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Old 07-20-2015, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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You guys who use mink oil for lube

Just ordered some mink oil from TOW. They suggest mixing beeswax with it. Do any of you guys do that and what ratio do you use. What is the best way to mix it and apply it to your patch.

If an inline is just like a flintlock why don't you get a flintlock so you can hunt more seasons?
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Old 07-20-2015, 01:21 AM
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Re: You guys who use mink oil for lube

I mostly use Mink Oil as My Winter patch lube , straight out of the Tin. It does get a little runny in the hot months and I suppose a little Beeswax would stiffen it up. I used to melt the Mink Oil and soak the Patches but have found out that, like Brylcream, a little dab will do Ya`!!
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Old 07-20-2015, 01:30 AM
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Re: You guys who use mink oil for lube

Patch lube ????

I have a tin that's never been opened because I have yet to run across a squeaky mink.

And I hope to Heaven that I never, EVER gotta open my jar of bear grease !!!!

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Old 07-20-2015, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Ron. Strut I've got nothing

If an inline is just like a flintlock why don't you get a flintlock so you can hunt more seasons?
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:43 PM
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Re: You guys who use mink oil for lube

I used Mink Oil for a while as an all season patch lube, pre lubing strips with melted oil. Now I just use it in the winter as well.....It's good stuff but seems to get all over EVERYTHING in the warmer months!
It has a very unique smell that I sort of like, and it has more uses than just a patch lube. Makes a nice leather conditioner, and helps with dry or cracked hands........and in a pinch it makes a heck of a good chapstick
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:08 AM
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Matt/Pa., I just tried the Mink Oil stuff on a, at least 30 Year old, Possible Bag that I got off My Aunt. Worked really well and My Hands are like .. uhh softer !!
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Re: You guys who use mink oil for lube

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Matt/Pa., I just tried the Mink Oil stuff on a, at least 30 Year old, Possible Bag that I got off My Aunt. Worked really well and My Hands are like .. uhh softer !!
Officially lost your MAN CARD for the rest of the week for adding the latter section of your post!
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:36 AM
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Re: You guys who use mink oil for lube

I figger if I can get the Missus to use it instead of Jergen`s Hand Cream I can save some Money....
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Re: You guys who use mink oil for lube

Permatex Blue Label (white) Automotive hand cream makes a good patch lube. $2 for a ten year supply.

I use Mink Oil prelubed pillow-tick patches. Get em' at October Country. Part number 15-5187
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:49 PM
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Re: You guys who use mink oil for lube

I went cheap since I retired. I have some diy paste I use for muzzie patch lube and to lube leather.
It's made out of vegetable shortening and some petroleum jelly added to a empty glass jar that use to hold some kee wee polish.
It works good since it got rubbed on my possible bag.

I'm so cheap I use containers that actually says petroleum jelly and vegetable shortening in big print.

Thanks. I just treated my forty year old Sorel, 1964 style, felt lined sno pak boots. For wear and tear they still look pretty good for winter hiking and hunting.
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