PLEWS Grease Gun?

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PLEWS Grease Gun?

Post by lt.luke » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:53 am

Are there any WWII correct lever-type PLEWS grease guns?

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Post by d42jeep » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:35 pm

Not that I know of, Luke. I've had an Alemite and a Lincoln but no other lever guns. Plews made oilers, though. The Plews 1105 is in the NAF catalog as a R13-O-1400 and the Plews 1125 is a R13-O-1470.
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Post by lt.luke » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:31 am

Well crud! I bought one over the weekend. It's missing the spout, or whatever it's called. But it had the "feel" of WWII. If I can ever remember, I'll post a picture.

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Re: PLEWS Grease Gun?

Post by DJ's Jeeps » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:51 am

What’s the tip look like I have a few strange ones extra


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Post by lt.luke » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:15 am

DJ's Jeeps wrote:
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What’s the tip look like I have a few strange ones extra


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I've got not idea. What I think was there is a broken flexible rubber hose. As I'm sure you are aware, they are not difficult to change.

What is really important is whether or not the PLEWS I have shares the same thread cut with the tips you have.


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PLEWS Grease Gun?

Post by DJ's Jeeps » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:49 am

I have some others I have not listed yet! Anyway love to see pictures to see what you have and compare.

Would the tip have a standard zerk fitting? I have some complete grease guns I found wwii military with a rubber hose and a needle tip!

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Re: PLEWS Grease Gun?

Post by lt.luke » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:53 am

DJ's Jeeps wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:49 am
I have some others I have not listed yet! Anyway love to see pictures to see what you have and compare.

Would the tip have a standard zerk fitting? I have some complete grease guns I found wwii military with a rubber hose and a needle tip!

Thanks!


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I will post a pic in a day or two. I wonder if the needle-equipped guns you found were/are to fill recoil mechanisms?

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Re: PLEWS Grease Gun?

Post by Hartofoak » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:24 am

Here's a photo of somebody's PLEWS/GEM oiler, and a link to a possible alternative "ARO" grease gun;
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Re: PLEWS Grease Gun?

Post by d42jeep » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:22 am

Here is my Plews oiler that bears a close resemblance to the Plews oiler (R13-O-1400) shown on the page of the Navy Class 13 catalog that Wingnutt scanned some time back.
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