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Substitute for Gits Oiler

Discussion in 'MACHINE RESTORATION & WAY SCRAPING' started by cathead, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. cathead

    cathead Active User Active Member

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    Missing several Gits oilers, I fabricated several out of some rifle shells, 30-06 and 44 mag I think it was.
    The 30-06 shell was cut off at a 45 degree angle and carefully silver soldered back together to form
    a right angled oiler. The cover for the oiler is a 44 Magnum shell swaged out a bit for a good fit. Maybe
    not quite as nice as the Gits but functional and with no expense. I suppose some would say it is a
    red neck type repair but I kinda like it. :)





     
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    The age old saying that "necessity is the mother of invention" holds true yet once again!
     
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    FOMOGO United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I believe Frank Zappa said that. Mike
     
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    How does the oil get past the primers?
     
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    You just shoot it in :)
    Sorry I just couldn't resist
     
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    I like it ALOT! May I steal the idea to use on my stuff?
     
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    The 44 Mag brass slides over the 30-06 so you pull off the 44 Mag and shoot in the oil.:grin:
     
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    Please do!
     
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    Now I get it. Great idea!
     
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    Great idea Cathead!:aok:
     
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    I like it too, cool idea!
     
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    What did you use for the wick inside to slow down the oil?
     
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    My Gits oilers didn't have anything to slow down the oil flow but in the past I have cut some round pieces of felt and lined the
    tube pushing the felt in a ways so there is room for the felt on top. Packing the felt in there slows down the flow of course so
    it can be a trial and error thing.
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    Here's a little useful information on making some ammunition style oilers. Go to a shooting range and
    collect up a bunch of various spent cartridges. (I save brass as occasionally I will need to melt down
    for a project). If you have an inventory of various diameters, you can usually find a necked down diameter
    that fits your oiler hole. I generally cut off the unwanted portion of the shell in the lathe using a 5c collet.
    Hack saws generally are too coarse to cut nicely and make a rough edge on the parts.
    Sometimes a little machining is needed to fit on an appropriately sized cover or stretch out a shell a little
    for a nice fit. It keeps the chips out of your machines and looks really nice if you keep the brass polished up.
    The bottom of a brass shell is a lot thicker so one can machine the cover to fit inside the bottom part by
    machining off enough material till it fits inside as shown in the photo.
     
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