Best smelling gun oil.


January 6, 2005, 10:22 PM
What's the finest smelling firearm petroleum product?

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January 6, 2005, 10:41 PM

January 6, 2005, 10:44 PM
FP-10. It smells like cinnamon.

Standing Wolf
January 6, 2005, 10:50 PM
Hoppe's No. 9 not only does a good job on your guns, but makes a great after-shave lotion.

January 6, 2005, 10:52 PM
Yep, got to second that Hoppes No. 9.

January 6, 2005, 10:53 PM
Hoppes #9
"It's a gun clearner, it's a floor wax, it's a vaginal ******"

January 6, 2005, 11:11 PM
Well, they're both synthetic (so no petroleum), but I find the smell of Militec-1 and Slip2000 to be the least offensive.


January 6, 2005, 11:24 PM
Solvent - Hoppe's No. 9 the old favorite.

Personally today -

G96 Gun Treatment, "best" smell for both a Solvent and Gun oil . Great thing is the smell goes away quickly so no tell-tale for CCW or Hunting...

January 6, 2005, 11:28 PM
remington by far.. nice and old fashioned smelling

January 6, 2005, 11:33 PM
Cosmolene :D

January 7, 2005, 12:01 AM
Whatever works.

I like Butch's gun oil - Nice, simple, and his solvent is great.

And yeah, Butch is a real person.

January 7, 2005, 12:25 AM
FP-10 without a doubt.

Duke of Lawnchair
January 7, 2005, 12:56 AM
FP-10 will be my vote.

January 7, 2005, 01:26 AM

January 7, 2005, 01:29 AM
Another vote for FP-10.

cracked butt
January 7, 2005, 01:39 AM
Birchwood Casey Sheath

January 7, 2005, 01:55 AM
Outer's Gun Oil.

January 7, 2005, 02:33 AM
I add a drop of tanning oil to the mix.

January 7, 2005, 03:14 AM
hoppe's 9

January 7, 2005, 04:09 AM
G-96 Foaming Gun Oil

It's been off the market for twenty years but it smelled good enouth to eat. :D

January 7, 2005, 10:22 AM
EEzox, but as becomes more of a dry lube, maybe it doesn't count. But it sure does smell....good.


January 7, 2005, 11:02 AM
Oil of Olay, big boy. :evil:

January 7, 2005, 11:03 AM
Birchwood Casey Sheath

Ah the memories of childhood and father cleaning his Python.

January 7, 2005, 11:35 AM
When I want to remember old hunting and camping trips--Hoppes 9

When I want my wife to like me--FP-10


Series 70
January 7, 2005, 12:30 PM
My wife is very sensitive to smells and has forbidden me from using Hoppe's #9 in the house. Break Free is pretty neutral-smelling.

January 7, 2005, 02:44 PM
M-Pro 7 Mil-Spec CLP.
It does not smell at all.

G96 Gun Treatment if you like a lubrcant with some 'essence' to it.

January 7, 2005, 03:06 PM
gotta go with the cosmo (cosmoline)

January 7, 2005, 03:14 PM

January 7, 2005, 03:18 PM
Breakfree or Militec.....

roy berkeley
January 7, 2005, 03:19 PM
Back in the late 50s I was in Western Europe and discovered a product called "Ballistol". I think it was manufactured in West Germany; I remember buying it first in Switzerland. It worked well enough, but I especially liked the smell of it.
When I returned to the States, I could not find it anywhere, so I sighed, shrugged and went on to other products. Then, a few years ago, I learned that "Ballistol" is available in the US. I hurried to mail-order a small aerosol can of it, and eagerly sprayed some onto a metal surface and sniffed it. It wasn't the Ballistol I remembered! Either the manufacturer has changed the formula or I'm going senile. (Hmm. It occurs to me that the two alternatives outlined here are *not* mutually exclusive.)

January 7, 2005, 04:02 PM
Hoppes #9, followed closely by cosmoline.

Of course, I also like the smell of burnt gunpowder. No, not Wolf, but Winchester white box.

January 7, 2005, 04:08 PM
Hoppe's #9 of course.

Anything else is unacceptable. :cool:

January 7, 2005, 05:47 PM
SLightly OT even though I shoot/clean every week, the first whiff of CLP always puts me right back at Parris does the smell of rain hitting a hot July asphalt "Grinder" :what:

10 Ring Tao
January 7, 2005, 05:51 PM
The smell of Break free CLP and Hoppes always puts me at ease whenever I walk into my workshop.

January 7, 2005, 05:54 PM
Not too many milsurpers, I see (or, maybe many that have cleaned cosmo off one too many guns :p )

I don't know how you guys say CLP doesn't smell. It's about the smelliest to me.

January 7, 2005, 06:53 PM
I like FP-10 too.

January 7, 2005, 06:56 PM

January 7, 2005, 07:26 PM
Hoppe's "orange bottle." Odorless.

January 7, 2005, 07:43 PM
KY warming jelly
The jelly people realy outdid them selves.

Dave Markowitz
January 7, 2005, 08:19 PM
Oil: FP-10

Solvent: Hoppe's No.9

I like Ballistol as a product but it smells like stinky feet! Likewise, Kroil is an excellent solvent/penetrating agent but it REEKS.

January 7, 2005, 08:34 PM
While not a petroleum product, I like Thompson Center's Bore Butter. Always thought it smelled like Ben Gay. Season your muzzleloader and treat sore/aching muscles with the same product. :p


January 7, 2005, 08:40 PM
Hoppe's #9
I also like the smell of that pine scented T/C bore butter.
But I like a good hit of anhydrous ammonia every so often at work, too. Smells like money to a refrigeration guy

January 7, 2005, 09:11 PM
FP-10 smells good enough to put on pancakes.

cracked butt
January 7, 2005, 10:34 PM
While not a petroleum product, I like Thompson Center's Bore Butter. Always thought it smelled like Ben Gay. Season your muzzleloader and treat sore/aching muscles with the same product

After breaking the onerous and tough to quit habit of chewing tobaco, my favorite being kodiak wintergreen, the first time I smelled Bore Butter, I kind of got the shakes.

January 8, 2005, 03:29 AM
Hoppe'd #9, my wife loves it when I clean the guns in the living room :rolleyes: .

January 8, 2005, 09:35 AM
You, know, I tried FP-10 yesterday at the gun shop and I could barely smell it. Just put half a drop on my finger. Felt kind of strange--they should have tester bottles! :D

What's the most pleasantly fragrant oil?

Desert Dog
January 8, 2005, 10:17 AM
Birchwood Casey Sheath followed closely by Breakfree CLP.

January 8, 2005, 11:03 AM
G-96 best solvent - oil product for firearms

Smells excellent to boot.


June 1, 2006, 03:15 PM
I use G96, I like the smell... Now Bore butter smells and tastes like those wax lips and teeth we used to get when we were kids... I am glad it's non-toxic, cause I ate some.:D :D

June 1, 2006, 04:03 PM
I can't believe no one has yet asked WHY this thread was started :p !

But I'll play along... FP-10 is my all-purpose cologne with a dash of Boeshield T9 thrown in for good measure.

I will also concur with an earlier reply however... that you'd be hard pressed to beat Eezox when you want to make a lasting impression during a brief encounter with the doll of your dreams...

June 1, 2006, 04:11 PM
Ballistol :)

It's great on salads too.

June 1, 2006, 05:03 PM
Wheel bearing grease.


June 1, 2006, 06:24 PM
I prefer the cinnamon smell of FP-10. Besides that, it works great as a lube and as a preservative, and it makes the next cleaning easier.

June 1, 2006, 06:50 PM
Got to be Hoppe's Potion #9

Do they put something in there to make it smell that way?

June 1, 2006, 07:11 PM
G-96 is back on the market!

I bought some after finding out that fine-smelling product was used by the folks at Rock River on my new AR-15.

Smells almost as good as a sexy woman scantily clad and wearing fine perfume.


June 1, 2006, 07:32 PM
Hoppe's 9 has a wonderful aroma, as does cosmoline:what:

June 1, 2006, 08:44 PM
there is a cleaning product that is colorless, stainless , comes in a steel blue can , i think it is called gunslick. it is made with cedar, and it works great.

June 1, 2006, 08:53 PM
I recently bought an AR15 from Rock River Arms and the wife & I noticed how good it smelled. Steve from RRA at said RRA uses G96 CLP on their products.
Where do you get G96?

June 1, 2006, 08:54 PM
My first hunting trip at age 11 with my Dad was followed by cleaning the guns with Hoppe's #9.

37 Years later it works just as good and still brings back the smell from that first hunt. Works great as a cover scent too. :p

10 Ring Tao
June 1, 2006, 09:24 PM
I realize its not meant to go anywhere near guns, but I was using some WD-40 earlier today and that stuff smells sweet as pie.

June 2, 2006, 01:37 AM
I have to go with Break Free. It was the only oil we used in the Army.

June 2, 2006, 08:12 AM
I haven't smelled them all, but G96 is among the best, as is original Hoppes No. 9. Anything that smells better than those two I don't know about. YMMV

June 2, 2006, 09:15 AM
Now Bore butter smells and tastes like those wax lips and teeth we used to get when we were kids... I am glad it's non-toxic, cause I ate some.

Holy mother of God, why would you DO such a thing. You are one sick pup.

I like the smell of WD-40 but I don't use it on my guns and I damn sure have not tasted any, errr, on purpose, well, you know, maybe just a little:D


June 2, 2006, 09:28 AM
Another vote for Eezox.

I also like Hoppe's #9, and Break-Free CLP is okay too.
I have some FP-10 but don't recall what it smells like so it obviously didn't impress me...
I'll keep an eye out for G96.

Master Blaster
June 2, 2006, 09:49 AM

June 2, 2006, 11:51 AM
I clean with M-Pro7 gun cleaner because its non-toxic and has no odor. Nice on the odd chance some gets splashed in your eye.

Hoppe's gun grease has a minty frest smell.

June 3, 2006, 12:03 AM
Hoppes #9, the aroma takes me away to memories of gun cleaning bliss.

Doug b
June 3, 2006, 12:38 AM
Hoppe's #9 and it goes great on ice cream

June 3, 2006, 02:07 AM
You might be a gun nut if you're girlfriend puts a dab of Hoppe's #9 behind her ear to get your attention.....Hasn't happened yet, but if she's around much longer I'm sure it will.

June 3, 2006, 03:15 AM
Outers Nitro Solvent...

MmMm MmMm Good.

June 3, 2006, 05:10 AM
I'm partial to Eezox.

June 3, 2006, 06:42 AM
For smell I have got to go with Kroil.

June 4, 2006, 08:46 PM
#9 gets my vote

June 4, 2006, 09:17 PM
butches for sure

June 4, 2006, 09:19 PM

June 4, 2006, 10:44 PM
One with jasmine in it?

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