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This is my first post so i hope its in the right fourm-anyway i have to store my 1919 vertically in my gun locker--- i dont like that-but for now thats the only way i can. Is there a proper direction i should store it ? on the booster or the handle?
 

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Hi Waffendude and welcome. I don't know if their is a proper way to store the ol 19 . I store my a4 & a6 on the grip, been keeping them that way for years no problems at all. the ol 19 doesnt seam to care.,,,,,,,Smokin
 

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If given the option I would rather store the 1919 on the pistol grip vs. the booster. However, I don't think storing the 1919 on the booster will hurt anything (mis-align the booster) as long as you are gentle with it when you put it in that position.
 

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Storage Up or Down??

I think every firearm should be stored muzzle down because if you store it muzzle up ; you give a chance for all the oils and greases to run back into the action etc; on the 1919; you will be letting oils etc run back into the buffer disk area. I have been storing all my stuff for years muzzle down with a pan in the bottom of my safe-- You would not believe how much stuff comes out of a clean gun in a few months of non-use-- Especially AR-15 type rifles seem to drip forever-- IMHO I would rather have this stuff dripping down and out instead of into the action; I always check my barrels for oils before shooting also-- This is my opinion and it works for me so try it; it is not the norm but may be a better way. I have been doing this for years since I started noticing oil collection on the buttplates of my Ar-15's; FAL's and HK series rifles.
 

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For most firearm's I store them muzzle end down. The 1919 though I don't feel is in the same category. I would store mine muzzle end up. Can't see where it would hurt a 1919. That's where I dump all the oil anyway.
 

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As a kid in the early sixties my father took me into his units arms room the M1919s were stored muzzle up in the racks.
 

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Also, take into account guys, that these have survived at least 3 wars (if not more) and far more abuse than we could ever put on them being secured nicely in the safe.
Personally, i don't think either way can really damage anything.
 

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In the Army, M-2s are stored barrels removed, spade grips up for what it's worth.


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