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Ballistol

Posted by admin on May 13, 2016

We are one of the only stores in the area to carry Ballistol! It is by far our favorite general use CLPs for firearms and much more!

The world’s most useful and environmentally friendly lubricant since 1904.

For more than a hundred years, consumers have trusted Ballistol to lubricate, penetrate, clean, protect, and preserve their firearms, leather gear, wood, metal surfaces, and more.

With an astonishingly wide range of applications, this environmentally friendly multi-purpose oil has become an essential tool for shooters, hunters, fishermen, and handymen all over the world.

Our mission: Develop an oil that can be used on EVERYTHING.

At the turn of the 20th century, the German Imperial Army began looking for a multipurpose oil that could be used to clean and maintain the metallic parts of a rifle, while also protecting its wooden stock and a soldier’s leather gear.  To develop this oil, the Army contracted with Friedrich Klever and his son Dr. Helmut Klever, a professor of chemistry at the Technical University of Karlsruhe.

In 1904, Dr. Helmut Klever succeeded in producing the special compound, which he named “Ballistol” (from the words “ballistic” and “oleum”, the Latin word for “oil”).  It soon became obvious that this new “ballistic oil” had truly amazing capabilities, and in 1905 the Imperial Army tested and adopted Ballistol, which stayed in use until 1945.  By then, however, word had spread and within a decade, hunters, boaters, hikers, and outdoorsmen in Germany, Austria and Switzerland had converted to using this new “miracle oil.”

The can isn’t the only thing that’s green.

Ballistol cares about our planet, and we are committed to producing an environmentally friendly product.  With Ballistol, you will lubricate, penetrate, clean, protect, and preserve your equipment without contaminating the environment.

Ballistol is biodegradable, and neither its use nor its disposal will pollute our air or water.  Its natural decomposition will not produce byproducts that are harmful to the environment.  The aerosol propellant is a propane/butane blend that does not contain CFCs.  In addition, Ballistol is non-carcinogenic and skin safe.

1,001 uses. That’s just the beginning.

One of the most astonishing features of Ballistol is its versatility.  There are other products on the market, but none have the same wide range of applications and capabilities as Ballistol.

Ballistol can be used to lubricate, penetrate, clean, protect, and preserve firearms, leather, knives, marine equipment, fishing gear, tools, locks, wood, metal, rubber, and so much more.

FIREARMS

Keeps firearms protected – lock, stock and barrel.
Ballistol cleans and removes all types of bore fouling.  Cleaning with Ballistol will save you time, minimize the need for brushing, and also form a protective film on your firearm. Due to its slight alkalinity, Ballistol neutralizes and dissolves black powder and corrosive ammo residue. In addition, Ballistol will beautify gunstocks, and prevent them from drying out. As a lubricant, Ballistol will never gum up or harden. With Ballistol, your entire firearm will stay lubricated and protected.

LEATHER

It’ll help save your hide.
Leather that is frequently exposed to moisture or high humidity will become hard and brittle if not treated correctly.  Ballistol will keep all smooth leather soft, and will effectively protect leather against the effects of water, insects and mold.  Use Ballistol on boots, shoes, gloves, holsters, slings, saddles, baseball gloves and other leather products.

WOOD

Beautifies and Seals Wood Surfaces
Ballistol maintains, protects, preserves and rejuvenates unpainted wooden surfaces.  It regenerates natural wood and brings out the wood grain, and helps antique furniture and old, dry, dull wood regain its natural silky glow.  Ballistol also protects wood against damage resulting from humidity and insects.

HOME AND GARDEN

Your handyman in a can.
Ballistol lubricates anything that squeaks or binds, including locks, hinges, sliding doors, windows, fans, moving parts in AC units, faucets, gardening tools and more.  Read about Ballistol’s other unique features and uses.

KNIVES, TOOLS AND HARDWARE

The right tool for the job.
Ballistol lubricates, penetrates, cleans, protects and preserves metal, plastic, rubber and wood.  Ballistol is an outstanding penetrating oil, creeps into the finest cracks, and loosens nuts and bolts.  It can also be used as a cutting/boring oil.

MARINE, ROAD AND TRAIL

The perfect oil, no matter where you are.
Ballistol can be used in motor compartments, as well as on joints, links, wire pulls and around battery terminals.  It also protects electrical contacts, beautifies faded gel coats and lubricates zippers, push buttons and winches.  Ballistol is great for fishing rods, reels and tackle.  In addition, it lubricates autos, motorcycles, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, and ski and sports equipment.  Ballistol protects all camping gear.

Always as good as the day you bought it.

Most lubricants are subject to relatively fast aging and oxidation.  They harden in time – a process called “resinification.”  The oil begins to thicken and becomes sticky and gluey before finally turning into a hard, resinous substance.  By contrast, Ballistol contains antioxidants, which make it much less susceptible to the process of aging and resinification.

In 1985, for example, a bottle of Ballistol was found in an attic where it had been left for over 60 years.  The oil had not hardened and a chemical analysis revealed that it still had the same degree of purity as freshly produced Ballistol.

Furthermore, after WW2, the Klever Company (makers of Ballistol) conducted a long-term test.  Several rifles and shotguns were treated with Ballistol, wrapped in wax-impregnated paper, and stored in a trunk. After 25 years, the trunk was opened and the firearms inspected.  All weapons had remained completely rust-free on both the inside and outside, and no resinification of Ballistol had occurred.  After pulling a dry cotton patch through the barrels, several rounds were fired from the weapons without malfunction.

Ballistol truly stands the test of time.  If something needs long-term preservation, Ballistol is the right choice for the job.