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Replacement for Marvel gun oil?

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Post by straybrit 6/25/2021, 8:00 pm

I've been using Marvel gun oil for a long time. Even after Progold bought it and labelled it MFR-7. Unfortunately they seem to have stopped manufacturing it and so I need an alternative.

Opinions and suggestions welcome.

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Post by Dcforman 6/25/2021, 8:13 pm

For lubrication, I use Gunfighter. I like it, no issues. Available through KC.

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Post by chiz1180 6/25/2021, 8:31 pm

+1 to gunfighter

Shooters choice FP-10 or Lucas Extreme Duty work too

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Post by Tripscape 6/25/2021, 9:03 pm

Please don't hate on me, I use 5w-30 synthetic. Reasons - cheap, abundant, you can pour into smaller containers. Low viscosity, but sticks very well to surface without running off. Synthetic, just like others. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000KKJQS2/ref=ppx_yo_mob_b_return_o1_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Post by zanemoseley 6/25/2021, 9:04 pm

I use Slip 2000 EWL for a lot of light cleaning and lubrication of all my high dollar stuff and never let me down. Our requirements in BE are pretty loose, we're not exactly shooting full auto machine guns in Iraq, I've thought of even just trying low weight Mobil1 synthetic but haven't yet.

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Post by BE Mike 6/26/2021, 6:52 am

I hope this doesn't turn into another WD-40 thread!affraid
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Post by james r chapman 6/26/2021, 7:59 am

BE Mike wrote:I hope this doesn't turn into another WD-40 thread!affraid

Ok.

3-1 oil
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Post by 10sandxs 6/26/2021, 9:56 am

Depending on which "red oil" recipie you subscribe to, the two major components are ATF and synthetic motor oil...  ATF for the detergents to keep fouling loose and oil for, well, oil... the other stuff commonly in the recipie like acetone, hoppes, STP are all just rheology modifiers (viscosity)

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Post by Tripscape 6/26/2021, 10:13 am

I vote no detergents especially if your gun has any melonite treatment on any of the parts. Dan Wesson owners have been finding this the hard way. Too many nice finishes ruined.

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Post by jglenn21 6/26/2021, 11:14 am

Stp has a ton of ZDDP anti wear in it..
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Post by SteveT 6/26/2021, 11:25 am

Synthetic motor oil. A quart is enough to last a few decades.
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Post by Froneck 6/26/2021, 12:59 pm

Transmission fluid is also a good lubricant.

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Post by inthebeech 6/26/2021, 5:34 pm

Bar and chain oil.  Cheap, eco-friendly, harmless to wood and sheer strength and wear resistance many times greater than hydrocarbon-based oils.  Basically canola oil with appropriate additive package for the things canola (rapeseed) doesn't do well.  It's also good as a drill/tap fluid in your shop.  Don't cook with it.
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Post by straybrit 6/26/2021, 6:02 pm

Bar and chain oil

You mean like this? Sounds interesting and not something I would have ever thought of.

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Post by Kp321 6/28/2021, 7:10 am

Tripscape wrote:I vote no detergents especially if your gun has any melonite treatment on any of the parts. Dan Wesson owners have been finding this the hard way. Too many nice finishes ruined.
Thanks for the tip, I had not heard the problem with Melonite finishes. I don’t have anything but blued or Ceracoat finishes myself so will continue with my Royal Purple Synfilm.

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Post by Tripscape 6/28/2021, 7:21 am

Yes, here is a thread about it. 

https://www.1911addicts.com/threads/guardian-duty-finish-damage.50123/

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Post by 10sandxs 6/28/2021, 7:42 am

Tripscape wrote:Yes, here is a thread about it. 

https://www.1911addicts.com/threads/guardian-duty-finish-damage.50123/
Not sure that's the same issue... looks to be an issue specifically with Dan Wessons coating. Glocks are Melonite and don't have issues...

As with many things, those finishes sound the same, but are NOT...

Btw that thread degraded quickly...

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Post by bob finger 6/28/2021, 9:08 am

Marvel Mystery Oil.  Cheap, easily obtainable, works fine, red in color and the name contains "Marvel". bob

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