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    Rust Preventive Compound Medium (USA SPEC 2-84) Cosmoline?

    I was looking through an old garand manual and it says that if the weapon is not going to fired for a considerable period or if local conditions cause excessive rust, rust preventive compound medium should be applied (U.S.A. SPEC 2-84)... I searched all over the internet but could not find the spec on anything but I assume it is a type of cosmoline. Does anyone have a WWII can with this spec?

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    My dad's was in the reserves after WWII. He had a book called "The Organized Reserved Basic Manual". In it I found "Rust-preventive compound.....A semi-solid. grease-like substance issued for the preservation of metal when subject to prolong storage".
    No part # was stated, but it sounds like cosmo to me.
    Last edited by jak; 10-07-2017, 05:13 PM.

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      Thanks for the comments.. in the early documents it called for medium weight treatment but in later pubs, by 1942 it was calling for light weight rust preventive compound that's why I am trying to determine what the spec actually called out. With a little luck and information I may decide to write a short paper or article about what I've recently uncovered regarding lubrication and preventive maintenance of the garand. I would like to find TR 1300-30k and TR 1395-A. 1395 should not be that hard to find since it is referenced in many areas but I've never heard of TR 1300-30K before.

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