National Firearms Museum
14th February 2017
Picreator’s Managing Director Michelle visited the National Firearms Museum in West Virginia, where she was given a tour by Doug Wickland, the Senior Conservator in charge of the museum’s extensive firearms collection. They use Renaissance Wax to protect both the metal and wooden parts of the guns and ammunition displayed in the museum.
Dough Wickland has also published a care manual titled ‘Caring for your collectible firearms’, in which he recommends using Pre-Lim to clean and prepare the surface of the gun, followed by Renaissance Wax to protect it (see full care manual below). He also notes that Renaissance Wax is used in many American arms museums including the Smithsonian Institution and Springfield Armory.