Silicone oil in pellet gun piston, HELP!!
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Other Weapons > Silicone oil in pellet gun piston, HELP!!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FullautoUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Marxachusetts
Posts: 2,627
Liked 626 Times on 477 Posts
Likes Given: 1111

Default Silicone oil in pellet gun piston, HELP!!

Recently I heard that you shouldn't use silicone oil in pellet guns with metal pistons, I have been using it in my guns piston for a while now, what do I do?
__________________
LIVE FREE OR DIE

[COLOR="Blue"]See my pellet guns here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/groups/ftf%20pellet%20gunners/air%20gun%20picture%20thread-149/

RESIDENT AIR GUN GUY
FullautoUSA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 02-13-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RemFire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Isles
Posts: 198
Liked 35 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FullautoUSA View Post
Recently I heard that you shouldn't use silicone oil in pellet guns with metal pistons, I have been using it in my guns piston for a while now, what do I do?
Clean it all out asap, it turns to a gritty/sandy grinding paste anywhere there is metal to metal or even metal to plastic friction.

I just use it very sparingly and very rarely on rubber seals to stop them drieing up and cracking etc.
RemFire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 11:23 PM   #3
Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FullautoUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Marxachusetts
Posts: 2,627
Liked 626 Times on 477 Posts
Likes Given: 1111

Default

Are you sure, it has been working fine, only thing is that it is making a kind of squeaky ticking sound when I pump it, I've been using this for a couple months
__________________
LIVE FREE OR DIE

[COLOR="Blue"]See my pellet guns here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/groups/ftf%20pellet%20gunners/air%20gun%20picture%20thread-149/

RESIDENT AIR GUN GUY
FullautoUSA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 11:45 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,624
Liked 2220 Times on 1525 Posts
Likes Given: 820

Default

Pellet guns are lubricated with silicone grease from the factory. Petroluem distillates will destroy the seals in your pellet gun. That is why it is a very bad idea to use gun oil on the compression cylinder of your pellet gun. You should never need to lubricate the cylinder of a pellet gun. You need to lubricate the linkage of the cocking mechanism. See the Charlie Da Tuner website for more information. Buy a trigger from "The Tuner" you will not regret it.

Last edited by John_Deer; 02-13-2013 at 11:47 PM.
John_Deer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 11:56 PM   #5
Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FullautoUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Marxachusetts
Posts: 2,627
Liked 626 Times on 477 Posts
Likes Given: 1111

Default

This is not a break barrel, it's a pump, the M4177
__________________
LIVE FREE OR DIE

[COLOR="Blue"]See my pellet guns here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/groups/ftf%20pellet%20gunners/air%20gun%20picture%20thread-149/

RESIDENT AIR GUN GUY
FullautoUSA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RemFire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Isles
Posts: 198
Liked 35 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

I used a bit to much on my 1377 bolt probe seal, it got between the brass bolt and plastic reciever and turned to a gritty paste... horrible stuff but good for seals and preserving metal work against cocorrosion.
RemFire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 08:58 AM   #7
Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FullautoUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Marxachusetts
Posts: 2,627
Liked 626 Times on 477 Posts
Likes Given: 1111

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RemFire
I used a bit to much on my 1377 bolt probe seal, it got between the brass bolt and plastic reciever and turned to a gritty paste... horrible stuff but good for seals and preserving metal work against cocorrosion.
This isn't brass
__________________
LIVE FREE OR DIE

[COLOR="Blue"]See my pellet guns here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/groups/ftf%20pellet%20gunners/air%20gun%20picture%20thread-149/

RESIDENT AIR GUN GUY
FullautoUSA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 11:39 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RemFire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Isles
Posts: 198
Liked 35 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Well I've always understood that is causes galling around metals and can even destroy your airgun. Have a read of this as one example.

http://www.airgunbbs.com/showthread.php?159220-SILICONE-OIL-DAMAGE-Part2

But by all means dont let me stop you if your happy about it...
RemFire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 11:43 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RemFire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Isles
Posts: 198
Liked 35 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Quote:
Ben organised a demonstration this afternoon at his workshop which involved revolving a steel bar in his lathe and then winding another piece of steel against its side. With no lubrication at all the two pieces of steel slide together but once a few drops of silicone oil was applied the steel immediately started to be worn away in a very disturbing manner. Clear evidence if any were needed at the instant destructive ability of this oil on sliding metal surfaces.
.............
RemFire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 11:12 PM   #10
Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FullautoUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Marxachusetts
Posts: 2,627
Liked 626 Times on 477 Posts
Likes Given: 1111

Default

I saw no damage in the piston, only on the lever which isn't in the piston
__________________
LIVE FREE OR DIE

[COLOR="Blue"]See my pellet guns here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/groups/ftf%20pellet%20gunners/air%20gun%20picture%20thread-149/

RESIDENT AIR GUN GUY
FullautoUSA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Silicone oil in pellet gun piston, HELP!!! FullautoUSA Cleaning and Maintenance 2 03-22-2013 08:26 PM
Hunting with pellet gun longunner Hunting Forum 25 11-14-2012 04:20 AM
opic for a .177 pellet gun sagenodland Optics & Mounts 1 12-02-2011 03:46 AM
Bb -vs- pellet seanch The Club House 2 10-25-2011 11:37 PM
Pellet Pistol ninjatoth Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 28 10-19-2009 02:48 PM



Newest Threads