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Recipe - Home Made Gun Oil/Lubricant

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Post by srp 2/14/2022, 11:52 am

I am looking for the "recipe" for home made gun lubricating oil (not Ed's Red cleaning). I believe it includes auto trans fluid. Thanks

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Post by TomH_pa 2/14/2022, 12:13 pm

https://starreloaders.com/edhall/redoil.html

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Post by hg401 2/14/2022, 2:27 pm

I wonder if this recipe is still "valid" with the new transmission fluids (as opposed to the older Dextron and Mercron).

And what is the advantage over an oil such as Mobil 1?

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Post by sharkdoctor 2/14/2022, 2:54 pm

Search "ngmtu red oil" this site.

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Post by NukeMMC 2/14/2022, 3:39 pm

About 20 years ago, the head of the Match shop at NSWC Crane told me a recipe they found worked great on the SR-25 rifles for increased reliability.  He also recommended it for any AR-type rifle, especially shooting suppressed, as it helped keep carbon buildup from becoming hard and "baked" on.

1 part LPS light weapon oil - general water-displacing lubricant and stable across temperatures
1 part Aviation Hydraulic fluid (Aeroshell 41 works well) - works well under pressure and penetrates into voids, porosity and seams well
2 parts synthetic 2-stroke oil (I use Bel Ray MC1) - provides lubrication in high temperatures and keeps carbon/soot in suspension so it is easier to clean

I now use this on my match pistols as it keeps everything well lubed and easy to clean with just a thin film.
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Post by SteveT 2/14/2022, 3:46 pm

Recipe for gun oil
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1 part oil (gun oil, motor oil, machine oil, whatever is handy)
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Post by Olde Pilot 2/14/2022, 4:28 pm

+1 for Steves solution!

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Post by Foundryratjim 2/14/2022, 5:43 pm

I've been using Amsoil synthetic motor oil for years....

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Post by srp 2/14/2022, 6:33 pm

The recipe that I am trying to find did not use Hoppes at all

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Post by SteveT 2/14/2022, 6:54 pm

This page has a huge collection of homemade gun related chemicals. This link is to the oil section.

https://www.frfrogspad.com/homemade.htm#Oil
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Post by Merick 2/14/2022, 8:20 pm

I'd settle for an oil that wasn't very good, if it just came in a bottle that could actually contain it.

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Post by hg401 2/14/2022, 9:22 pm

Merick wrote:I'd settle for an oil that wasn't very good, if it just came in a bottle that could actually contain it.

I've had success with a small glass bottle with an eye dropper.  Doesn't leak, even when horizontal in my box.

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Post by Axehandle 2/14/2022, 9:45 pm

A NGMTU gunsmith, the original Joe Chambers, gave me the NGMTU mix about 40 years ago.  Here it is in his original handwriting.  FWIW it makes a lot.  Order some oiler bottles from Brownell's. 
Recipe - Home Made Gun Oil/Lubricant HYkgmVW

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Post by djperry2 2/14/2022, 11:25 pm

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That is exactly the recipe Joe gave me 35 -40 years ago. I mixed up a batch. I still have about 3.5 quarts out in the shed. None of us would ever use that much gun oil. Joe was supplying a whole lot of shooters.
He was a good gunsmith. He worked on three of my guns and did excellent work. Joe installed a Kart conversion on my Gold Cup somewhere around 1985. It has been very reliable until the last case of CCISV from about 2 years ago. Ammo related problems. Shoots SV for sf and mini mags for TF & RF. 
My thoughts about the oil would be to split it with 15 or 20 others. I have decided to just buy a bottle of good gun oil when needed going forward.
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Post by Axehandle 2/15/2022, 5:22 am

Nine shooting buddies and each gets a pint.  Smile   
FWIW it is not good for your 22 in cold weather.
Even after giving a couple of quarts to friends, I am still working out of the original batch I made long ago.

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Post by jjfitch 2/15/2022, 2:55 pm

I've been using Mobil 1 5W20 for 30 years. Clings a little better than ATF.  

Lubriplate 105 for grease for the same 30 years. About the same consistency as Wilson's Ultima Lube. 
 
Works well for revolvers as well as semi-autos. I generally quick-clean and lube after around 300 rounds. 

I was shooting around 750-900 rounds a month on the Sheriff's PPC Pistol Team. 

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Post by jglenn21 2/15/2022, 3:23 pm

ATF + Rapid Tap clings as well as anything.. add a  touch of pretty much any hi pressure additive and you're done.. Comp cams cam lube works well as the high pressure additive
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Post by chopper 2/15/2022, 10:49 pm

jglenn21 wrote:ATF + Rapid Tap clings as well as anything.. add a  touch of pretty much any hi pressure additive and you're done.. Comp cams cam lube works well as the high pressure additive
 That cam lube is clingy stuff, I used to have a bag of crater lube, it was used on railroad locomotives. I don't think there's anything stickier that clings like that stuff, unless you get into the greases.

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Post by lyman1903 2/16/2022, 3:47 pm

bought a lot of estates over the years and ended up with a bunch of partial bottle of various snake oils, 

all work ,  as far as general cleaning etc, (what I use it for) and cleaning bores, 

I bought out an older bullseye guy's stuff that had a couple original plastic containers of Ed's Red, 
the acetone and who knows what was evaporated out, but it still was a good lube,, just a bit viscous


a friend swears by slide glide,    i've tried it and it works well
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