How to Lubricate the Marlin 336 Rifle

Learn how to properly lubricate the Marlin 336 lever action rifle from a professional gunsmith from Brownells. Gun manuals are great but it is so much easier to watch a video and learn how to do something. Lever action rifles are very easy to field strip and clean. It is advisable to only use gunsmith screwdrivers on firearms. If you use a standard screwdriver, it is possible a screw slot could get damaged and then you’ll need to see a gunsmith to remove the damaged screw.

Some of my favorite gun lubricants are Breakfree CLP, Rem Oil, Hornady One Shot, M-Pro 7 LPX, Weapon Shield CLP and Hoppe’s Synthetic Gun Oil.

How to Clean the Marlin 336 Lever Action

Learn how to lubricate the Marlin 336 lever action rifle from a professional gunsmith from Brownells. Videos are the best platform for learning how to do just about anything. I’ve read many firearm manuals and videos are just 100 times better.

Some of the better lubricants that I have used on firearms are Breakfree CLP, Rem Oil, Hornady One Shot, M-Pro 7 LPX and Hoppe’s Synthetic Gun Oil. It’s also a great idea to have a set of gunsmith screwdrivers. You can buy a small set for about $12.

How to Disassemble the Marlin 336 Rifle

Learn how to disassemble the Marlin 336 lever action rifle and the many variants from a professional gunsmith from Brownells. A video is so much more effective when it comes to learning how to do something. I’ve read many gun manuals but when I watched a video, it was much easier. Once you remove the bolt from a lever action rifle, you can clean the barrel from breech to muzzle just like any other rifle.

*** It’s always a great idea to own a set of Gunsmith Screwdrivers when performing gun maintenance.

How to Completely Disassemble the 1911 Pistol

Wilson Combat makes some of the world’s finest 1911 pistols. Ron Philips from Wilson Combat demonstrates how to completely disassemble the 1911 pistol. The 1911 pistol is much more complex that most other semi auto pistols like the Glock and XDM. It takes some knowledge to strip a 1911 and some patience too.

Hoppe’s GunMedic Cleaner and Lube Test Video

So how well does Hoppe’s GunMedic Cleaner and Lube work? The only way to really know the truth is to test it scientifically. If you watch someone clean a gun or barrel with a gun cleaner, can you really determine if the cleaner works well? NOT REALLY.

I do scientific tests when it comes to gun cleaners and gun oils. For gun cleaners, I burn some powder on a piece of metal and then clean it with a gun cleaner. You are able to see how well it works because everything is in the open unlike the bore of a gun barrel. It will either wipe clean easily or it won’t.

Here’s my Hoppe’s GunMedic Cleaner and Lube test video.

Gun Oil Corrosion Test – Lucas Gun Oil

Lucas Gun Oil is a well know lubricant and particularly more famous in the automotive industry but anyway let’s see how well a straight gun oil prevents corrosion.

I use a simple corrosion test which entails applying a gun oil or CLP to a clean bare metal plate. I spray the treated metal plate with water and then let it sit outside in the desert climate until rust appears. Every other day I will spray the treated plate with water until it rusts.

Here it is…Lucas Gun Oil

Here’s the gun oil corrosion test setup….clean metal plate and Lucas Gun Oil.

Here’s the steel plate. Nice and clean and no rust.

I apply 2 drops of Lucas Gun Oil to the steel plate and then I’ll spread it evenly.

Closeup of the 2 drops of oil. Lucas Gun Oil looks just like motor oil unlike other gun oils and CLPs.

Now that the Lucas Gun Oil has been applied, I can start the test with a good spray of water.

I gave the test plate 2 good squirts of water.

It’s a little hard to see the water because it did not bead up. You can see a few beads in the lower right hand corner. Now let’s see what happens in the next 24 hours.

24 Hours Later – Lucas Gun Oil Corrosion Test

There is a light film of rust taking hold. Let’s take a closer look.

RUST….Lucas Gun Oil does not provide a long lasting corrosion barrier but it’s not a CLP either. Lucas Gun Oil is a just a lubricant.

Gun Oil Corrosion Test – FireClean CLP

Fireclean CLP is a non-toxic cleaner, lubricant and protectant. I have used it in the past on a AK-47 and it performed well as a lubricant. Let’s test its ability to protect metal from corrosion.

I use a simple gun oil corrosion test consisting of a bare metal plate, gun oil or CLP, gun cleaner, cleaning patches and a water spray bottle. I clean the metal plate and then apply the gun oil or CLP. The treated metal plate is then subject to the Arizona desert conditions in addition to water spray every other day.

Here’s the Fireclean CLP and bare metal plate.

I applied 2 drops of Fireclean CLP to the clean bare metal plate. I will spread the 2 drops out evenly with a few cleaning patches.

The Fireclean actually removed a tiny amount of dirt when I spread it out with the cleaning patches. Now lets spray some water on it and start the test.

The water beaded very nicely. Now let’s let it sit and see what happens.

24 Hours Later – FireClean CLP Corrosion Test

Here are the results after 24 hours of the desert climate and 1 water spray.

There is some rust on the metal. Let’s take a closer look.

Now you can see the light rust on the metal. Fireclean CLP did not prevent corrosion when water was introduced and the Arizona desert heat.



Water Based Non Toxic Gun Cleaner – M-Pro 7

M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner is a water-based, non-toxic gun cleaner manufactured by Pantheon Enterprises, Inc. Pantheon Enterprises strives to produce innovative and bio-friendly products that perform extremely well. Hence M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner.

Some people laugh at a water based gun cleaner but let me tell you, water-based gun cleaners penetrate carbon better than any other chemical compounds.

Hoppe’s Range Cleaning Kit

Have you every wanted to¬†clean your gun at the shooting range but didn’t want to haul all your gun cleaning stuff with you?

Wouldn’t it be great to have a special gun cleaning kit for the shooting range?

…one that keeps everything organized and away from the dust and dirt at the range?

Hello….Hoppe’s Range Cleaning Kit.( Get one at

Here’s what the Range Cleaning Kit includes.

  • Universal kit includes brushes, swabs, patches and tools
  • Advanced fold out cleaning mat for advanced cleaning and disassembly of firearms
  • Work surface is oil and solvent resistant
  • Magnet in upper corner to keep small parts contained

Here’s a Hoppe’s Demo video for the Range Cleaning Kit.