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mineral oil for guns ?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by maclellan1911, Jul 13, 2007.

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  1. maclellan1911

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    Is mineral oil good for guns?
     
  2. jnoemanh

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    Simple answer, no. Mineral oil is simply refined petroleim with nothing added. Good gun oils will have corrosion inhibitors, acid neutralizers, anti-wear additives.
     
  3. maclellan1911

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    thought so, thank you. running debate at club.
     
  4. ChairborneRanger

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    If you really want a top-notch gun oil, go out and buy yourself a quart of Mobil1 synthetic automatic transmission fluid----probably the best firearm oil-lubricant going.
     
  5. smartass

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    Ranger, what makes you say that? Got any proof?
     
  6. ricks1

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    best on the market is breakfree but there is a new one out that is better royal purple you can put a water mellon in a nats a$$ with it NAPA ricks1
     
  7. smartass

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    So the best is Mobil ATF, breakfree and royal purple. How can they all be the best? Maybe a better questions is: what's the worst oil for guns?
     
  8. ricks1

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    used motor oil
     
  9. smartass

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    Why is that, ricks1? How do you know it isn't the best?
     
  10. ricks1

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    cleaned too many trapshooters guns thats all they can find to use spend their money on 10,000 gun and 50,000 trailor and 200,000 running to the shoots all over and 10 cents on oil seen it to much
     
  11. trap41

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    "you can put a water mellon in a nats a$$ with it"

    Rick one


    That is hilarious.
     
  12. ricks1

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    if you have a Perazzi then you can pay 6500 a lb and they dont shoot any better than a mod 12 or 870 ricks1
     
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    "Clenzoil", because in inhibits rust, is a cleaning agent, as well as a lubricant and wood protectant that can be used on leather products as a preservative as well ... Talk about one thing thats good for a lot of things, Clenzoil is it and might take away some of the pain from the knats ass with the watermelon also, but that I never tried ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  14. oz

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    I like Ballistol. works great and even smells good. oz
     
  15. likes-to-shoot

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    PBB.........The center point lube? Is that what is used on lathes?

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  16. skip

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    maclellan1911


    Ballistol is mostly mineral oil/Paraffin Oil CAS# 8042-47-5 (MSDS) Material Safety Data Sheet available on line. It’s listed as medicinal grade mineral oil.


    Any experience with Ballistol?
     
  17. joshif

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    We used mineral oil in the meat packing plant I worked in. Sprayed it on the grinder plates,chopper knives,all exposed metal after washing the meat off with 180 deg. water. Everything wasn't stainless and nothing rusted,even some things that weren't used for a while.We lubed the air operated machinery with it too. No gumming up either.It was approved by the USDA too.And a good knife sharpening oil.I use it for my guns and no problems. I also use 3 in 1 oil,WD40,Rem oil,and grade 2 moly chassis grease for break open guns bearing surfaces. As you see,almost anything will work for short term protection.I'm not going to put my guns through an extreme oil test to see which is best. What I use worked for the last 40 yrs.
     
  18. frank t

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    Ballistol is the same stuff that was adopted by the German Army somewhere around 1905.They wanted one product that would work on guns, leather and everything else. They used it all the way until the end of WWII. Seems to me their weapons worked pretty well during that time span.

    Frank T
     
  19. code5coupe

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    But, I think the Germans lost the war.

    Maybe because the Allies had real gun oil..... :)
     
  20. phirel

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    Frank T - Actually the German Army had major equipment problems, especially in North Africa and the Eastern Front.

    Pat Ireland
     
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