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Does anyone know which gun oil/lubricant is the least harmful to the wood? Thanks, Mark Farris B'ham, AL
 

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Over time, any petroleum based lubricant will erode wood. I do not know about the synthetic lubricants but I would suspect they will do the same thing. The cellulose fibers in the wood become soft when saturated with oil. It is best to store guns with the barrel down so the oil will not drain into the wood. A light coat of sealer finish is also a good thing over the often unfinished internal areas of a stock.

However, if you use a Precision Fit Stock as I do, you have little worry.

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I used some stuff last week end and the Old vet on here had it and he said it was good for everything it sounded something like the Ballistol Oil but it was in a spray can.

I will find out what he had and post.

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I have worked on many stocks where the wood has become soft and stained from the oil. ... Its good to put a thin sealer on any bare wood. If you really like to use more oil maybe you could or should store your gun barrel down so the oil runs away from the wood. Just a thought, PJH
 

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Most guns get overlubricated and it WILL eventually soak into the wood if the wood is unsealed. I remember years ago when an old gent brought a beautiful old SXS shotgun into the gunshop I worked at that had a broken buttstock as a result of a lifetime of over oiling. It was a damascus Holland & Holland 12 bore that was otherwise exquisite.
 

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Clenzoil is made to be used on wood, metal, and leather surfaces and works like Magic ... Great stuff ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
 
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