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Dadoo

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I’m building a gunrack for my stepson that will be located inside a closet. Nuthin’ fancy here, just two supporting shelves that would accomodate say 8 rifles/shotguns. My question is: How can I lock these up to prevent or deter removal? I’m pondering a bicycle cable lock…your thoughts would be appreciated.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!


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#1 posted 2349 days ago

1.Fit a “boot” for each of the gun stocks deep enough to hold them in place.
2.Run and iron rod thru ( sandwiched between) two pieces of wood that fits each barrel.
3.Put a lock on one side and hinge the other.

Cheers

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#2 posted 2349 days ago

Put a lip at the top and bottom so that the guns can’t be pulled straight out. Use hinges on the bottom lip
so that it can tilt forward to allow the gun to be removed. Also add dividers so that the guns can’t be removed by moving them at an angle. Just lock the bottom lip.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 2347 days ago

Thanx guys! I was finally able to get access to his closet today for some measurements and (it’s full of guns and magazines and dirty laundry and God knows what else!) this will be a cakejob. He wants it rustic and has provided some old weathered Hemlock, so we’ll see.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#4 posted 2347 days ago

This is a pretty good site to get you started on racks. http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinRacks.htm

I would use a coated metal cable through the trigger guards that is bolted and padlocked to the wall to prevent removal.

-- David, Charlotte NC (http://beechcreeknaturals.etsy.com)

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#5 posted 2347 days ago

Wow that was a great info site! Thanx!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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