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    gun cabinet fixing to a wall

    I know a gun cabinet cannot be used/kept in a detached garage but can it be fixed to a brick wall in an integral garage?

    What screws/bolts are acceptable as a fixing ?

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    Re: gun cabinet fixing to a wall

    Depends on the garage door and security to some extent and how your FEO feels about it. I have seen it done but it is hit and miss.

    I would also worry about the air conditions in a garage, it will be damp and rust may be an issue. Personally I would try and get it in the main house.

    For fixings I use the expanding bolts like these:

    http://www.orbitalfasteners.co.uk/re...3126.jpg&w=250

    Jerry
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    Re: gun cabinet fixing to a wall

    I'd agree entirely with Jerry. Leaving aside the security issue, it wouldn't do to keep your best pair of Hollands in a cabinet in the garage unless you are absolutely certain that damp isn't a problem and the area is as dry as a chip.

    I speak from experience in a not particularly related area… I drive a 35-year-old Lancia Fulvia and although I do have access to a garage, the car's better off in the open under a cover where the air can circulate. In the garage the conditions are fairly permanently damp, which isn't ideal for sensitive Italian machinery.
    Alastair Balmain, Editor, Shooting Times

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    Re: gun cabinet fixing to a wall



    Lancia - Italian for "Rust Quickly"

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    Re: gun cabinet fixing to a wall

    Thanks to all for the advice. I have decided to fix it within the house.

    Cheers all

    good shooting !

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    Re: gun cabinet fixing to a wall

    Probably the best idea!

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    Re: gun cabinet fixing to a wall

    Captain,

    I'm not going to rise to the bait, but I would just like to point out in the defence of my beautiful Lancia that there aren't many 35-year-old Rovers, Fords, Vauxhalls, Morris Minors, Beetles, Minis and certainly Jaguars that haven't been turned into scrap metal by now.

    And to bring it back to the shooting community, I doubt if there are any Land Rovers that age that won't have had a little bit of remedial work done to the bulkhead or the chassis, particularly the rear crossmember.

    Just because the Lancia Beta (made by Fiat) had a small problem with cheap Russian steel, everyone assumes all of Lancia's cars were rust buckets.

    You haven't touched a nerve, but the Fulvia coupe used a technologically ingenious narrow-angle V4 engine 40 years before VW introduced a similar concept in its VR6 engines, revs like crazy, had all-round disc brakes at a time when drums were commonplace, had five gears as standard unlike, say, the MGB which had a useless overdrive as a cost option, won the World Rally Championship outright in 1972 and scored numerous other wins in the late 60s/early 70s and was recently voted number 32 in the top 100 sexiest cars ever by Top Gear…

    Anyway, back to shooting.

    A wise decision Jimbo.

    Alastair.
    Alastair Balmain, Editor, Shooting Times

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    Re: gun cabinet fixing to a wall

    How about "The Firearms Security Handbook 2005" web-published by the Home Office?

    Comply with that and usually you'll have no problems - except in the odd police force where they know better than the Home Office/ACPO/BSSC.

    http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/news...df?view=Binary

    (Why can't I get the links to work properly - anyone know?)

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    Re: gun cabinet fixing to a wall

    (They're not links. You need to copy and paste them for them to come up)

    Robin77

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    Re: gun cabinet fixing to a wall

    Hello Mike,

    Welcome to the forum. Delighted to have such a wealth of knowledge on the site!

    In answer to your link query... I use a little bit of code (make sure you are posting your message using HTML and mark-up in the drop down menus).

    The code to create a link is as follows…

    <a href="http://www.webaddresshere.co.uk"target="_blank">insert link name or text here<a>

    I hope that helps. Talk to you soon,

    Yours, Alastair.
    Alastair Balmain, Editor, Shooting Times

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