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It's the the gooey grease in old milsurp rifles.......this much I know.....what I want to find out is;

Is it a special type of grease with properties that make it a "must use" in rifles?......if so where do you buy it and is it called something else on the commercial market?

If it is not necessary to re-grease with cosmoline....then what type of grease does the collective experience of this forum recomend?

( I have stripped and cleaned an old M96 Swedish Mauser and need to re-grease those places that had it )

Any info greatfully received


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As far as I understand it, it is used for preservation, i.e. if you are going to throw it in an armory for say 10 years or so. Or ship it in a container across the ocean.

You want to clean that stuff completely off, and DO NOT REAPPLY it if you plan to shoot the rifle.

You should not need any "grease" but just good firearms oil (rem oil, etc). This is all you need for lubrication.

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Mel......

"re-grease" was a bit misleading........
I was thinking of it more as a preservitive for under the barrel, between it and the wood etc.....not in the working parts, which I do lightly coat with gun oil.


If it's a long term storage or shipping product, it may be usefull to have some at hand anyway.....never know when it might be required.

Thanks for the in-put.
 

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To protect the metal under the stock, I like to use a product called "Super Lube"

This stuff comes in an aerosol can. It contains teflon. When you spray it, it comes out as an oil; however, it thickens into a very slippery high tech grease.

Use it very sparingly under the handguards etc. Super Lube does not contain any petroleum; it is a totally synthetic product.

And it works for long term storage. I once crated and stored my guns for 4 years. They were all protected with Super Lube and it worked perfectly.

Check it out: http://www.super-lube.com

Mad
 
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