Twice now I have purchased new Italian made pistols and found the metal parts were coated in a sticky oil and wrapped in plastic. I seems to be about the same as the real sticky Stihl bar oil for chain saws. Would that work for long term storage? Wood removed of course.
I use the bar oil du jour from central tractor, walmart, home depot, or lowes in my stihl and echo.(the latest gallon on sale was mtd brand?) Havn't had any issues (I cut at least 4 cords per year for the last 20 years or so.)