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#1503532 - 06/18/09 09:12 PM M1A and Garand Grease....Plastilube vs. Lubriplate
CrazyJeeper Offline

Registered: 12/08/03
Posts: 75
Loc: California
For those who know about these weapons, they need grease for them to run. For the longest time, the military was using Plastilube on the Garand's and Lubriplate, but these days, Plastilube is starting to get ridiculously expensive. On ebay, each little grease pot is about .50 cents for Plastilube where I can buy a 14oz. can of Lubriplate for about $12. So for those who know much about firearms grease, is there any reason why Lubriplate isn't just as good if not better than Plastilube? I currently have that 14oz. can of Lubriplate but have been hesitant to use it as I still have 2 little pots of Plastilube left which I know is some good stuff. Any grease wizards out there care to share? I will be using it on my LRB M14. Thanks.

#1504245 - 06/19/09 01:47 PM Re: M1A and Garand Grease....Plastilube vs. Lubriplate [Re: CrazyJeeper]
Tempest Offline

Registered: 03/21/06
Posts: 10607
Loc: Las Vegas NV
I really don't see why just about about any grease of proper consistency wouldn't work. I've seen plenty of guys using wheel bearing grease for theirs.
“Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts.” --- Henry Rosovsky

#1506711 - 06/21/09 08:54 PM Re: M1A and Garand Grease....Plastilube vs. Lubriplate [Re: Tempest]

Registered: 06/16/08
Posts: 95
IIRC there are several Lubriplate products available , not all the same .
Nitroglycerin is an ester

#1522103 - 07/05/09 09:19 PM Re: M1A and Garand Grease....Plastilube vs. Lubriplate [Re: CITYSLICKER]
Gregory Offline

Registered: 08/24/04
Posts: 403
Loc: Pa
I've been using pl-10 for years.

Any quality no.2 grease will work just fine.

#1522226 - 07/05/09 11:05 PM Re: M1A and Garand Grease....Plastilube vs. Lubriplate [Re: Gregory]
bsmithwins Offline

Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 247
Loc: OR, USA
One of the reasons for selecting lubriplate originally was it's resistance to being washed out by water.

Troops in the tropics would get hit with torrential rainstorms washing the oil out of the mechanism and causing the action to seize.