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Can anyone advise if there’s a safe gun oil that can be applied to a color case hardened receiver. I’ve read the threads on Renaissance Museum wax but wondering if anyone can positively recommend a non abrasive gun oil that will not erode or fade the colors. I’m aware that direct UV sunlight and handling is not good.

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I can’t tell you if there is a safe one but I’ve been using Breakfree CLP for years and don’t seem to be having a problem.  I wipe down all of my guns at least twice a year.

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I can’t tell you if there is a safe one but I’ve been using Breakfree CLP for years and don’t seem to be having a problem.  I wipe down all of my guns at least twice a year.

  

Always a good idea, but surprising it would be necessary in a dry climate like most of Cally.  I’m too lazy to do it, though I live in a high rainfall & humidity environment, but I have for many yrs kept my guns in a small closet (never owned a safe!) heated by a Golden Rod on the floor & a 60 watt bulb above; doesn’t have to be baking hot to dry the air, just warmer than the ambient air.

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Turnball recommends Rem oil or G96 complete cleaner/protectant ?.  Reading several forums and threads. Comments on petroleum based or lubricants with mineral oil and acidic properties etc. Confusing & I don’t have any CLP or the others right now to check the ingredients. If someone here with a high condition cc 1886 would like to know what you use. 

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Turnball recommends Rem oil or G96 complete cleaner/protectant ?

  

Dozens of products that work as well.  Can’t believe any of them are acidic, which would probably harm bluing before it did any damage to case colors.  I like Rem Oil, but use it mainly to lube moving parts.  The product I’ve used for about 50 yrs , but which is not widely available (brought to my attention by my uncle who worked for Bell Helicopter), is called LPS & comes in three grades of viscosity, 1, 2, 3, the latter intended for machinery exposed to weather.  #2 is what I use, & I have seen no evidence it degrades CC. 

What WILL harm CC is excessive rubbing of the surface with any product; it’s best to dab it on with a CLEAN saturated pad.  Your old “oil rag” used over & over again, such as you always see being used by dealers when putting unsold guns away, is the very worst thing to use, regardless of what product was applied to it, because it’s also laden with airborne dust.

https://www.generaltoolworldwide.com/blog/lps1-lps2-or-lps3-which-is-the-right-one-for-your-specific-needs/

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I have more than a half dozen case colored guns.  Almost any gun oil will be OK.  People today are way to picky and pay too much attention to what someone on the internet has to say.  These guns have seen different types of oil for over 100 years.  Do what Clarence said.  Don’t handle them any more than you have to and keep them in the dark.  If you really are concerned coat the case color with varnish.

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Rick,  What is it you’re so concerned about protecting?  Doesn’t sound like it’s a Model 75.

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Rick,  What is it you’re so concerned about protecting?  Doesn’t sound like it’s a Model 75.

  

You asked. 

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RickC said You asked.

Sh……!    Rick, forget about any kind of conventional surface treatment.  THIS gun deserves a sealed nitrogen chamber!

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clarence said

RickC said You asked.

Sh……!    Rick, forget about any kind of conventional surface treatment.  THIS gun deserves a sealed nitrogen chamber!

  

Yes it’s a beauty. I took the pics today inside as it’s raining here and had just put on a couple coats of Birchwood Casey wood wax(reason for the shine). 
I tried to acquire this for a couple yrs from another WACA member here & he was finally kind enough to grant me ownership. 
It’s one of my all time favs & will pass on to my son someday. 

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Rick,  I agree with Clarence!  Beautiful does not do it justice.  Tim

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Rick,  I agree with Clarence!  Beautiful does not do it justice.  Tim

  

Thanks Tim. Pretty excited to acquire it. I’m not usually a safe Queen guy but sometimes it’s undeniable. Caliber is 30-30. 

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RickC said I’m not usually a safe Queen guy but sometimes it’s undeniable.
  

I get it…when such a once in a lifetime opportunity presents itself.  Still, I hope a 69A Match lies in your future.  (And mine.) 

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Picked up this stuff off Amazon. Works great!

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RickC said
Picked up this stuff off Amazon. Works great!

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Good stuff, folks at Cody Museum told me about it awhile back. I bring a jar to most shows and apply it to guns on my table to help pass the time…and catch a few eyes. Break Free has a product related to CLP called CO. It’s supposed to be formulated to protect collectors’ firearms. I’ve been using it for a few years but I only have a few CCH firearms and UV light has already had its way with them. 

 

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