after shooting and very lightly oiled. Ensure that oil will not creep into the wood!
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

You may want to place those silicon bags within your locker with yer rifles.(Like the ones you see packed in boxes of electronics).
These bags will keep them drier than a popcorn fart.

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No5 Carbines should be stored muzzle down so that oils do not collect on the rubber buttpad. Other than that butt down is fine.
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

There's an easier way.
With the bolt open pull & hold the trigger.
close the bolt!
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Dry firing won't harm an Enfield, theres a "stop collar" on the striker which takes the dry firing stresses.
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what he said - no issue dry firing 
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I store all my rifles muzzle down, de-cocked and cleaned and lightly oiled.
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There's an easier way.
With the bolt open pull & hold the trigger.
close the bolt!
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Dry firing won't harm an Enfield, theres a "stop collar" on the striker which takes the dry firing stresses.
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