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Old July 15, 2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Lubrication

here is a fun one, and not usual at all.

what is the good lubrication for the cylinder pin on a colt percussion gun?

id like something that gives good rotation, but isnt going to need the same amount of cleaning effort as a still in the cosmoline surplus rifle from the ussr.
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Old July 15, 2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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Bore Butter. I slather the arbors on my Colts with it and they will run 15 stages over three days without any problem as long as it isn't too hot or dry. I rarely have to relube the arbor for a two day match, and I never clean the pistols except for wiping down the outside and the hammer.
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Old July 16, 2011, 01:23 AM   #3
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Yup, Bore Butter is great stuff for arbors. So make that +1.
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Old July 16, 2011, 08:26 AM   #4
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Yup!

What Fingers and 62colt said.
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Old July 16, 2011, 08:44 AM   #5
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I've tried several different types and thickness of products from bearing grease to bore butter. I think bore butter is less messy and as adequate as anything I have used.
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Old July 16, 2011, 08:51 AM   #6
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Somebody on here I think used to advocate Pam cooking spray. I never got around to trying it.
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Old July 16, 2011, 11:36 AM   #7
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I gotta go with bore butter for everything also! It seems to do everything needed to keep my guns running.
I keep my lead balls in plastic bags with a couple drops of Bore butter, It serves 2 purposes, to pre lube the balls for ramming and to hepl preserve the lead. I have had the Bore butter stick to the Balls after 3 months of storage.
Besides it smells good!
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Old July 16, 2011, 01:28 PM   #8
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Somebody on here I think used to advocate Pam cooking spray. I never got around to trying it.
IIRC the PAM recomendation was for Remmies. It left a film on the pin that kept the cylinders spinning freely and the pin easy to remove.
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