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What oil in M1 Carbine Oiler?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by shotgunjoel, Dec 7, 2009.

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  1. shotgunjoel

    shotgunjoel Member

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    So really dumb question, but what oil should you put in the oiler for an M1 Carbine? I've put Rem-Oil into little vials before, but it expanded and cracked the plastic. So what should I use? Thank you and Merry Christmas.
     
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    Breakfree or any good gun oil should be fine, I have always used grease on my M1 carbines for most moving parts.
     
  3. USSR

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    Why, USGI LSA weapons oil, of course.:)

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    Get yourself a U.S. 30 M1 carbine Operating manual.

    Grease were it is supposed to be greased and oil were it's supposed to be oiled.

    Any, motor grade oil will do in a pinch, in warm climates you can even use a good synthetic gear lube type lubricant.

    honestly, there is no 'special' weapons oil required for the M1...the only thing special is that you oil and grease the rifle at all.

    The best concoction pertaining to lube I have ever used was a mixture of Di-Electric silicone grease mixed with 50 weight mineral aviation type oil(no ash).
    (this is actually the recipe for a well known weapons oil)

    Militec-1 is good also, LSA and what they used in WWII CLP(Cleaner, Lubricant, Protectent)such as from Royal Lubricants, While I think it has been discontinued, and a newer 'mix' has taken its place... the trade name is 'Royco 463' it is mil-spec, has a NSN...all that stuff.
     
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    yeah, I got that part done, it's just that it seemed that the Rem Oil expanded in another container that I used and was worried if this would happen with other oils, and what oil others use.
     
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    If Uncle Sammy wanted you to use grease, he would have provided greasepot storage, not an oiler.
     
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    Actually, Uncle Sammy tells you to use both, grease on some parts, and oil on others.
     
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    lol i got a good laugh out of this one don't know why.
     
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    I'm not sure that you understand Army thinking. :D

    Maybe a quick viewing of the movie "stripes" would help. ;)
     
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    In reality, The 1947-dated carbine TM I have recommends grease be used only when the carbine is exposed to salt water or long periods of rain. Oil lubricant is to be used otherwise. Hence, the army supplying an oiler, not a grease pot.
     
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    ...In any case, lubricants have advanced quite a bit since the carbine was introduced. I use Weaponshield CLP on all my firearms, and that is what is in my carbine oiler. Weaponshield is slightly thicker than Breakfree, and has properties which seem to keep it in place better than other liquid lubricants.
     
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