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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-06-2015, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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Lard for patch lube

I discovered the perfect patch lube for my .32 flinter by accident last weekend. The wife had thrown out my tub of Crisco I normaly use for patch lube so I grabbed a pill bottle full of pastry lard. Worked great, fouling was soft and easy to reload. I must have tried half a dozen different lubes before. The only other one that worked good in the .32 was Hoppe's Plus.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-06-2015, 12:33 AM
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Re: Lard for patch lube

Animal fats can have acids in them. Lard is normally low in salt, but the gun must be cleaned as always. Lanolin is a more water soluable "grease" and cleans up easier than lard.
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Re: Lard for patch lube

I never thought about acids, good point. I have some lanolin case lube I could try.
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Re: Lard for patch lube

I go real cheap. I use part of a can of Walmart's vegitable shortening, mixed with Walmart's petroleum jelly.

Besides a patching lube, I use it on leather products like possible's bag and old Sorel wool felt insulated boots.

But you expensive guys have to keep using the expensive products. It's the law of expensive use. Us cheap guys have a tradition.
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Re: Lard for patch lube

As long as there is no salts or Petroleum in it,use it.

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