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    Lucas Oil with Colt SAA and other Colt guns...

    Hey All....

    This is NOt...repeat-NOT a discussion on what you use or what is the "best" gun oil there is... This is more of a curiosity question(s) and here it goes.

    When did Lucas Oil start being put in with the Colt item?? Example: I purchased a Colt AR-15 about five months ago-Lucas Oil. Same with my 1911 and now my Colt SAA.

    Why?? Does Lucas give a "percentage" of sales back to Colt? Sponsor Colt related shooting events? Own a portion /invested in Colt?

    Does anyone use the Lucas Oil packaged in with your new gun??? It states on the package "Extreme Duty"...why not their regular gun oil? Has anyone liked it and now has switched over to Lucas Oil?

    Pro-vs-Con??

    Just your 2cents on Lucas Gun Oil.

    Thanks
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    Lucas jumped in with Sig as their "featured" lubricant a few years back too. I've used it and it's one of the better products. It's decent stuff but in the end, all just marketing. I'm sure they pay the gun company to include some with everything, hoping the end purchaser will become loyal to their brand.
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    Lucus was also in with the Springfield Saint the I bought back in the fall.
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    Lucas Gun Oil has been around for quite some time now as I've had a small bottle of it for at least 20 years now.
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    I recently saw a short special on Lucas Oil. The person being interviewed was interesting, but I got the feeling that their products are basic oil with a "witch's brew"
    of additives 'thrown in.' They are very secretive about those additives.
    I recently had problems with an old automobile, so I purchased some of the Lucas Oil Additive that is sold on line and at Wal-Mart. The additive may have improved the engine performance by cleaning out carbon build-up, but it also dissolved part of the rubber feed line from the gas tank to the engine. I had gas leaking all under my car. I was lucky it did not catch fire.

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    Saintclair- My “snake oil” for the last sixty years has been Marvel Mystery Oil. You might enjoy a blog on oil, 540RAT. It use to be short and to the point. Do a speed read.

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    It is all about $$$$$'s baby.

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    After years of Triumphs, BSAs and Healeys I can't have the Prince of Darkness touch my guns.
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    I bought 5 gallons of Lucas oil for general use and for one of the ultrasonic tanks. Small quantities are $1 or more/oz, 5 gallons/15 cents/oz. It’s all about the packaging/applicators. I doubt there is any real advantage to any brand lubricant as long as it is a suitable type and viscosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintclair View Post
    I recently saw a short special on Lucas Oil. The person being interviewed was interesting, but I got the feeling that their products are basic oil with a "witch's brew"
    of additives 'thrown in.' They are very secretive about those additives.
    ...
    Yelp, that is a pretty good summation.

    I had two exciting and diverse careers during my days: Valvoline Technology (40 yrs) and local county LE (13 yrs). I could write pages in response to this or similar comments but it would likely bore most. Ha! Actual product development and product application/testing requires significant investment and talent. This was one of my areas of responsibility: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgLnP9koj7s

    I'll just say Lucas does a fairly good job of marketing toward niche opportunities.

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