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I have a bottle of a rifle bore cleaner at home, dated 69. I was thinking if these bottles are original, since they can be purchased everywhere for a few bucks?

 

How long were these VN era type bottles used after the war?

 

And finally, is the oil inside still usable for cleaning a weapon or you wouldn't recommend it?

 

Thanks for any help.

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I have a bottle of the same! The guy that gave it to me was using it to clean his hunting rifles, not two years ago. I would be interested to see peoples responses as well.

 

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I have a bottle of a rifle bore cleaner at home, dated 69. I was thinking if these bottles are original, since they can be purchased everywhere for a few bucks?

 

How long were these VN era type bottles used after the war?

 

And finally, is the oil inside still usable for cleaning a weapon or you wouldn't recommend it?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

The bottles of bore cleaner from the 1960's are still common and still perfectly usable. Same for the teflon based lubricating oil for the M16 rifle that you also still see but not as often as the bore cleaner. When I owned an AR15 back in the late 1970's I used that oil and bore cleaner all the time with good results. And I still own some of the WW2 vintage bore cleaner made for corrosive ammo......it's still a very good cleaner when using vintage ammo...smells like creosote so best used outdoors unless you want to PO your wife. :lol:


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Thanks Greg.

 

What is the difference between bore cleaner and teflon based lubricating oil? Is the bore cleaner used only for cleaning bores and the lubricating oil for the rest of the gun?

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Thanks Greg.

 

What is the difference between bore cleaner and teflon based lubricating oil? Is the bore cleaner used only for cleaning bores and the lubricating oil for the rest of the gun?

 

The bore cleaner is just a cleaning solvent and has no lubrication properties.....so just for cleaning powder residue off the weapon, including the bore. The lubricating oil, and I want to say they called it LSA, developed for the M16 rifle was teflon based and is used to lubricate the weapon before firing.


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Thanks, I get it now. But nowdays the modern armies probally use some sort "all in one" oil, that cleans, lubricates, protects?I haven't saw the use of different oils in army nowdays.

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Don't use the LSA stuff. It's toxic, impossible to wash off, and gets all over your hands and subsequently everything you touch and eat. The reason the military moved to CLP was due to the fact that it was nasty and no one wanted to use it. I don't know what would possess you guys to use it if no grunt wanted any part of it in the first place. It was so bad that some of the old timers would prefer to take their rifles into the shower and then oil their rifles with 3 in 1 or Singer sewing machine oil. If money is that much of a big deal, I suggest you buy one less box of ammo and some Break Free. But seriously, the bottle says it's toxic so don't go near it.

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Thank's for your reply. I did not planned to use it at all. I just wanted to know if it's still usable. I have a couple of those rifle bore cleaners at home for vietnam display and I wanted to learn something about them.

 

BTW, I have breakfree thumbsup.gif

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Don't use the LSA stuff. It's toxic, impossible to wash off, and gets all over your hands and subsequently everything you touch and eat.

 

He's right.....it was some nasty stuff and I used a lot of it in the 1970's. Once it got on your hands it was hard to get off and somehow always managed to get all over you.


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