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    Default Good article on lubricants

    Good reading here....

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    good read on the lubricants there

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    After a lifetime messing with this subject I can tell anyone that will listen that I do not know of a subject that has less reliable information than anything that has less information on the subject than chemicals, this not just in the firearms field but every aspect of life.


    I really did enjoy the article and would like to than you for the link, I do highly recommend Lubriplate the government started by issuing this lube in WWII and I do miss the days when it was available for a nickle a tube. Yes it was replaced by LSI in the 1960's for the M-60 machine gun and the M-134 Mini-gun. I think it had to do more with cooling in the tropics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    ... I do highly recommend Lubriplate ... .
    Isn't that what they use in San Francisco and Massachusetts?

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    I've been using ATF for years on both the internal and external surfaces. It does a great job where you need a light oil and really makes a good blued surface look great. Another big advantage of ATF not mentioned in the article is the low pour point - ATF is still very liquid a temperatures of -40 or lower

    For rust prevention good old RIG is still hard to beat.

    I've played around with the various greases and currently using some Mobile 100% synthetic stuff. I've also used some of EP greases for high loaded surfaces where it seems to works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    I do highly recommend Lubriplate
    Al, where are you getting your Lubriplate from?

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    I would like to add something to this article (BTW, very good) and that is Anti-Seize compounds are some of the very best greases that you can use. I really like using a nickel based anti-seize, you can not get better protection in between parts. The nickel anti-seize is particularly useful on stainless auto loader slides, to prevent galling. The grease really just carries the powdered nickel. The powdered nickel is like having babbitt bearings between parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Al, where are you getting your Lubriplate from?


    Auto parts supply houses. A tube lasts for years. I really like the engine assembly lube that comes in a tube. Yes it is a white grease like all the rest. This food equipment grease is not all that hard to get, in fact the food grade greases are easy to find.
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