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Old 03-24-2013, 07:20 PM   #11
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Oil metal parts as liberally as you want, and then wipe them clean, so that you can't really see any oil.

You have still left a film of lube and protectant on the metal.

The only time I'd recommend a heavier coating of oil is either in a very wet/humid, corrosive environment or for long term storage.

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If I'm not storing the gun for a good bit and know ill have it back out of the safe for shooting in less then a month or so I put a bit of oil in a cloth, wipe down all metal parts and then run a patch through the barrel with a bit of oil on it. If its going in the safe for a longer, I'll go a little heavier on the oil or pull it out and rewipe it every not and again.

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Oil metal parts as liberally as you want, and then wipe them clean, so that you can't really see any oil.

You have still left a film of lube and protectant on the metal.

The only time I'd recommend a heavier coating of oil is either in a very wet/humid, corrosive environment or for long term storage.
Your advice is sound but why pour it on then wipe it off
Like the old brylcream (?) commercial--"A little dab will do ya"
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I was lucky a few years ago, a friend of mine that is a diabetic, gave me a carton of 50 syringes with needles. I fill one with a little gun oil and place the needle right were I want a tad of oil. I use oil where it is needed, but sparingly. Put the cap back over the needle and use it whenever needed.

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Hey Hoss, if you read back a bit, I said that I was too tight to pour it on like sauce. I was just sayin' that you CAN use as much as you want as long as you wipe it down well!

Momma didn't raise no fool, atleast not my brothers and sister anyways!!

I guess the "I'm too tight" must have been on another thread.

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Sounds like you want to prevent rust/corrosion.

Get some RIG grease and just wipe with a little on a piece of cotton Tshirt. No OIL.

NO OIL for sure in gun barrels as it all ends up un the stock when guns are stored standing. Ever see the part of a stock near the action that looks all black. That is oil that has drained out of the barrel and into the stock, little bit everytime the gun is cleaned. Twenty yrs, or less, and stock is soaked and there is NO way to get it out.

I dont store any gun in a soft/hard case. That corrodes em for sure.

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