Black powder lube

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Re: Black powder lube

Post by Oldbloke » 29 Mar 2022, 3:14 pm

OK, that's new to me
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by on_one_wheel » 29 Mar 2022, 3:50 pm

Oldbloke wrote:OK, that's new to me


bore seasoning,
Its just an old metal finishing technique that seals and protects steel and iron. much like seasoning your cast iron pots n pans.

check these out, http://www.mooseforge.com/Techniques/finish.html not BP related but there's some similar recipes happening there.

Im going to nail this recipe one way or another... I'm still thinking its turps, paraffin wax and a tad of linseed oil which would explain the light tan colour.
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by bigpete » 29 Mar 2022, 5:19 pm

Ok.
No I don't know what it is,I've always assumed its a water based cutting oil or something.
I've never heard of seasoning a barrel either. All the oil is meant to do is prevent rust and absorb salts from the burnt blackpowder left after cleaning. And mineral oils apparently mix with blackpowder residue and form tar,thats why you don't use them.
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by on_one_wheel » 29 Mar 2022, 5:48 pm

That's a shame.
I'll keep chipping away at it.
I'll have it in a few days :thumbsup:

I'm surprised neither of you fellas have heard of barrel seasoning.
Perhaps I've been hanging around Colonel Sanders too long :unknown:
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by Oldbloke » 08 Apr 2022, 3:31 pm

So, what's an alternative to leave the barrel stored for a few months? Some lards and vegetable oils tend to go rancid/off over time.

ATF is vegitable oil based?
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by on_one_wheel » 08 Apr 2022, 5:58 pm

Oldbloke wrote:So, what's an alternative to leave the barrel stored for a few months? Some lards and vegetable oils tend to go rancid/off over time.

ATF is vegitable oil based?


Im embraced to admit, I've left mine for literally years with that GRRW Gun oil in the barrel withoutan issue. Mind you my safe is kept very dry with thise moisture absorbing boxes.
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by bigpete » 08 Apr 2022, 6:03 pm

Oldbloke wrote:So, what's an alternative to leave the barrel stored for a few months? Some lards and vegetable oils tend to go rancid/off over time.

ATF is vegitable oil based?


What does it matter if they go off,not like you'll be eating it lol
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by dnedative » 08 Apr 2022, 6:18 pm

Oldbloke wrote:So, what's an alternative to leave the barrel stored for a few months? Some lards and vegetable oils tend to go rancid/off over time.

ATF is vegitable oil based?


Wet ballistol patch and a squirt down the pipe for good measure;
Never had an issue doing that
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by Oldbloke » 08 Apr 2022, 6:26 pm

If they go "off" wouldn't the level of rust protection be reduced??
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by dnedative » 08 Apr 2022, 6:29 pm

Oldbloke wrote:If they go "off" wouldn't the level of rust protection be reduced??


I would imagine so, who knows what it breaks down into.
ATF would work fine though, that stuff never goes off lol
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by Oldbloke » 08 Apr 2022, 6:33 pm

ballistol is 60-100% white mineral oil.
(Paraffin oil) not real "natural"
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by dnedative » 08 Apr 2022, 7:00 pm

If ballistol is bad news for black powder guns I'll eat my boots
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Re: Black powder lube

Post by Oldbloke » 08 Apr 2022, 7:17 pm

dnedative wrote:If ballistol is bad news for black powder guns I'll eat my boots


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Re: Black powder lube

Post by dnedative » 08 Apr 2022, 7:20 pm

hahah

If we could still buy whale oil we wouldnt be having this conversation
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