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Thread: Homemade Gun Oil

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    Boolit Master

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    I suspect the "whoever came up with the recipe put it in "just because"."
    ...and probably for the smell.

    Also, it's not that different than what is known as "the secret gunshow Gunoil'
    70% Mobil One full synth auto engine oil
    30% STP
    What I like about it is it stays where you put it unlike the thin as water
    stuff sold as gun oil.This is a matter st for semiautomatic firearms.
    as I understand, the STP helps adhere the oil to exterior gun metal to retard finger prints, as well as, the Mobil One doesn't have the rainbow color effect that most petroleum oils have, so it doesn't alter the gun metal Blue color.
    I have been using that mixture for over 20 years, works well!
    Put the mixture in the microwave to warm it so the ingredients will mix well!

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    SW Pa.
    Quote Originally Posted by midland man View Post
    well after reading all of this heres what i been using for over 25 years i use the old fashioned 3-1 oil on all my guns even the wood and it works great! so does anyone else use this oil on their guns??
    I do I'm not in extreme climates or fire my guns excessively in a single range visit , seems to prevent rust as well as any other oil I've tried . IMO just about any oil would works for my general needs when my bottle of 3:1 runs out I'll probably just use some 5w30 since I have a half quart just setting in the shed that should last me 10 or so years .
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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