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    303 Gun Oil

    So I was at the neighbours last night for thirsty Thursday & he pulled out a old bottle of 303 gun oil one sniff & im hooked id completely forgotten how good it smells , so is the youngs parker hale 303 oil that comes in a tin, the same as the stuff in the bottle ? couldn't read the label as was mostly gone , anyone got a bottle they want to part with ?

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    the wife says i should use hoppes number 9 as aftershave !
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    Haha my mate wants to put it in a little squirty bottle so he can freshn himself up at the local , reckons the ladys love it
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    Hah! Theres only about three things I can write about from experience and One of them is 303.

    This is Youngs oil which is water miscible like a cutting oil for Use on lathes. The idea IS, that you mix it with water and it goes into a milky emulsion. Then use it on a patch and the water droplets in it pick up the water Soluble Salts from the corrosive primer will be absorbed away . So its a more civilised alternative to "poUr boiling water down the bareII" .

    The Smell is nice, distinctive, quite different from Hoppes #9 Which is fruity.

    I've only seen it in a bottle not a tin.
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    It says new & improved ! so not sure if its the same stuff Youngs 303 Oil - Tin

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    @NZShoota that's the stuff does it say who makes it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    @NZShoota that's the stuff does it say who makes it ?
    No it doesn't. I presume it is the OLD "Youngs" formulation.

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    The new stuff doesn't smell the same. It used to have a creosote type smell
    Still Works well though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    So I was at the neighbours last night for thirsty Thursday & he pulled out a old bottle of 303 gun oil one sniff & im hooked id completely forgotten how good it smells , so is the youngs parker hale 303 oil that comes in a tin, the same as the stuff in the bottle ? couldn't read the label as was mostly gone , anyone got a bottle they want to part with ?
    I have 5 liters of the stuff that was given to me by a collector, Steven Young rifle oil. Do you want some ?

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    The original verson of hoppes had oil of mirbane (nitro benzene) as an ingredient. It got pulled out when it was proved that it caused cancer with long term exposure. Perfume was added to keep the smell as close as possible.
    Ah but the smell of youngs 303, real mans aftershave.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    the wife says i should use hoppes number 9 as aftershave !
    She's a keeper then !
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

 

 

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