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Got this from a Marine armorer in 2001 at Perry
1 quart Mobile 1 10-30
1 quart Mobile synthetic ATF
6 oz. of STP.

Lifetime supply and a great oil for anything on a gun that moves.
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Oh no!! Automotive products on a GUN!!??!!

GASP!!

No no no no. You must purchase dedicated gun products at 12-40 times the price, and then extol the virtues of that product as it lubricates something moving very slowly, while at the same time denigrating automotive lubricants that are designed to work at many hundreds of degrees and thousands of movements per minute.

Tut tut, dear fellow!!
 

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Don't forget Marvel Mystery Oil. It is ashless when burned, is ideal for gas systems and MSSA (Military Style Semi Automatic) arms, excels in piston driven and direct impingement types. A fair bore cleaner, due to a small percentage of solvents in the mix.

It is around $15 a gallon at Wally World.
 

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Long ago it was also suggested that you put a pound of lanolyn (buy it at a drug store) and if I remember correctly it's not cheap, to make it less harsh on your hands. You have to keep it shook up but it does work.
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I have been out in the hunting field and lubed up guns by using drops of oil from the car's dipstick. Our forefathers lubed their guns with drips of fat from the meat they were cooking. Any oil is better than metal to metal contact. I always tell people that Beretta and Perazzi guns are supposed to be lubed with olive oil. How many of us had old uncles that never used anything but 3 in 1 oil?

But seriously, I think we way overthink the lubricants. Like Aus said, automotive products are plenty suitable for the minor lube needs of a gun.
 

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There are a lot of people who believe their guns spin at 6,000 RPMs and endure the extreme temps of Formula 1 brakes.

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There are a lot of people who believe their guns spin at 6,000 RPMs and endure the extreme temps of Formula 1 brakes.

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Well, A 9mm round fired from a Glock 17 at 1230fps will have an rpm of 56,228 as a result of the 1:15.75 twist rate. The slowest rpms will be the slow moving bullets out of slow twist barrels like.45ACP and.22LR which will be down around 37,350rpm (.45ACP) and 48,150rpm (.22LR out of a rifle barrel).
 

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Well, A 9mm round fired from a Glock 17 at 1230fps will have an rpm of 56,228 as a result of the 1:15.75 twist rate. The slowest rpms will be the slow moving bullets out of slow twist barrels like.45ACP and.22LR which will be down around 37,350rpm (.45ACP) and 48,150rpm (.22LR out of a rifle barrel).
Ugh.

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Had a local retired Air Force Major who added acetone to the mix!
Works great for plastic wad fouling in shotgun barrel and choke tubes.
But not because of the acetone. Put a wad in a glass bottle. Add acetone to completely submerge the wad. Put a tight sealing lid on the bottle. Watch the wad. A year later. How much did that wad dissolve?
 
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