Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Grease for Garands?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Remander, Sep 29, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Remander

    Remander Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    447
    Just got my first Garand. The CMP manual says to use grease (not oil) on certain parts.

    Any suggestions on what kind of grease? Will regular old bearing "grease gun" grease do, or is there a gun-specific grease that I should look for?

    Thanks
     
  2. ocabj

    ocabj Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2003
    Messages:
    2,383
    Location:
    Riverside, CA
    If you want to order it, get the milspec Lubriplate from Brownells. Otherwise, just get wheel bearing grease from your local auto parts store.
     
  3. Remander

    Remander Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    447
    Thanks. I'll likely go the el cheapo route unless someone talks me out of it.

    Thanks again
     
  4. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    6,134
    Truth be told, about any good grade, heat and water resistant grease will do.

    Lubriplate is a lithium grease.
     
  5. .45&TKD

    .45&TKD Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,077
    How about Militec Grease?
     
  6. Dr. Dickie

    Dr. Dickie Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,186
    Location:
    Jacksonville Beach, FL
    +1 on the Mil-tec grease.
    I am a former auto mechanic (haven't been one since 1976), and I have found the Mil-tec grease to be of exceptial quality.
    I have not tried a lot of other wheel bearing greases lately (so there certainly may be other high quailty stuff out there), but I can say the Mil-tec is top notch.
     
  7. Dave Markowitz

    Dave Markowitz Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    7,008
    Location:
    Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Another good grease is Shooter's Choice. I like how it comes in a syringe which make application easier and neater.
     
  8. gaweidert

    gaweidert Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    146
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    I have uses a lot of different greases. Currently I am using a moly grease that came from an auto parts store. All teh stuff mentioned above is good too.
     
  9. Jmurman

    Jmurman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    661
    Location:
    MD
    When I got my SA Service Grade 3 years ago I started with Castrol wheel bearing grease.

    One thing I can say is that if you do any sustained fire i.e 50-60 rounds over a short period of time those types of grease will melt with the heat.

    I use Lubriplate now.
     
  10. ATAShooter

    ATAShooter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    909
    Location:
    Virginia
    Plastilube. Do a Google on Scott Duff, he sell it. OR 3.00 on ebay will get you 10 orig grease pots with it, or some surplus places have a case w/ 144 pots for about8 to 10 dollars.
     
  11. Devonai

    Devonai Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2003
    Messages:
    3,855
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I have never had a problem with Sta-Lube lithium wheel bearing grease and $5 got me more than a lifetime supply at an auto parts store.

    Jmurman mentioned his brand liquefying and, FWIW, that's never happened to me even after as much as 104 rounds in one sitting. Perhaps not all generic lithium grease is created equal.
     
  12. Jmurman

    Jmurman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    661
    Location:
    MD
    Devonai, I said that the Castrol was what liquefied, not the lithium based Lubriplate.
     
  13. Devonai

    Devonai Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2003
    Messages:
    3,855
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Sorry, I didn't appreciate the difference. Thanks for clarifying.
     
  14. Wes Janson

    Wes Janson Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,962
    Am I the only one who gets grease splatters on their glasses from the first few shots, firing a Garand?
     
  15. Nicky Santoro

    Nicky Santoro Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    558
    I've been well pleased with Tetra grease. I use it on the Garands, M1 carbine, and Mini-14. In FM 23-5 there is a good drawing of where to apply the grease.
    FWIW
    YMMV
     
  16. P99guy

    P99guy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    Messages:
    43
    Location:
    FT. Worth, Tx
    Wes, your not the only one...My M1 spatters greese on ye ole glasses quite well when fired.
     
  17. Remander

    Remander Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    447
    Another reason for me to get Lasik. Thanks
     
  18. Wes Janson

    Wes Janson Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,962
    You'd rather have grease in your eye? ;)
     
  19. Onmilo

    Onmilo Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    9,773
    Location:
    Illinois`
    I use Tetra Gun Grease mixed with a little M-Pro 7 CLP oil on my semi automatics.
    Tetra is an excellent lubricant and the CLP adds a rust preventative which the Tetra does not do.

    I don't care for Mil-Tech grease the stuff just stinks too bad in my opinion.

    If you are getting grease on your glasses you are way overlubricating, even with lubriplate.
    A thin, thin film is all that is neccessary.

    That is one of the things I like about Tetra/M-Pro7CLP mix, it takes a very small amount of lubricant to obtain satisfactory results and it last a very long time.
     
  20. Jeff F

    Jeff F Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,507
    Location:
    Silver Springs NV
    Get a tube of the Slick 50 grease and don't look back. IMO the best grease out there.
     
  21. Swampy

    Swampy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    906
    Location:
    SouthWest MO
    Ditto....


    Swampy

    Garands forever
     
  22. BoySetsTheFire

    BoySetsTheFire Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Lubriplate comes in many flavors. Brownells sells the MIL SPEC 130, specifically formulated for the M1 garand.
     
  23. MechAg94

    MechAg94 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Messages:
    4,748
    I have just used Hoppes gun grease. It seems to work well.

    One thing to remember is that you don't need very much. Find a guy at a good sized gun show that sells those little grease pots for the M1. Each little grease pot has the amount of grease you are supposed to use. It ain't very much. I found an old guy at a Pasadena gun show selling lots of US mil-surp parts and accessories. I think they were 12 cents each or something. I haven't had a chance to use the grease that comes in them yet though.

    I thought I would mentioned that since I haven't had grease fly into my eye. Maybe you are using too much?
     
  24. Swampy

    Swampy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    906
    Location:
    SouthWest MO
    Actually, each of those little grease pots that fits in the buttstock has enough grease to completely lube your M1 AT LEAST a half dozen to a dozen times. All you need an any one location on the rifle is a THIN FILM of grease. If you can see a gob of grease in any one location, you have used about 5 times too much.

    Just my thoughts,
    Swampy

    Garands forever
     
  25. Remander

    Remander Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    447
    I found this on the CMP site: http://www.civilianmarksmanship.com/accessoryhtml/accgreasepots.html

    These yellow topped thumbnail sized capsules have a screw on lid and contain a thick grease that looks like earwax. This grease is known as Plastilube and it is resistant to heat and water. Plastilube in more traditional packaging is available commercially in larger quantities.

    We have also heard that some people have found similar pots with another good M1 grease called Lubriplate in them.

    The nice thing about these little 'pots' is that a couple of them can be popped into the buttstock of the M1 Garand Rifle for use in the field. Each pot contains just about enough grease to lube your M1 after a good cleaning.

    Here is a pic:
    accgreasepots2.jpg
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page