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I'm posting this link to some testing of corrosion protectants and lubes for my friends here. I thought there was some good information that could help you decide on what to use.

After reading the blog, I'm ordering some Froglube and some Hornady One Shot to see if either is what I'm looking for in terms of protection that won't damage a stock finish. Good luck

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Interesting self executed experiment, that said I am not sure of two things.

Whether the polystyrene is a good measure of potential damage or not, I note he had to choose something and I doubt he wanted to volunteer a gunstock? And there are a number of guns with poly finishes of one sort or another.

I was not surprised that the number of solvents he selected actually dissolved the polystyrene as they are supposed to deal with plastic wad residue. I was surprised that Eesox did so too. Does make me want to go back and check Eesox on gunstock finish, though I have never had an issue.

Second if I were to repeat his test on several lubes how close the results might be? I did a test on Eesox and CLP a long time ago and Eesox won, maybe it is time to test it against Froglube, except that I have a gallon of Eesox that will take a few years to use up.

It is my belief that simply cleaning and oiling regardless of brand is the important thing, what oil ultimately chosen can make a small difference, but simply oiling correctly is the critical task.


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How much petroleum based oil has to soak into a stock before it displaces water?

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I also believe that regular cleaning and replacement of lubes is more important than the type of lube.

I use vaseline for lubing the contact points of my doubles and Ballistol for locks, ejectors and the exterior because it is not harmful (or at least less harmful) to wood than the usual petroleum based gun oils.

I've never had a corrosion problem and don't foresee an issue unless a firearm is being used in a saltwater environment.

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I have used plain old WD40 for at least 40 years using a sheep skin with the wool on it to wipe down the outside of a gun and always giving the chamber a light shot. NO problems!

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Originally Posted By: FlyChamps
I also believe that regular cleaning and replacement of lubes is more important than the type of lube.

I use vaseline for lubing the contact points of my doubles and Ballistol for locks, ejectors and the exterior because it is not harmful (or at least less harmful) to wood than the usual petroleum based gun oils.

I've never had a corrosion problem and don't foresee an issue unless a firearm is being used in a saltwater environment.


Do yourself and your guns a huge favor, and quit using Vaseline on them. Exceptionally poor shear and EP protection for metal on metal applications.

Literally anything else is better. But, a synthetic EP grease would be best.

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First time I opened up my Purdey the locks were caked in Vaseline Fortunately the wood was not soaked, I cleaned it up and left a very light film of vaseline. I did that as the Purdey care instructions specified it, although like you I have my doubt if it was best.

I have not pursued Purdey as to what they recommend today.


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This test has been around for a while. I first saw it at least 6-7 years ago. Tried Frog Lube. It goes rancid.


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Originally Posted By: canvasback
This test has been around for a while. I first saw it at least 6-7 years ago. Tried Frog Lube. It goes rancid.


Thanks. I did some searching and found a lot of unhappy users. Gummed up mess etc..

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Never heard of an unhappy Frog Luber but another lube that has worked well in one of the more extensive and intensive test is a variant of the wd40 line. It is nothing like regular WD40 however. Called "WD40 Specialist Longterm Corrosion Inhibitor" and indeed it is, and a decent lubricant as well.

Frankly, there are lots of things out there that work darn well.


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