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    Posted: December 24 2011 at 4:14am
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I aquired several approximately 2cc 'tubs' of something marked 'Grease, Rifle', clear tub yellow lid, I believe its PlastiLube, I want to use it for an m14 type. Is it what I need, it smells right and looks right but is otherwise unmarked
 
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IIRC those little pots of grease were marked for M1 (Garand) rifles. I guess it should be fine?
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i should think so
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The only difference would be the roller on an M1a, it might need a little persuading to get down inside there.
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so tell me how the roller on the M1A differs from the M1garand and the M1carbine ?
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Originally posted by A square 10 A square 10 wrote:

so tell me how the roller on the M1A differs from the M1garand and the M1carbine ?
The M1 Carbine doesnt have a roller, just a tab. The Garand is the same IIRC, the M14 has an actual roller wheel on the tab
 
 
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Yup.Thumbs Up
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OK , i see what you are saying , i was thinking the "action of  rolling the bolt open" not the actual "roller" itself ,
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I believe the grease is "Lubriplate", which is a yellowish-white lithium grease. It's what was issued for the M1 Garand and the M14. It works pretty well for a number of things, including bolt-action rifles. There's also a darker brown grease that shows up for use in the same rifles.
Bottom line, use grease, not oil on these rifles. I've has very good results with Ford wheel-bearing grease when the "regular" stuff wasn't available at the time.
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Lubriplate is one of the things I put into My bullet Lube recipe !!  And has been working well so far !!!

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this is redish brown and somewhat thick, but easily workable. I love it and want more but cant fond out for sure what it is
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I don't know what exactly it is either, but every gun show I go to round here there's always a bunch of them for sale in the little pots. If you need a few let me know & I'll see if I can score you some. I don't remember the price, as I wasn't looking for that item, but from memory it wasn't too bad.
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yeah man let me know
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I picked up some of that at one of the last gun shows. for a M1 Garand.... Works well on everything else I have used it on
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