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Thread: Circa 1900 Lube? Need a recommendation.

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    Actually being caught having real sperm whale oil is no Illegal from what Ive heard. A lot substitute the "steam oils" like canola for it. I suspect JoJoba would work well in ts place also.

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    I was offered some porpoise oil for free one time. I took a picture, but didn't accept it. I wish I would have taken it home.

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    Fat Man ... This recipe is Harry Pope's, vintage 1890's to early 2000's:
    Mutton Tallow 6 oz (Chop, warm and strain through a tea strainer)
    Bee's Wax 2 oz
    Bay (Berry) Wax 4 oz
    Steam Cylinder Oil 2 oz
    Acheson Electric Graphite #2301, 2 heaping tablespoons full (about 170 grains)
    Regards
    John

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    Boolit Buddy Randy Bohannon's Avatar
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    I buy this regular for wiping the bores of my Shiloh's and other B/P guns, local gun store has it on the shelf.

    Also Bear oil cannot be legally purchased, you must harvest yourself or be gifted some.


    https://www.octobercountry.com/bumbl...r-grease-4-oz/

    It is blended with beeswax and some other 'natural ingredients' I have thought of adding some to my B/P lube and seeing if there's any attributes as a lube on a greaser bullet. I use it mainly after the bore is clean and never a speck of rust.
    Last edited by Randy Bohannon; 10-30-2018 at 09:02 PM.

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    Boolit Bub AlexAkai's Avatar
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    my 1902 Sears and Roebuck Catalogue has a recipe http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...Roebuck-recipe
    AlexAkai

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