Was doing some Spring Cleaning and figured some of you would like an update on my Truck Gun Project. Specifically condition.
The PTR 91 GI (US copy of a HK 91 – G3) resides in the back of the pickup all year round. Being inside of a modern tennis bag, it gets zero notice. And I mean zero. No matter how many times it is seen when I open the bed, it doesn’t get a second look. I have serious doubts any “tactical bags” would have been so successful. Something I suggest you seriously ponder before spending big money on another “tactical bag”.
The PTR has been exposed to below zero temperatures of winter, Texas heat, Gnat Line humidity, salt air of South Carolina low-country, and the tallest mountains East of the Mississippi.
The truck has been to service centers, drive through car washes, valet parking, farms, federal facilities, police stations, National Matches, fancy restaurants, McDonald’s drive-thru coffee, 2 law firms, a number of ghettos, deer camp, pig hunts, 2 hospital runs and everything in between.
Checked the rifle for corrosion and all I can find is on the muzzle device. Appears to be minor surface corrosion. No big deal. Barrel, chamber and internals look fine. Functions fine. Good to go.
If corrosion bothers you to the point of distress, I certainly can sympathize. But I NEED a truck gun. And over the course of the last year, it WAS pressed into unexpected service. So my priorities are more on having it, and less on the muzzle device.
Your mileage may vary.
Previous posts on the subject:
“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”