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Old June 18, 2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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Vintage rifle cleaning

I just picked this up off a internet auction site, just for shins and grins.

The brand is outers. The slotted tip and jag are plastic.

Does anyone have a guess as to the date these were made?

Do oils or solvents for bad?

The silver tube is anhydrous graphite, is this grease?
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Old June 18, 2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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That kit is from the late 1970s-early 1980s. In the 1960s, Outers cleaning kits came in folded and spot welded metal boxes with a snap-fit lid. Hoppes kits had a hinged top. In the late 1960s, Outers switched to a stamped metal box with a stamped metal tray inside. In the late 1970s, they switched from stamped metal boxes to injection molded plastic boxes with a metal tray inside. In the mid 1980s, they switched to trays molded in as part of the cleaning kit box.
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Old June 18, 2013, 11:22 AM   #3
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Good old GunSlick

What do you mean, Vintage !! ....
I'm using this same stuff, every day. Now then I could not identify, by your description, anhydrous graphite. Then looking at the tube, you have a tube of Good-Old, Gunslick. This was not part of the original kit but a bonus for you. Yes, it's grease and more. It's the older version of what some folk today, use; Moly Coat. Use this sparingly on contact points like sears. ......

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Old June 18, 2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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Re: Vintage rifle cleaning

Great! Thanks for the info!
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Old June 18, 2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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Still have parts of one of these. Good find. I'd put that in the vintage ammo cabinet here, looks pretty good.
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