Ballistol Universal Oil Weapon Care

The universal oil – well tested and unequalled! For maintaining metal, wood, leather, rubber, synthetic material, skin, animal coats and much more.

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Ballistol Universal Oil

Ballistol was the first CLP (Cleans,Lubricates and Preserves) and is still the best. For more than 100 yrs Ballistol has been used around the world for the maintenance and cleaning of firearms with a long sporting and military provenance.

Gun Care

When firing a shot there are Temperatures of several hundred degrees centigrade and acid combustion gases under a pressure of up to 500 atmospheres, which provides the bullet with the necessary initial acceleration. These extreme conditions in the barrel foster wear and tear and also corrosion. On top of that all kinds of adverse weather can affect the outside of the weapon.

As a consequence of this a good gun oil must have the following characteristics:

  • It must be able to chemically neutralize acid residue in the barrel and the lock of the gun, which comes into existence when a cartridge is fired.
  • It must be able to remove fouling and metal residue from the bullet in the barrel.
  • It must be able to protect the gun against corrosion inside as well as outside, corrosion caused by atmospheric influences.
  • It must be durable and it must not resinify.
  • It must be universal, i.e. the maintaining and preserving properties of the oil can also be used for the stock and the sling of the gun.
  • There are several ways to do this. On the one hand, the removal of residue and preservation can be carried out by employing different substances in two or more working-processes.
  • On the other hand, the working processes can be combined within one product.
  • At the beginning acid residue must be removed. An alkaline oil like BALLISTOL is perfect for this purpose. The neutralisation of the acid residue combined with the BALLISTOL is harmless. Remainders of gunpowder and tombac are dissolved by BALLISTOL. Due to its low surface tension BALLISTOL reaches even the remotest corners, which cannot be reached otherwise . BALLISTOL does not do any damage to the synthetic materials used in weapon making. The wooden stock is maintained and preserved by BALLISTOL, which is absorbed into the surface of the wood, thus preventing the stock from mould and fungus. Leather is cleaned, maintained, and preserved in the same way.
  • There are several ways to do this. On the one hand, the removal of residue and preservation can be carried out by employing different substances in two or more working-processes. 
  •  On the other hand, the working processes can be combined within one product. 
  •  At the beginning acid residue must be removed. An alkaline oil like BALLISTOL is perfect for this purpose. The neutralisation of the acid residue combined with the BALLISTOL is harmless. Remainders of gunpowder and tombac are dissolved by BALLISTOL. Due to its low surface tension BALLISTOL  reaches even the remotest corners, which cannot be reached otherwise . BALLISTOL does not do any damage to the synthetic materials used in weapon making. The wooden stock is maintained and preserved by BALLISTOL, which is absorbed into the surface of the wood, thus preventing the stock from mould and fungus. Leather is cleaned, maintained, and preserved in the same way.

Due to a special corrosion-inhibiting compound BALLISTOL also protects against corrosion. It preserves the gun for a long time and prevents it from rusting, inside as well as outside. Especially advantageous is if you use BALLISTOL sparingly, i.e. a film of BALLISTOL on the gun is enough to protect it fully. In this way the sensitive bluing also remains undamaged. The bluing itself does not protect against corrosion, but is meant to underline the optical impression.  BALLISTOL is emulsifiable with water and even this emulsion has strong corrosion-preventing properties. Colloquially known as ‘Moose Milk’ when used in this way , for the cleaning of black powder firearms in perticular, the  water will evaporate from this emulsion and what will remain is a protecting film of oil. Due to the chemical structure of the alkaline oils they won`t become sticky or resinify. 

Guns treated with BALLISTOL, for instance, have been stored for over twenty-five years in a cellar. They were only wrapped in wax coated paper. When they were unwrapped after so many years, no rust could be detected. The mechanical parts of the guns worked perfectly  which became clear during the series of trial shots which were carried out without cleaning the guns beforehand

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400ml Spray Can, 200ml Spray Can, 50ml Bottle, 100ml Anniversary Edition

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