Who knows what grease I have?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by lilbailnick, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. lilbailnick

    lilbailnick New Member

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    Ok so this is 2 things I'm doing here, 1st is I'm bragging about how lucky I was to find this GEM I waited and saved for a long,long,long time! 2nd of the other photo even shows up is I've seen this with other CMP Garand's is this little jar of grease. Does anyone maybe know what grease they've sent in rifle stock cleaning parts? I only ask because if they send them out with the rifle,than it must be what they recommend? Or does anyone have a better suggestion!
     

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  2. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Rumor is that is sterilized earwax collected from dead nazis.
     

  3. lilbailnick

    lilbailnick New Member

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    Can I buy on the interWeb?...lol
     
  4. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    Just because this was sent with the rifle doesnt mean its the best or recommended. These little bottles of grease came with every Garand. There are still cases of the little bottles that show up at gun shows quite regularly. Usually @ 50 cents apiece. I believe to much is made of oiling and cleaning. I find this grease works but not better than many and infireior to other modern lubes. I have used about every kind of oil and grease over the decades. I even had to use motor oil wiped off the dipstick of an engine. They all work. Even used Crisco cooking grease once.
     
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  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That was state of the art in 1936. It is interesting, but not the best available today. Many far better options are commercially available.
     
  7. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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  8. NickySantoro

    NickySantoro New Member

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    Nice item to have to go along with the Garand. That being said, do yourself a favor and actually use Tetra grease.
     
  9. Orlando

    Orlando New Member

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    ANY good quality wheel bearing grease is more thn adequate for a semi auto Garand. Todays grease is much better quality than what was issued with the Garand years ago
    Go to auto parts store and pic up a tube, it will last you a liftime and save you $$$
     
  10. c3shooter

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  11. lilbailnick

    lilbailnick New Member

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    Good stuff and many thanks! I become puzzled with other statements when an argument states that "greasing,oiling and cleaning is or can be overdone" Maybe..? Or I can remind myself that I'd never drive my Truck with out oil or neglect parts that need to be lubricated?
     
  12. Vearl Brown

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    It's called " LUBRIPLATE" and was the standard issue with the rifle when you were going to shoot ( like at the range) otherwise NO grease on the rifle. In Korea it got so cold that this grease would freeze up and the rifle wouldn't operate and they wound up using " VITALS" hair groom for lubrication. That worked and didn't freeze either. Lubriplate also came in quart size cans that the amours used on the rifle range. Or at least they did in the Marine Corps. Regards, Vearl Brown