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    Firearm lockbox

    Got a couple of trips in the planning stage and I know itís not the right thing to leave firearms in a unattended vehicle so I was thinking of making a lockbox out of a tuffy gunsafe a 2 to 4 so could you actually fit a long range rifle and a single shot it would be padded of course thoughts and ideas

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    Car boot or Ute deck?
    RIP Garry S. 23/08/19

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    In my Suzuki jimny it would be bolted to cargo barrier and the dog box behind the front seats

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    You really can’t see the gun bags behind the seats they go against the cargo barrier the tuffy gun safe would have to be modified to make it work if I can fit my tikka wsm and a single shot I think it would be a go

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    Assuming your dog box is wood, maybe cover the safe with wood eg ply so it fits in ?
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    I see you have good intentions, but I would say lockbox or not, unattended is unattended.

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    I understand that unattended is unattended but normally I travel by myself so iam planning to bit of a road trip slash hunting trip so iam going to have stock up on food and maybe do some washing so at some point the little Jeep is going to be out of my site I would feel better if they were locked up

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    Chain though action / trigger guard and padlocked onto a seat mount? Then covered with stuff?

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    Unattended is unattended, sorry mate. But you would have HALF a leg to stand on if you ALWAYS carry the bolt on your person. Get some sort of leatherman type pouch to keep the bolt permanently on your belt, or attached to your trouser braces, or wherever. And store the ammo in a separate locked box in the car.

    Bear in mind Palmerston Police recently had 11 guns stolen which had been stored with their bolts in. But then again they are (effectively) above the law.

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    Bolted to something as easily stealable as a little Jimny isn't a good idea
    Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by bully View Post
    I see you have good intentions, but I would say lockbox or not, unattended is unattended.
    Who knows who is in attendance?


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    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    Are Police ar-15s not in a lockbox in the boot? Good enough for the goose, good enough for the gander. Or would they rather you take your rifle/s into the supermarket with you?
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    All I want to do is to turn deer, into poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howa270 View Post
    Are Police ar-15s not in a lockbox in the boot?.............
    Unattended..... a most excellent point.
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    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    Any way you slice it, locked in a safe is better than unlocked. Especially if you manage to camo it so's it blends in with the rest of the vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    Unattended..... a most excellent point.
    Arms Act does not apply to the Police so I'm told, same as NZDF. Covered by their own legislation.

 

 

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