that's what i did/do-most times now it's white lithium-it takes about 3 finger-scoops- you don't need much- esp if you look at the "applicator"Steve M1911A1 said:OK, so now tell me about the tiny, screw-top jar of yellow Lubriplate.
Was one supposed to take the grease out of the jar, and put it into the CASE, LUBRICANT? Or was it carried separately? Where?
that's b/c in 1975, you would probably have been issued a 'hand-back" and NOT a factory fresh m-14, lots of rifles had incomplete kits upon handback, and being plastic, the oilers broke, leaked, and were generally useless in the field- plus, it was one sob to get at- that little door in the buttplate had to be opened with the tip of your bayonet or similar object- you couldn't just stick your thumbnail under the catch and pry it open- that was the reason that most of us carried an extra kit either in the ruc, or at the bottom of the buttpack, , and that kit included broken shell extractor, and the issue can of lsa,bore cleaner, patches, and lubriplate as well as the standard kitshep854 said:When I was issued my M14 at Quantico in 1975, we didn't get the oiler described; we just got the rod, tips, brush and a small plastic bottle of oil. For Lubriplate, a plastic jar was passed around.