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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Afy, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. Afy

    Afy Member

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    I havent made lube in over a year. I know bad me...

    However the recipie as I remember it was 2 parts of beeswax, 1 part of Crisco and I am not sure if it was 1 part of Parafin or something else.

    I checked my BP bag, and the half tub of crisco in there still seems OK. No smell or anything. :what:
     
  2. sharps59

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    I use 50/50 liquid form nothing else.
     
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    rifle mentioned more than 1 recipe for lube pills, but then stated that the recipe was equal amounts (or 1/3) of beeswax, paraffin and mutton tallow.

    See rifle's posts #4 on page 1 & #29 on page 2 of this thread:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=249746&highlight=lube+pills+ingredients+recipe

    He also said that his wife Junk Yard Dog sells the pills if anyone wants to try them. Call 740-824-5566.

    I guess that most folks substitute Crisco for mutton tallow (Baaaaa!:D).
     
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    Gary posted a good one a few days ago. here it is

     
  5. Afy

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    Well being as I am in France I dont think Junkyard Dog is going to help.
    But 1/3 of Beeswax, Crisco and Parafin certainly will.
     
  6. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Make your own lube is now part of black powder essentials.
     
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    I always start my lube with a 50/50 crisco /beeswax mix ...after it cools and it`s too firm I reheat and add liquid corn oil to get it right ...sometimes it may take reheating 2 or more times ..but It works well . I make up large batches and store way back in the fridge so it doesn`t get in the wife`s way ...but this way I`m only mixing about once a year .
     
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    I haven't had to make any Lube all this year since my bud gave me a Huge Tube of Bore Butter for Christmas :cool::rolleyes: but my normal mix is 50/50 of Beeswax & Crisco for my C&B revolvers "including for the wads on the ones that does like Wads" & 45% Beeswax, 50% Crisco 5% of Vegetable oil for my patches "PRB's."
     
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    I just use beeswax and vegetable/olive-oil....no firm percentage, as this varies by use/season...microwave works fine on lower power settings....
     
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    good idea
     
  11. JNewell

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    The formula in the thread "Found! Proper Felt to Make Wads!" has worked incredibly well for me. It doesn't smell, it doesn't turn to liquid on hot days, it makes cleanup quite easy...nuthin' not to like!
     
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    for patching round ball try lubeing the patch with Go-Jo white or similar hand cleaner. doesn't take much to wet a patch.
    don't use the orange stuff that has pumice grit in it.
    to soak felts in I use lard/beeswax mixture.
     
  13. Tony Sopranno

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    I was lurking on another forum regarding this same topic and there were maybe about a hundred different formulas for bullet/wad home brew lubes, etc.

    I kind of lean toward the 40% paraffin, 40% mutton tallow, 20% beeswax combo myself, since it came out of a February 1943 issue of the American Rifleman (p.31). And... I also have a supply of 'free' beeswax here on the property -- two hives going at present.

    After reading all the different recipes, on the other forum it seems that nearly anything works great as long as it doesn't contain the hydrocarbon molecules that's seen in petro-based oil or grease.

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=26524

    I may experiment with paraffin, beeswax, and beef tallow (or plain bacon fat and Crisco) and throw in some olive oil to thin it out so it soaks into the dry felt wads, and then add some Murphy's Oil Soap as an emulsifier. I suppose Ballistrol could be substituted for Murphy's Oil Soap too.

    It seems to me it's matter of what you have around -- the cheaper the better, and 'free' is even better still... :banghead:

    If anyone has time go to this other forum to see all kinds of strange brews, that some people swear by...
     
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