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Old 12-20-2010, 02:17 PM   #11
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Default No Gun oil ?

If it gets that bad You won't need it. But, If your willing just Google animal fats as a lubricant. Read the different techniques of how to make your own. And as for a cleaning solvent Google How to make Kerosene. All of which is very simple. Lets all Hope it doesn't come to this, but the know how is worth it.

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Old 12-20-2010, 02:26 PM   #12
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Now, my friend swears up and down that you can use olive or canola oil in firearms and it would work just as well as gun oil for cleaning and preservation purposes.
The Zombie Survival Guide is awesome. The follow up, World War Z is a great read as well.

I think your friend is slightly misinformed, or perhaps his terminology is just off.

You need some sort of solvent for cleaning purposes, the oil is to keep them clean and from rusting.

As such, you can clean most parts with simple soap and water, applied with a little elbow grease. The trick is that you have to get them dry and then lubed with any of the products listed above of a long term lubricant like Fluid Film to keep them from rusting and seizing up.

Anything you could find or salvage from a machine shop or garage would be the first choice. Cooking oils, as stated, just don't have the necessary chemical application in their composition for what you are asking them to do.

In the event you had a piece that you wanted to preserve, store away, and were able to clean it. Use of Canola or Peanut oil, if applied lightly before placing the weapon in some sort of water proof bag ( large ziploc ) probably would not do any harm.

But for running and gunning of a level 4 zombie attack, I would stick with the thick stuff found in motor vehicles everywhere.

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mobile 1 nothing better but grease in my eyes.

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I use Mobil 1 Synthetic for my AR-15. I'm not sure why I haven't been for my handguns. I love Hoppe's oil, but as soon as I'm out, I'll probably stick with the Mobil 1. 2 oz. bottle versus a quart at almost the same price. You can't go wrong!

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Interesting. I haven't heard of using motor oil for guns, but looking at what motor oil IS, it makes sense.

Glad to know I'm not the only person who thinks using olive oil on a gun is wonky, and would damage the gun.

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Cooking oil isn't a good option, IMO. It will cook off and burn unlike Mobil1 and other synthetic motor oils.

Go buy a couple quarts of 5w-30 Mobil1 and that should last you at least a week or two. ;-)

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Every abandoned vehicle has a dipstick under the hood. They make great applicators.

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Glad to know I'm not the only person who thinks using olive oil on a gun is wonky, and would damage the gun.
On the other hand, stir some greens with your gun and you have a delicious salad!
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motor oil, transmission fluid, etc.

Any kind of petroleum based lubricant would work.
Petroleum based anything with a gun is a bad idea. Petroleum based stuff tends to gum up the works in the hot weather and coagulate in the cold unlike synthetic oils. Not to mention that petrol based oils attract particulates like a magnet, even more so than synthetic, why do you think synthetic lasts so long?
I use Rem Oil and will resort to Hoppes #9 if I have caked on crud to desolve but I'm moving to Tetra grease for all my friction surface and using the Rem Oil for its protective values until I can find something better.

When the democrat zombies are beating on your door its a little too late to worry about gun oil, run it dry until you can find the nearest oil pan, dip stick, or if you're lucky you can raid an AutoZone or WalMart that still has some, after all Oil is the last thing people are thinking about in a crisis.
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