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M1 Garand Grease Pots
 

Correct lubrication for the M1 Garand Rifle is absolutely critical for its proper operation. This is especially true of Garands that are worn and aging.

One neat little item that you will come across from time to time at gunshows and surplus stores are the original grease pots for the M1 and the M14 rifles.


Grease pots with M1 Garand Hammer

These yellow topped thumbnail sized capsules have a screw on lid and contain a thick grease that looks like earwax. This grease is known as Plastilube and it is resistant to heat and water. Plastilube in more traditional packaging is available commercially in larger quantities.

We have also heard that some people have found similar pots with another good M1 grease called Lubriplate in them.

The nice thing about these little 'pots' is that a couple of them can be popped into the buttstock of the M1 Garand Rifle for use in the field. Each pot contains just about enough grease to lube your M1 after a good cleaning.

When you use up the original grease, save the little plastic pots and refill em!

This page was last updated on: March 14, 2002

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