I think I over did the Mobil 1 grease

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Pat Riot, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. nofendertom

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    I use the grease that drips off of a pizza to lube my gun and to save some ammo.
    When the gun heats up (about 24-25 rounds) the aroma from the lube makes me hungry.
    I then pack up my gear and go get a pizza---thus saving some ammo.
    Win---Win !!!
     
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    Where's that sperm whale oil when we need it?
     
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    Shooting and pizza...that’s a happy cycle!
     
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  4. Buzznrose

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    Zero lube, as in clean your gun with brake cleaner?

    I doubt you’d get 100K rounds from an unlubricated revolver, but I might be wrong.
     
  5. Pat Riot
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    You may be on to something here. :rofl:
     
  6. Armored farmer

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    That clean, white pizza box just begs to be used as a target.
    What?
    You guys haven't heard of a grease gun?
     
  7. 45 Dragoon

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    Guess it depends on where you live and what you shoot. Some of my customers shoot in desert areas and say grit and grime get everywhere. A lot of my customers shoot cap and ball for Cowboy. You can run a Remington, ROA or Open Top for a season (and some several seasons) without cleaning the action at all.
    All are packed with Mobile1 grease and I send them back with it on the arbor/pin as well. They seem to like the "maintenance free" aspect of it as well. I do the same with cartridge guns. The whole reasoning is - if there isn't anywhere dirt, fouling, unburnt powder can go (in the action), then you won't have "that" as a problem. It's worked for years so no need to go back to cleaning every time you shoot. The same happens with cartridge guns.

    Mike
     
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  8. SwampWolf

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    My mantra used to be, "Better too wet than too dry." Used to be...:scrutiny:
     
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  9. ApacheCoTodd

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    There're a couple of synthetics available that work quite nicely though 3in1, Turbine Oil and ATF if you can stand the smell cover nicely until you find a good synthetic.

    Back at the old Pomona Great Western, I scored 3 or so bottles of actual Japanese Sperm Oil. I intended to use it for ever as it goes a long way. Then, some well-heeled professional fisherman heard about it and gave me obscene money for the lot.

    Todd.
     
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  10. Tallball

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    I drip a tiny drop of oil from my 67 Mustang's 289 down along the cylinder pin.

    By the time my arms are tired, the guns are heated up and I can smell my engine calling me from the parking lot. :)
     
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  11. Ru4real

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    Who cleans guns with break cleaner? Sounds like crazy talk. Hoppes #9 cleaner for me. What parts would wear out in 100,000 rounds in a revolver? The pawl? The cylinder pin? 100,000 rounds would be about 17,000 revolutions at about 2 revolutions per minute. Based on metals used, I’d expect a million revolutions at 2 RPM and shooting cylinder thrust before wear out. So about 150,000 rounds zero lube. I’m currently shooting my revolvers at about 1000 rounds per year. 100 years, then.

    But I’m an idiot, mostly. :)
     
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  12. ApacheCoTodd

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    All the time. I don't think of it so much as a bore cleaner but otherwise, I buy that stuff by the half-case and most goes to guns rather than motor vehicles.

    Brake cleaner, easy-off oven cleaner, ATF, a teapot's water, pine-sol... so many options to the usually up-priced gun-market items.

    Todd
     
  13. 45 Dragoon

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    With all due respect, it's more about keeping an action free and clean . . . lubrication is almost secondary. Again, a packed frame is good for keeping "stuff" out and the parts continuously lubed.
    Unless you're shooting in +350° or -35° weather, Mobile1 will do the trick.

    Mike
     
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    Fun fact, ballistol is edible. Not that I'd know..
     
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  15. SwampWolf

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    And brake cleaner will blind you-be careful and use eye protection whenever using toxic solvents.
     
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    :barf: Blechhh :confused:
    My stomach churned when I read that. I can guarantee that I will never know. ;)
     
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    I will use brake cleaner on my Glocks and rifle actions for cleaning. I then use Mobil 1 oil for lube except where grease is needed on my semiautos. I rarely if ever use brake cleaner on my revolvers. I like Hoppe’s, but I do clean the inner workings with Hornady One Shot. Cleans, lubes and protects.
     
  18. gobsauce

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    It's apparently somewhat common to taste it;
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  19. NeroM

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    Ballistol.....
    Works well,
    Smells odd,
    Is relatively environmentally friendly,
    Fairly inexpensive,
    In use for more than a 100 year
     
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  20. bersaguy

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    I did something similar with the very first gun I bought. It was a mossberg 500, and I had read that I should disassemble, clean and lubricate before I shot it. So, sure enough, I took it all down, cleaned it up, and applied a healthy dose of hoppe's gun oil to the bolt, the rails and every pin in there. I had oil shaking out of every nook and cranny with every shot for at least the first 6 or 7 boxes of ammo. That's when I learned my "the bigger the gob, the better the job" mantra didn't apply here.
     
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  21. hdbiker

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    YA THINK !!!... hdbiker
     
  22. DR505

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    Along these lines I was doing my LE M-4 qualification with a buddy. He pulled out a can of CLP and hosed down his M-4 right before shooting. The second he touched off a round everyone near him starts choking and gasping with watery eyes. Turns out a can of OC Spray looks amazingly like a can of CLP!
     
  23. WheelGunMan

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    WoW! A little grease is an understatement. I use minimal oil on all my firearms. If you can see it after reassembly you used to much.
     
  24. 45 Dragoon

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    So, if you pack the frame with grease and can't see it, it must be OK . . .

    Mike
     
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  25. cfullgraf

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    Red Line Race synthetic motor oil does not have the additives that street Mobil 1 has. I use Red Line in my race car but I add a half quart of Mobil 1 to get some anti-rust additives.

    For a while, I’d lube my sliding contacts in guns with synthetic greases. Over time, the oils would evaporate leaving the clays behind. Guns that I do not shoot much, I coat with oil and then lube them up with oil and grease if I want to shoot them.

    I really do not feel the additives in motor oils and greases will hurt a firearm. But long term storage can cause issues as the lubricant evaporates over time.
     
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