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Urine on Guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TimboKhan, Nov 23, 2005.

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  1. TimboKhan

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    I think my old man is just having fun with me, but the other day I told him I was considering sending one of my pistols in to be diamond-koted, and he told me that if I wanted, he would do "like the mountain men did" and give my pistol a "rust-blue" coat, which apparently, and most importantly, involves peeing on the exposed metal. Is my old man pulling my leg, or is this something that has a basis in truth? He has the remarkable capacity to come up with these weird little nuggets of trivia, and this time I can't tell if he is joking or not......
     
  2. M-Rex

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    Thank goodness he didn't tell you how to give your pistol a 'plum brown' finish.
     
  3. Preacherman

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    Urea is acidic, and can indeed etch metal, but I don't know that the concentration in human urine is sufficient to do much... otherwise peeing would be a perpetually painful experience! :D
     
  4. Kurush

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    Peeing on your gun will definitely give the steel an oxide finish, but it'll be red not blue :D
     
  5. williamlayton

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    I think my leg is turning yellow.:)
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    thats just not right!
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  7. mete

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    Peeing on metal can cause problems of corrosion. Nitrogen compounds [ammonia etc] will attack copper alloys. The uric acid will attack metals too. metals in warehouses etc have been destroyed by rats peeing on the metal.And I know of a heat exchanger destroyed by people peeing into it !
     
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    I believe Urea (which becomes Ammonia) makes up about 5% of urine.

    Who knows what Urine, Industrial/Pre-Industrial Europe, and mouthwash have in common?
     
  9. Sleeping Dog

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    I don't know about rust-blue, but I'm positive it'll remove copper from the bore.

    Just remember to wash your hands afterwards.

    Regards.

    (I always preferred blue guns. But from now on, I'm sticking with stainless steel) :)
     
  10. Henry Bowman

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    I bet it involves a Frenchman.
     
  11. f4t9r

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    Just say no

    Better pissed off then pissed on
     
  12. GunnySkox

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    Everytime someone posts a crazy thread or a pun on THR, God kills a kitten.

    For the love of kittenity, think of the kittens!

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  13. rustymaggot

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    ive been told it was a old school, backwoods way to clean your gun after using corrosive ammo.
     
  14. The Drew

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    you'd be better off using soap and water if you want to clean out corrosive salts... then running a patch through...
     
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    A whiz-bang:what:
     
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    It was a technique to unfreeze Garands

    In WWII soldiers used this technique to "free" the frozen bolts of the Garands. Wizz wizz and rack the bolt. Personally, if it were that cold I'd be concerned about frostbite. It also was a "medical treatment" for certain soiled injuries. The days of old (300 years ago), urine was used to "bleach" white cloth. Urine combined with doo doo is still a procedure to remove fur from hide at tanners. There are some uses for this substance. :)

    Doc2005
     
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    You reminded me of another one, but first the answer to my question.

    Back before they had mouthwash, they still needed to keep their teeth clean and white. Ammonia would do this job. Where to get ammonia? Urine! That's right, urine was used as mouthwash! The whiter a persons teeth back then, the more piss he gargled.

    Now, HB, you reminded me of this little WW I load of joy.

    What did a full bladder, French troops, and Gas Warfare have in common? (Our Doughboys were smart enough to say No I might add.)
     
  18. Justin

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    As I recall, in order to activate the French gas mask, you had to pee on it.

    What are you doing? Trying to encourage crazy threads on THR?
     
  19. fisherman66

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    That's aweful, urine trouble.
     
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    Well...... I believe this is THEE most insane thread I have ever encountered.....just insane...:scrutiny:
     
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    "Back before they had mouthwash, they still needed to keep their teeth clean and white. Ammonia would do this job. Where to get ammonia? Urine! That's right, urine was used as mouthwash! The whiter a persons teeth back then, the more piss he gargled."

    My great-grandmother grew up in the backwoods in NC (some family members and homesteads are in the foxfire books). She said that it was common if a baby got sores or ulcers in their mouth for the mother to take a cloth diaper that the baby had peed on and use it to rub inside the mouth of the baby. Supposedly the ammonia would kill bacteria and speed up the healing. She said she never would have done it because it was gross to her, but she didn't know if it had been done to her.

    I think urine was also used in the production of some blackpowder.
     
  22. petrel800

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    You mean its not supposed to burn! That's the last trip to Tiajiana I take for a long time.:D
     
  23. SomeKid

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    Justin got it.

    I don't know about you guys, but death might be preferable to sitting in a trench surrounded by guys covered in piss, while I myself had just recieved a golden shower.
     
  24. Chawbaccer

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    It is called chamber lye, one of the top cleaners in the old days before petrolium solvents came along.
     
  25. MNgoldenbear

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    Dropping your drawers in public to do this would constitute a 'flash-whiz-bang'? :D

    And yes, we do seem to be marching happily down the path marked "Sick, Twisted, and Wrong!" :D
     
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