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Marionb

Shotgun cabinets

I am looking to get a shotgun cabinet. The one that was here before was kept under the stairs. I'm wondering where else I could put one, as whilst being under the stairs meant it was out if sight it did get in the way and the door opened the wrong way which meant that it was difficult to see what you were doing when getting a gun out / putting it away. It seems that you can get them opening the other way but this costs 40+ more.

So I'm wondering where everyone else keeps their cabinets. Also if anyone in mid Wales happens to have one they are looking to sell, I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks Very Happy
sean

If you turned it upside down it would open the other way. Confused
Brownbear

Anywhere not on display and with a solid brick, block, stone or concrete wall to bolt it to. Backs of wardrobes, cubbyholes etc is a favourite.
vegplot

Anywhere not on display and with a solid brick, block, stone or concrete wall to bolt it to. Backs of wardrobes, cubbyholes etc is a favourite.


I've been thinking about that for our straw bale build.
Brownbear

Aren't you going to build a concrete-lined cellar and arsenal? With Spiral stairs leading down from a hatch in the floor?

I thought that the desire for a cellar/bunker was the main reason to build ones own home.
vegplot

Aren't you going to build a concrete-lined cellar and arsenal? With Spiral stairs leading down from a hatch in the floor?

I thought that the desire for a cellar/bunker was the main reason to build ones own home.


It's all peace and love these days, unless they trip the perimeter alarms then it's nails and glass.
Pea

Edited on the grounds of being a bit *too* informative. Cheers, sean Brownbear

where we hide our guns

Excellent. As you helpfully provide both your address, and your phone number so I can check if you're in, I'll pop round and steal your guns in the near future and use them to commit terrible crimes.
SmattyB

I don't believe you, you're nicer than that Smile alice

Back in the day, when I was growing up, my brother kept his shotgun behind the sofa and his cartridges in the fruit bowl Laughing Jamanda

I don't believe you, you're nicer than that Smile

BB may be nicer than that, but not everyone is, and what he points out about Pea's details is true.
matt_hooks

There are no restrictions on the storage of shotgun cartridges, so the fruit bowl is an entirely legal place to keep them. Wouldn't fancy biting in to one though, it's bad enough biting in to a shot in a pheasant, so hundreds of them wouldn't be fun!

And as BB says, any solid wall, where they are fairly well out of sight, should be fine. The test in theory is that it takes more than 200N of force to pull them off, but I've never heard of an FEO turning up with a spring balance and hanging off a safe.

The gun safe is purely there to put opportunist burglars off. It's understood that if someone is intent on stealing the guns, no safe will hold for ever. This is why above a certain number of guns they will want increased overall security, including a silent alarm.
Hots

A long, long time ago, pre-Hungerford, my farmer kept his under the bed.
One Sunday we went out and when we returned the gun had been nicked.
Our cabinet is bolted to the wall inside a cupboard now.

(We've a hockey stick under the bed, just in case Wink ).
RichardW

The test in theory is that it takes more than 200N of force to pull them off,

Are you sure its 200N & not 200KN. 200N is only the static force applied by 20kg.

A 1" number 8 wood screw into solid timber could hold that.
cuff

mines in a bed room out of the way but how many of you keep it in there all the timewhat happens if you have been out in the wet all day you cant dry it that quick to put it away
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