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Old 10-30-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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Ive noticed that many of my old mil-surps require grease in addition to oil..
So how do I know to use oil or grease and where? Are there certain surfaces or mechanisms that need the grease?

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Rifles-Grease on bolt lugs. Oil elsewhere.

Pistols- grease slide rails, oil elsewhere

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I forget where I heard it, but the rule I use is:
If it slides, grease it. If it rotates, oil it.
Opinions vary of course.

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Above is good advice. There are also operator's manual for a LOT of the MilSurps- like the Garand, which SHOULD get grease at one point.

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I forget where I heard it, but the rule I use is:
If it slides, grease it. If it rotates, oil it.
Opinions vary of course.
....ditto

....also, if oil doesn't hold until the next cleaning, try some grease!

....if grease clogs before the next cleaning, try some oil!

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I forget where I heard it, but the rule I use is:
If it slides, grease it. If it rotates, oil it.
Opinions vary of course.
Thats a really good rule of thumb.
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I forget where I heard it, but the rule I use is:
If it slides, grease it. If it rotates, oil it.
Opinions vary of course.
Very good advice. Thumbs up.
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NO Grease on the AR Rifle!

Most major manufacturer do not recommend the use of grease on the AR Rifle.
A good quality lubricant that will not run off due to heat is recommended.

*As a note Rem Oil is too light and will run off with heat when used with the AR Rifle.

It is great for other applications however. Revolvers, other weapons, fishing reels and etc.
The M-14s, Ruger Minis and other rifles with a Bolt Roller Cam type system should have grease used on the Roller.

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I have a dti ar 15 and it was greased up when I got it. It jammed on me 3 or 4 times. I took it home. Completley gutted it and cleaned it. The I bought some Remingtion oil and and fine and shot 100 rounds

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