Cosmoline as lube

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OU812 posted this 10 August 2019

Would cosmoline work as bullet lube? Remington once used cosmoline on the Kleenbore 22 LR as lube.

https://www.cosmolinedirect.com/

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Rich/WIS posted this 12 August 2019

Wonder how they determined it was cosmoline,  Most 22 ammo seems to be some waxy substance.  I think 70 year old cosmoline  would be a lot harder than what they are showing,  Also the Kleenbore priming removed potassium chlorate, not mercury.

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RicinYakima posted this 12 August 2019

Same here Rich, I found nothing in the video to be truthful. He is not very knowledgeable.

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BudHyett posted this 13 August 2019

I agree with Ric,

The only statement that is true is "U" is for Union Metallic Cartridge".

The rest is up to discussion and cosmoline is not paraffin wax.   

Country boy from Illinois, living in the Magical Pacific Northwest

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OU812 posted this 19 August 2019

Follow up video

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 20 August 2019

ou812::   if you go to your " mistake " post, you can edit it and erase ... delete ... it.

ahem. ...   i have done a few myself ... ahem ...

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shastaboat posted this 22 August 2019

I remember that cosmolene and beeswax used to be mixed 50/50 for bullet lube.

 

Because I said so!

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BigMan54 posted this 24 August 2019

I'm just creeped out by the thought of cosmoline. Stuff still gives me nightmares.

I spent way too many hours as a kid scrubing it off lots & lots of old military rifles from ye olde yankee trader (?) Or some such places. My Mom just loved washing those jeans and t-shirts stinking of gasoline and covered in grease. 

And showering with a cleanser covered sponge. And that was after wiping down with acetone.

 

 

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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