Just received an unopened can of Sperm Whale Oil in a Brownells yellow can. Still sea
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    I hear it's a Hell of a laxative!
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    There was a later version packaged in a plastic bottle that had a whale hunting scene on it. Guys with harpoons, harpoons stickin' out of the doomed whale, boats, the whole smash.
    Completely un-PC.
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    Just received an unopened can of Sperm Whale Oil in a Brownells yellow can. Still sea

    All funny responses. Thank you for the replies serious or not. I’m soooo curious to see if it lights up my CC guns.


    But can’t stand the smell of rotten fish!
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    I have to note I don't see any reference to "whale" on the can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bczadnm View Post
    I have to note I don't see any reference to "whale" on the can.
    Makes you wonder how they got that whale to get it all in the can.
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    Clock and watch makers valued sperm oil because it never thickened or got gummy. There is no substitute that works as well. I know someone still has part of a Army issue can from the Twenties. It's still clear and good.
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    This is fairly random but I got a call from an old friend cleaning out his grandfather's house and among the odds and ends relating to gun stuff he is giving me is a can of brownells sperm oil. No idea of the condition but it sounds cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowndog View Post
    All funny responses. Thank you for the replies serious or not. I’m soooo curious to see if it lights up my CC guns...
    All joking aside, if I had that can of whale oil, I would NOT open it, or plan to use it.

    A century or so ago, sperm whale oil was the best lubricant in the world for many applications. Today, we have far superior options. That can of oil has far more value as a collectible/shelf decoration/conversation piece than it does as a lubricant. Look at all the entertaining conversation it's drummed up already!
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    ^^ My Thoughts Exactly ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by old tanker View Post
    Clock and watch makers valued sperm oil because it never thickened or got gummy. There is no substitute that works as well. I know someone still has part of a Army issue can from the Twenties. It's still clear and good.
    I was a watchmaker, clockmaker, and gunsmith.

    Modern synthetic lubricants have far outstripped natural sperm or fish oils for lubrication.
    As example, Rolex uses 5 different lubricants in different places in their watches, all synthetic.


 
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