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Murphys Oil Soap ??
« on: July 12, 2018, 09:28:31 pm »
 Does anyone besides myself , use " Murphys Oil Soap " as a sizing & resizing lubricant ?

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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 08:31:45 am »

Well .... Ummm .....Ah ..... I don't.  Never even thought of it.  I do use it as one of the three ingredients for PAM though.

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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 09:44:08 am »
Hey Mr. Coffin ,, i'v been using Murphy's for 3-4 years and just thought others knew about it . I have better luck w/ Murphy's than the LEE white stuff that came w/ my LEE Hand loader kit. Once rds. are loaded I just wipe w/ clean rag ( just a habit ) ,, it's really a great conditioner for dried leather like,, saddles ,,boots ,,gun rigs . Did a couple hundred 38's spl. last night ( between 12 & 2:00 AM )


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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 10:09:05 am »
Never tried it to size....

I first use in muzzle loading as patch grease.... In lieu of Boar Butter, Spit lube or Crisco grease etc.

fellow I knew mixed Murphy's Oil Soap , Glycerine ( thickener) , and green food dye , his product was called Gator Grease .
Had the consistency of Vaseline.

He also omitted the Glycerine and just offered the green dyed MOS ..and a BP solvent/cleaner .

I made my own for muzzle loading
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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 07:06:50 pm »
Does anyone besides myself , use " Murphys Oil Soap " as a sizing & resizing lubricant ?

 smoke'm if y'a got'm ,, Hootmix . ;D

Do you wipe it on with your fingers or spray it?
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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 07:36:36 pm »
I buy it in the big plastic bottles ,, i'v used it on saddles that needed cleaning and most all leathers in my shop ,, but to answer your Question " just tip the bottle sideways , get Murf. on finger a little goes a long way ,, "YES " you can get to much on bottle neck cases and cause dent's . I really like to use it when sizing 45/70's down to 40/60's or down to 40 / 65's ,, all my dies are cheap LEE's ,, .



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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 05:50:52 am »
I use Murphy's Oil for a lot of things on and around guns. But never as a case lube.  I clean up a lot of old guns and I use Murphy's Oil and burlap to strip off the built up grime. I did some experiments with over ball lube in cap and ball revolvers. One thing I tried was a drop of Murphy's Oil over each ball.  Worked as well as anything else. Peanut butter also works. I made my own from unsalted roasted peanuts.

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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 10:45:47 am »
Peanut butter over each ball!!! I love it. Must smell great after a few cylinders full. Trouble is, I'd prob'ly lick my fingers.

I've used MOS as part  of my BP gun cleaning solution along with winter grade windshield fluid and some vinegar. Eats crud like mad.
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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 11:22:16 am »
Thanks for the tip Gents!
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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 05:05:30 am »
Does the MOS cause your dies to rust?  I know from experience that the LEE brand sizing lube will cause your dies to rust .  Thet LEE lube is water based.  Leave the Lee Lube in a sizing die for a week then wipe it out.  The Q-Tip will come out orange coloured not white.

My choice for case lube is Imperial sizing Wax.

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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 08:54:35 am »
Have never tried it for sizing cases , don't laugh I use toilet ring wax very light for sizing , works great . The Murphys  I love it use it to clean and protect wood from gunstocks to the wood wall panels  smells great . A few yrs. ago started using it for patch lube in my muzzleloaders , works great .  Good stuff Amigo .,,,,DT

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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2018, 12:20:05 pm »
I have not tried it in case sizing either. I use either Tree Wax or Minwax finishing past wax for sizing. I also use these paste waxes for a releasing agent when doing any epoxying or barrel bedding. (be careful about which Minwax paste wax you buy, some has abrasives in it for polishing wooden floors!)
MOS is a good product for use on all naturel materials like wood and leather and as a cleaner for BP firearms.
I would recommend staying away from solvents that contain things like peroxide, ammonia, vinegar and\or bleach. These do help clean BP but they all cause oxidation on metals.
I hope this info helps.
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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2018, 06:37:28 pm »
 Hey Blair ,, no sir ,,I have never had any rust on my brass or dies ,, like I said  ( earlier post ) ,once I finish loading my rds. I wipe'm down w/ clean rag  ,, .

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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2019, 02:06:01 pm »
Just to make it clear to a slower member here, you guys are talking about both the liquid and gel type MOS, right? Used in 2 types of applications?
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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2019, 02:10:58 pm »
Hey DeaconKC ,, I didn't know about " Gel- type " Murphy's ,, learned something new,, will have to ck. it out .

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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2019, 09:46:14 pm »
I am not really interested in my guns smelling like a clean floor.
Since I use Ballistol / Moose Milk, my guns to smell like something indescribable. And it is my understanding the makers of Ballistol actually put in a fragrance to make it smell like that.
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Re: Murphys Oil Soap ??
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2019, 10:23:11 am »
 Hey Bunk ,, you mean it will clean floor's ..too :o ,, learned something again ,, .( lol ). I keep MOS mixed in a spray bottle for clean- up around the shop.

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