Originally Posted by John_Deer
I have guns that are pretty old that were cared for with WD 40 for many years They still look like new and have no unusual wear. I have a BAR that was made in the 1930's that I hunt with every season. It's in better than 90% condition. I have a super blackhawk that I left in the bottom of a boat all winter. The Ruger isn't in super good shape but it's not bad. I cleaned both with WD 40 until Remoil came out. At one point WD 40 was the most highly recommended gun cleaner/lubricant on the market. I use CLP to maintain my guns now because it is very easy to use.
part of the reason i don't use WD40 anymore is i just don't think it's the same composition as it was years ago. it won't even loosen rusty bolts very well anymore. i used it for many years with good results, but i refuse to use it anymore. there are just way better products than WD40 now.