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Winchester Brand Gun Grease?
January 29, 2015
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Does anyone know when "Winchester Gun Grease" was introduced and starting being sold? Also wanting to know when Winchester Brand Gun & Machine Oil, Rust Remover, Crystal Cleaner, Utility Oil and Leather Dressing starting being sold?

I'm relatively certain that "Gun Grease" was being sold Pre-1890, but not 100% certain on that. I only have a small catalog collection and plan on buying the volume bound set that was produced a few years back. But for the time being am wondering if anyone knows this information or knows another good source reference to find it out. 

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Maverick

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January 29, 2015
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I see the Gun Grease shown in my November 1894 catalog (the earliest one I have) and I don't see the other products until my 1913 catalog. I have a 1908 catalog that is missing the last page so it may have had those products then.

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Anybody else got any older catalogs? Or anyone with a fairly complete catalog collection mind looking?

I'm fairly certain Winchester Gun Grease was being sold Pre-1892 as I have seen original gun grease ads inside of 1882 Reloading tool boxes that pre-date the model 1892 production. I would imagine gun grease was at the least being sold in the 1880s but currently I don't have a way of verifying this. 

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January 30, 2015
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Here is a pretty minty 1895 catalogue.  Is the 1894 that you have the one that introduces the Model 1894 on the back cover?

January 31, 2015
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Maverick said

Anybody else got any older catalogs? Or anyone with a fairly complete catalog collection mind looking?

I'm fairly certain Winchester Gun Grease was being sold Pre-1892 as I have seen original gun grease ads inside of 1882 Reloading tool boxes that pre-date the model 1892 production. I would imagine gun grease was at the least being sold in the 1880s but currently I don't have a way of verifying this. 

Sincerely,

Maverick

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Winchester Gun Grease is pictured and listed near the back under "Sundries" at .15 per tube in April and Nov. 1894 catalogs (same as Gary's?).

Next oldest catalog I have is March 1891, with the Model 1890 on the back cover, and Winchester Gun Grease is not listed under "Sundries" in mine.

Hope that helps you.

Brad

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January 31, 2015
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Rick Hill said

Here is a pretty minty 1895 catalogue.  Is the 1894 that you have the one that introduces the Model 1894 on the back cover?

Rick,

The November 1894 catalog I have is the Cornell reproduction so it doesn't show the back cover. The Model 1894 is shown on page 40 as "The latest Winchester repeating rifle"

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December 23, 2015
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I have some antique pocket diaries which have little pockets in the back. I have a 1891 diary and in the back i found a paper ad for Winchester Gun Grease. It is 3 3/8 x 6"

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Ron,

I would very much like to see some pictures and get some more information on the AD in your Diaries.

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Brady Henderson (a.k.a. Maverick)

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I have a tube of Winchester gun grease that's in a green tube with green box I believe is from the 20's. There is a price marked on it of .20 cents.

March 2, 2019
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I have a used tube marked RED W GUN GREASE patented August 30,1904,priced per tube 15 cents.

May 27, 2019
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I have a tube of the gun grease. Composition of the tube appears to be lead with mostly peeling green paint and the box in came in is marked $0.15. Yellowish brown grease that works out to a pretty thin layer on metal surfaces. I wonder how much such greases have changed in around a 100 years.

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