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Old July 21, 2014, 01:20 AM   #26
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The Balistol Story

The oil is biodegradable, is useful to protect wood and leather.
Been around since 1904.
Good stuff and really good for cleaning up black powder weapons.
One drawback tho. It STINKS. I spilled a small amount in my garage and it
killed bugs, spiders, & such.
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Old July 28, 2014, 11:36 PM   #27
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I could only stand of few seconds of that video, and I was torn, because that revolver looked good to me.

I am glad TFL has the talent to straighten this out and I don't have to do anything.

I put Ballistol on my Luger to make it smell authentic.
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Old July 30, 2014, 04:08 PM   #28
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Been using it for years now without any problems. All types of finishes, nickel plated, stainless, blued, you name it. Love it for black powder, mix 50/50 with water and use a pump spray bottle to spray down hard to reach areas. Keeps wood and rubber butt plates looking spectacular. Glad my ignorance helped me find a great product.
Smells awful but eh, what can you do?
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Old July 30, 2014, 04:49 PM   #29
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I guess I'm weird but I really don't mind the smell.
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Old August 2, 2014, 03:21 PM   #30
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Ballistol is a wonderful product -- I've used it for years on ALL my firearms.

Like fluoride it ought to be put in our water supply !!! Ha.


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Old August 26, 2014, 09:56 AM   #31
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My only gripe is it stinks and yet somehow that smell grows on you...

Use it as directed and there are no issues. I have been using it for years on my nickel plated Springfield 1884 TD.

Slather? Really?? I concur with the total loss of credibility when the fbombs cames out.
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Old August 26, 2014, 02:24 PM   #32
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Ballistol is great. I even found a new use for it recently. I'm a sax player in a band. A couple of weeks ago we played an outdoor show and got caught out in the rain. Saxophones don't like that. Toward the end of the 3rd set one of my keys starting sticking open. I was all out of key oil so as soon as I got home I took the horn out of the case, dried it down real good and sprayed the sticky key with Ballistol. It immediately started working normally again. The horn is a very nice 1931 Conn and I would never try something like that if I didn't have complete confidence the Ballistol wouldn't hurt it.
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