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Betty Crocker school of gun cleaning *SMH*

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by sandman1212, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    So, I had a few moments to stop by a local establishment that sells firearms (not a local GS). I have been on the hunt for a new CC Pistol and thought I would see what offerings local pawn shops might have.

    As I am looking through the selection, I come across a particular pistol that catches my eye, so I have the nice lady behind the counter take it out and hand it to me. the first thing I notice is the cleanliness oozing out of the slide:oops:. My first thought was "what in the bubblegum"...so I drop the mag and rack the slide.
    Suddenly the craving for a BLT comes over me. As I start to salivate I look at the feed ramp and notice that it doesn't look quite right, flip the gun over...and a realization comes over me that I need to get my cholesterol checked because this Ruger LC9 has a healthy coating of bacon grease all over the internals...

    Now I as you, the reader...would you buy a firearm that is in the display case like this and does anyone have a tomato that I can borrow a few slices off of?

    outside.jpg feed ramp.jpg slide.jpg
     
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  2. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'd head right past the BLT and pick up a bottle of Four Roses...

    [edit] Dude, bacon grease when it goes rancid is NASTY!
     
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  3. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    <homer simpson voice> Is there anything bacon can't do</homer simpson voice>
     
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  4. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I have used bear grease and deer tallow as a lube in my muzzleloaders before and those worked fine.
    ( as a patch lube , lock lube or a field expedient stock protection )
    I would be a bit worried about salt in the bacon grease causing corrosion.
    However I'm not sure how much , if any salt is in bacon grease , so I may be way off base ...
    Andy
     
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  5. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Salt! o_O

    I had an old, somewhat beater 97 VW Passat TDI that I used to run 100% biodiesel in. The supplier got his feedstock from the fryers of the local restaurants. After a while I would notice people driving behind me, would always pull off at the next McDonalds or Burger King...

    That stuff played havoc with my fuel injection pump though. Had to have it replaced; a very expensive fix. My mechanic almost accused me of car abuse.

    Fortunately the biodiesel now added to fuel is not made in someone's garage any more. 5% is just about right for any diesel.
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Was probably owned by this guy:

     
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  7. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Like Andy pointed out, animal fats rendered and mixed with other things work really well! I would imagine Pig fats would work the same! :)
     
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  8. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Doesn't rendered fat not stink since it's pure oil?

    I need to make some clarified butter sometime soon at this house.
     
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  9. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    My bear grease and deer tallow does not have a overwhelming / overpowering smell.
    Maybe and just guessing here , maybe smell / stink has something to do with the critters diet?
    Andy
     
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  10. x2ndxall

    x2ndxall WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    If it appeared to be in good shape and I wanted one, I'd just take it home and clean it up. It doesn't look to be damaged.
     
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    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Most of what I have found is meat that has been spiced or smoked will retain smell more then meat left alone! Also, how much you strain it when rendering makes a diffrence!
     
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    rusty Newberg, Oregon Member

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    rusty Newberg, Oregon Member

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    Must be trying to keep it out of the hands of any radical Muslim terrorists.:>)
     
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