Firearm Lubrication

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Chris3755
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Don't know if this link to an article will be of interst or not but it is quite informative. Chris
 
http://grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html

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Thanks

Chris, thanks for the reference.  Nice thought to pare down gun lubes to the right types. Think I'll go with the recommendations unless there are any persuasive posts to the contrary.

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Synthetics

I have been using Mobil I for some time but heard ATF was a better lube, just have a quart of Mobil I to use up first. Chris

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Lubriplate Kit

I haven't been smart enough to go bulk,  and probably won't just yet.  FYI, I found a site selling a small firearms lube kit including the two Lubriplate recommendations (oil and grease)  for 20 bucks at:
www.lubrikit.com 

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BUTTER

I am utterly dismayed, all those words an not one on butter!

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OK?

Enlighten us Mak and maybe we'll see the light? (Pun). I'm easy, tell me about butter.  Keith, did you order some from Lubriplate? Chris

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Chris, mostly in jest, however there is most definitely a serious side to this as well, which hails from a lil south of here, and over the border into far west Texas.
In those days Marathon was a stage stop on the Butterfield line, this was before railroads, of course, and the stage brought all kinds of people into the desert. A young'n and his new family set up a little outside of town, and for reasons that escape me, fell afoul of the troublemakers who were always rousting about.
Well, this fella eventually had to make his way to town, for supplies.  Before he left, not having any oil to lube up his shootin iron, he melted a bunch of butter, submerged his piece therein, and upon retrieving it, wiped it down. Evidently the butter did the job, because as fate would have it, he did have to deploy his weapon, and it worked to send one troublemaker on to his reward.
I have caught at least one other story of resorting to butter, unfortunately, can't recall enough details to put it into print.

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Problem With Butter

I went through several months of experimentation with butter as a gun lube and protectant. I was dumbfounded by its apparent evaporation from all my guns, always occurring virtually overnight. This was perplexing in that our household butter had never evaporated from the butter dish; nor did I detect any untoward greasiness in our household air or on household surfaces. Finally I noticed my dog was getting as rotund as...well, me. I talked my wife into staying up all night to surveille the animal.  She was resentful but finally agreed. Turns out the dog was licking each gun clean every night. I then muzzled the dog each night, resuming my butter lube protocol. The apparent evaporation continued,  and this time from the butter dish as well. Then I notice my wife seemed to be gaining weight.

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OK, Nuff Butter Guys!

I love hot buttered popcorn but to use it on my guns would be too much, I can just see me out watching for a deer while I'm licking my gun to keep my strength up. Chris

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Lube Update

I bought the Lubrikit mentioned above and have been very satisfied with the FMO 350AW oil for bearing surfaces. Seems to do a much better job of staying put than the other oils I've used. Don't think I'll try it on popcorn, though.

Keith
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Sounds Good!

Thanks for the review Keith, I haven't tried that stuff yet but it does sound like it's worth the price. Chris

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Lube

Well,  the smart guy would get his buddies together and buy bulk for a better price.  But I've proven over and over I'm not very smart....
Anyway at this point my favorites are this oil for working parts and Barricade for general  surface protection duty. Barricade seemed to get very good reviews for this so I tried it. I've got a couple of Italian 1860 Army Colt clones that lie around on display,  and in wet Western Oregon they will quickly show light rust. But after a gentle oily scrub with 0000 steel wool, wiping them down and oiling with Barricade,  they've shown no rust whatsoever after several months.

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Butter....

I truly hope that if one uses butter as the firearms lubricant in aforementioned posts, that they at least go with the unsalted version.....and if nothing else it shouldn't taste quite as good when being licked off.
(insert smartypants smileyface here)