Fast forward to a few years ago, I ordered a catalog from another German outfitter, Akah. While perusing through the pages, I came across this stuff again. The Akah catalog is written in English so I could read about this stuff. It is a mineral oil based CLP (cleaner/lubricant/preservative) that is nontoxic and safe for all surfaces-metal, wood, plastic and leather. Over the years I forgot about this stuff but it wasn't until I saw a youtuber post a video about this stuff did it spark my interest again. I goggled it and looked for a retailer that sold it and ordered a few cans.
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Originally made for the German army, Ballistol has thousands of uses. This stuff is great and use it for anything. I spray down a rag and wipe the entire gun with it including the wood and leather sling. Although I've never tried it but I have read that it has been used for minor cuts and scratches. Its truly a miracle oil. Because it emulsifies with water, its great for an all weather lubricant. So if it rains, the rain doesn't wash off the oils. It does not dry or congeal. Seal Team 6 and the USCG have adopted it for weapons maintenance in the early 90s if that convinces you. German shooters and hunters swear by this stuff. For me that was good enough for me to try it.