A few weeks ago I changed my cleaning solution and oil just because kerosin smells up the house something fierce. Well I went shooting and then straight to my brothers house and did a quick field strip to wipe the gunk off the rails, ramp, and barrel. Well at about this time I noticed a smell that was new. My pistol smells like cinnimon sp??. Hoppes 9 and I think break free are what I am using.
What does your cleaning mix smell like when you are done?
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July 15, 2003, 03:48 PM
Sounds like you are using FP10 for your lube. It has a cinnamon scent added. FWIW, it supposedly won't be taken for a foreign scent by animals like a petroleum smell would.
July 15, 2003, 03:51 PM
My mil-surps after shooting corrosive ammo always smell apple fresh, literally:D That is the type of dish washing detergent we use.
July 15, 2003, 04:01 PM
July 15, 2003, 04:11 PM
Hang on...drops mag, racks slide-all clear sniff, sniff--um this carry pc smells like blue steel and its been fired :D
....walks to sand bucket, inserts mag racks slide--one in the pipe, tops off mag --back on hip. OK checks other CCW [same drill as before] this one smell like stainless -and its been fired too :D
...walks across to kitchen bar, checks two more, yep unloaded sniff, sniff, Ok the model 10 smells like G96, and the 1911 smells like simple green/ivory soap/and Kleenbore Formula 3--depends on where I sniff. :D
whew!...don't ask about that holster tho'
July 15, 2003, 04:23 PM
a sweet smelling woman!
NO, just kidding - it actually smells like an auto repair shop.
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
July 15, 2003, 04:35 PM
Day before yesterday I was sitting on the front porch talking to my 70-something-year-old neighbor. The talk turned to childhood experiences with guns (she'd gotten a Midway flier that day...everybody sends my fliers and catalogs to her house because I have all my orders sent to her house) and she mentioned that every gun in every corner and closet of every relative's house smelled the same to her as a child - a distinctive metallic smell of some sort.
:D (You know where this is going.)
I fetched a bottle of Hoppe's #9 and I could see all of the memories coming back at the first whiff.
Like seeing a varmint in the garden and shooting a hole in the bedroom floor while she tried to get the shotgun to the bedroom window. I think it traumatized her as a child, but she doesn't hate guns or anything.
July 15, 2003, 04:55 PM
I few months back I started using this cleaner from Bullfrog. Stuff smells like pancake syrup
July 15, 2003, 05:00 PM
Always knew what Hoppes #9 smelled like, guess what I didn't know was what cinnimon smelled like. John
July 15, 2003, 10:35 PM
Mine smells like Kell Lube
July 16, 2003, 09:47 PM
After shooting a few hundred rounds through my SL8, it smells like a piece of Tupperware that was left in the microwave way too long..
It smells the same after a good cleaning..:uhoh:
July 19, 2003, 12:17 PM
It's been in the 90's and I've I've been carrying my Kimber in a leather mid back holster. I don't think I really want to smell it. :uhoh:
July 22, 2003, 03:22 PM
*sniff* Mine smells like clove and citrus.
I use citrus scented degreaser to clean up the gunk and use G96 lubrication treatment. :)
July 22, 2003, 03:57 PM
My Winchester '97 has a varnish smell like antique furniture. Reminds me of my grandmother's old upright piano.
happy old sailor
July 24, 2003, 05:25 PM
mine smell like my woman. dang her hide. hey, honey, you been messin' with my stuff again ? ?
July 25, 2003, 03:29 AM
Beat me too it. :)
July 25, 2003, 10:46 AM
Boiled linseed oil, cause I just did what C.R. Sam says fit and file till the grip fits you. then I put a light coat of boiled linseed oil on them andthey look great a nice matt finish.....
July 25, 2003, 03:16 PM
A beautiful Woman's (my wife's) bussom on a warm spring day.
I use FP-10 and they all smell like cinnamon, with a hint of smoke.
July 25, 2003, 04:55 PM
Breakfree but I REALLY like the smell of powder blast. My guns love me for it.
My Wilson before I sold it smelled like crayons. My M1A smells like paint.