Repairing and cleaning firearms and utility trailer
2A On A Budget
Good stuff, Jerry! Again, impeccable taste in music! You know us Georgia boys love us some ARS! I like Ed’s Red for my solvent, and for oil, I use mineral oil from the pharmacy. Never know when it might be good to use for something else, if you know what I mean! And for grease, I use those little GI bottles with the yellow caps I got from a Army Surplus store. Works great. Keep up the good work, Brother! And oh yeah! Happy Birthday!
Thanks Jamie, still a week away from the B-day, but momma already bought me a few things. I’ve never seen the Ed’s Red around here. Maybe it’s a S.E. product? The LSA (G.I. lube) is pretty good stuff, but my Army surplus store hasn’t had any, when I get the chance to go. I started making my own grease years ago, using the Army extreme conditions (high/low temps) grease and mixing graphite with it. You don’t want much, just enough to hold some graphite on the metal. If you noticed, I was wiping most of what I put on, back… Read more »
Ed’s Red is a home made mixture, dreamed up by Ed Harris. It is equal parts Acetone, Mineral Spirits, kerosene, and automatic transmission fluid. If I remember correctly, the Dextron 2 works the best, as it keeps the solution mixed together better. It works better than anything I’ve every tried, and I’ve been Hoppes man my whole life. Yeah, those ingredients will cost ya, but when you get it mixed up, you have a gallon, if you buy quart sizes. Cost is pennies on the dollar as opposed to Hoppes.
Thanks for the mixture, Jamie. I’ve used a mixture of acetone and mineral spirits before, and it worked pretty good. I have all of those ingredients at home, maybe I’ll make up a batch when I get a chance. Never thought about the Dextron ATF, though. Grandpa used kerosene and mineral spirits when I was a kid, to clean his Sharps 1894 45-70, said it was the best thing to clean black powder from his guns. Maybe this guy Ed hit on something?
I think he was a military armorer, and used to hang out with Elmer Keith. I’ll have to research this guy, but he’s fairly famous.
By the way, Jamie, have you noticed that I’m a Southern Rock fan? Yeah, I got the bug from living in your State for several years. 😉
I have noticed. I remember those days…well…some of them!😂🤠😎
Glad that ejector problem worked out with only a good cleaning .
I had to assume it was the ejector, when the extractor would pull the case, but the ejector wouldn’t kick it out. The entire rifle was neglected for too many years, and I’ve been trying to rehabilitate it, but I’m thinking about replacing the ejector assembly, extractor and trigger with new parts, if Remington 700 parts will interchange.