can this be used to clean the inside of your barrels?
Yes. Widely used for that purpose for firearms and airguns.
Is this oil intended for hinges and other pivot points in break barrels? If not, which oil is appropriate? Thanks
Do NOT use silicone lube on metal-to-metal interfaces. Silicone lubricant increases galling (pitting/removal of metal/etc.) when the metal rubs together. Silicone is only recommended for metal to plastic, metal to rubber, metal to orings, etc.
Its an all purpose oil good for wiping down your guns. I would use more of a grease on the hinges like silicon oil or the molly paste ( Air Venturi Moly Metal-to-Metal Paste,...)
What is recommended as a close substitute of this product for those of us who live in the Golden State of Environmental Regulators (a.k.a. "California")???
You can buy Ballistol in California, No Problem
It's not allowed in Calif? Well, I've never used this stuff, but the similar products I do use are Break-Free CLP and MP-5 oil. Other lubes I use for guns are; syn motor oil, bearing grease, trans fluid, and Tungsten Disulfide powder. For stripping parts clean of all oils I use carb/brake cleaner or hot water/dishsoap. What of all those lubes goes where in another story, and depends on the gun. They're saying the Ballistol is good on wood, but people say it stinks so why would I want that soaked into my stock?
For cleaning your barrels, take a look at Hoppe's. Just be sure not to get it on any of your seals.
It says extremely flammable, why is it recommended for a springer? People are gonna lube their compression tubes and pistons and have damaging detonations.. its even more dangerous to use flammable lubricants in a pcp...... is this only for exterior applications? It should say something about this.
The propellant is flammable. Not the lubricant. After being sprayed on a surface and allowed to air dry the propellant evaporates leaving a non flammable lubricant behind.
I doubt it's not flammable and will not diesel, but maybe someone can chime in? I'd test it in the chamber if I had it, but so far everything I've tried diesels, but how violently is the question. Either way I think this primarily an exterior rust protectant.
Ok nevermind, the oils are inert and non-flammable, its the propane propellent that is why it says that. Looked up the MSDS, Seems like good stuff.