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Old 12-16-2019, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Rifter View Post
I worked in a shop for a number of years and unpacked guns too. They weren't packed in cosmolene or the like as you imply was said, but they sure didn't come packed in simple oil either. It was invariably a thick, tacky, type of oil based product probably full of anti-rust and anti-corrosion inhibitors. It was a pain in the ass to clean off, which had to be done for any of the guns going on display. The stuff had a godawful stink to it too, and even after a thorough scrubbing with soap and hot water, that smell stayed on the skin for a couple days. Saw it on Colt, Ruger, S&W, Remington, etc.
It's not any longer. Just a light oil these days.
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