Put Oil On It!

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Attention is respectfully invited to Captain Leefe’s suggestion of a metal oil bottle. The magazine rifle is a small machine demanding more intelligent care from the soldier than the 1873 Springfield rifle. Certain working parts must be kept lightly oiled. The old idea that the soldier’s piece must not show, at inspection, any signs of oil must give away to the necessity for keeping these parts lubricated.

Brigadier General John Taliaferro Thompson


Moron Cleaning Guns (Just Maintain Them, Please!)


Most military-issued firearms are worn out or damaged by excessive and/or improper cleaning. We should stop using the word “clean” and start using “maintain.” A properly maintained firearm is NOT white glove clean.

A more thorough take: https://www.usar.army.mil/Portals/98/Documents/Marksmanship/ARM_FY22-2.pdf


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