Second the motion on the bacon grease. I use it on the cylinder pin on my 1861 Navy Colt revolver to soften the black powder residue, and allow me to shoot longer before I have to clean it. It's better than any other lube I've tried...even those designed for use with BP.Originally posted by pistolwrench:
Two rather primitive sources of lube have been motor oil from the dipstick of a vehicle and, once again to prove a point, bacon grease!
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