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Unread 06-02-2019, 10:11 AM   #1
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it s a fine sunny day here in north mississippi should be a good day to get the old parkers out and give them a good looking over and cleaning...i usally do this about every 3 months but probably a little over the oil change date....takes me a while to clean these guns i get to pointing and aiming at imaginery targets...dont guess any of ya ll do this...i use wd -40 to clean and wipe down the wood and metal with have never had a problem useing it.......charlie
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Charlie, Always enjoy your thoughts and perspective. My favorite is taking them out on a sunny day and admiring the craftsmanship. Most times is quiet solitude a dram of single malt in the little make shift gun room and a soft cleaning. My Parkers are much more than a hobby... its relaxation, Meriden style.
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Therapy for the soul. I have never missed an imaginary rooster on such a day. Cheers Jack
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I have to be honest. I have missed imaginary birds.
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I do the same.
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Right there with you Charlie. Not much of a WD 40 fan for Parkers. I’m so old school I use 3 in 1 Oil.
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3 in 1 oil is good medicene for these old guns i used it till wd 40 came along...i guess i have been useing it on guns and everything else for 40 years or more....lots of stuff out there to clean and protect old guns old used burnt motor oil is one of the best but just nasty to clean up...charlie
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Charlie, I’ve heard that old used burnt motor oil is good for guns. Why is that?
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Charlie is WD-40 OK to use on wood and their finishes I use Preserve but will run out soon so will have to go with something else, Gary
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I have been using WD-40 exclusively ever since it came to market, whenever that was. While I do not purposely apply it to the wood it is inevitable that some will find its way onto wood surfaces during routine cleaning. I have never had any issues with stock finish related to contact with WD-40.

For a stock protectant I use Pledge furniture polish. I have been using it for years as it works quite well. I routinely use it on aircraft windows which are polycarbonate and it holds up for a surprisingly long time. I also use it on my Mec primer tray as it makes the primers flow more freely.
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