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What was the solvent that we used to clean our rifles in the Marine Corps?

 
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:33 AM
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LSA sounds very familar. It came in 1 quart OD containers with a screw cap and I do believe these containers had the milspec number or stock number written on and the letters LSA.
That is correct. I believe they also had it packed in smaller 4 or 6 oz plastic bottles for personal carry.
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LSA sounds very familar. It came in 1 quart OD containers with a screw cap and I do believe these containers had the milspec number or stock number written on and the letters LSA.
I've never seen LSA in quart bottles! Where did you find it?
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The solvent was issued to us from the armory when we would finish at the range. Now it may not have been LSA but it sounds darn familar for some reason.
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The solvent was issued to us from the armory when we would finish at the range. Now it may not have been LSA but it sounds darn familar for some reason.
LSA is rather thick, whitish looking (like snot<g>). I have mixed it with automatic transmission fluid at one time or another. Results were also good (we used the same stuff that came in CD850 tank transmissions as it's also super high detergent).
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well if it were whitesh and like snot it was not LSA
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well if it were whitesh and like snot it was not LSA
LSA is a whitish yellow color with a consistency about halfway between a light grease and a oil. I used to QC the stuff for a living. You must be thinking of something else.
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well if it were whitesh and like snot it was not LSA
I've been thru hundreds of bottles while I was in the Army, and every bottle was labled LSA. That was so far back in time that we were some of the first users of the stuff. Perhaps they changed the formulation; I don't know. But it was developed when they were having problems with M16's, and hit the scene in early 1968 or late 1967
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