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Old Petzal.....on gun oils

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hookeye, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. DerMerchant

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    Hoppes no.9 for cleaning, high temp grease for lube. That's what I use and it seems to work.
     
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  2. Labguy47

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    Mr Berryhills wonder lube, CLP, gun butter, or any modern lube will do better than motor oil. That’s been my experience over the past 3 decades.
     
  3. AK103K

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    Ive used many of the big name lubes in the past, and the only thing I think they do different or better than synthetic motor oil, is take money out of your pocket.
     
  4. Texas10mm

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    There are two recipes out there. One for the cleaner one for the lube. The cleaner is well known, the lube, not so much.


    Ed's Red lube:

    2-Quarts Synthetic Motor Oil.

    1-Quart Automatic Transmission Fluid. Brand and spec don't matter.

    1-Bottle of original STP. The blue bottle.

    1-7 oz. jar of Hoppe's #9


    Cleaner:

    1 part Dexron II, IIe or III ATF

    1 part kerosene, deodorized K1

    1 part Aliphatic Mineral Spirits (odorless mineral spirits, Stoddard Solvent, Varsol)

    1 part Acetone

    Optional: up to 1lb Lanolin Anhydrous, USP, per gallon. Ok to substitute Lanolin, Modified, Topical Lubricant
     
  5. dak0ta

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    What's the best Mobil 1 synthetic oil weight for pump shotguns, lever actions, and semi-auto shotguns (specifically 870, Marlin 336, and Auto 5)
     
  6. Walkalong

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    Well, you're certainly right about the latter--I've never heard of Ed's Red Lube. Where did you find the recipe?

    It must be based on quite a different philosophy than the cleaner since the point of the cleaner was to use all "hardware store" available products while the lube recipe uses a gun specific product--and a cleaner at that.

    Edited...

    I found that recipe (or similar recipes) from various sources called "bug juice", "Marine Corps Red Oil", or "GI Red Oil" but I can't seem to tie it back to the inventor of Ed's Red Bore Cleaner.
     
  8. Texas10mm

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    I've had the recipe for years. I can't remember where I found it. But it was in an article about Ed's Red.
     
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