Lever gun maintenance

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by carnestopher, May 28, 2013.

  1. carnestopher

    carnestopher New Member

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    Just finished putting Froglube on my four levers and was curious, how often do y'all completely disassemble and service yours? Mine see MAYBE 2-300 rounds per year combined so they're just sitting in the safe most of the time. Also, when I do run them I just shoot whatever is cheapest so I'm sure carbon fouling is higher than normal.
     
  2. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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    I always spend about 3hrs after a range day cleaning and relubing. The only reason i do that is, i dont know when the next time shooting will be. My marlin 336c has been frog lubed 4 time right after the range and it loves the stuff. The action is butter smooth and the gun always smells awsome. :-D
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    On a levergun? Usually give it a takedown, scrub and lube at least once a century.
     
  4. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I'm new to levers so please excuse my ignorance. Just bought my first Winchester model 94 so I wanna make sure I take care of her right.

    What parts of the gun do you use froglube on? Does it have any advantage over ballistol?
     
  5. carnestopher

    carnestopher New Member

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    I Froglube it all. Everything is "dry" until you start running it then it "wets" itself.

    I've been using FL for a while now and I don't see myself using anything else anytime soon. Even my .22s will run seemingly forever with no extra lube or cleaning.
     
  6. carnestopher

    carnestopher New Member

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    My friend let me do some work on his VERY neglected 30-30. I'll post some before-during-after pictures tonight hopefully. Just depends on how long it takes. Stand by, folks.
     
  7. carnestopher

    carnestopher New Member

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  8. Intheshop

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    Marlin 336 "beater" here....guy owed me some money,only reason it's here(really don't like their "micro-groove").

    It see's probably 75% cast bullets and the rest,150 G,RN Hornady handloads.Rarely doing a complete "takedown" for cleaning......maybe every 3-400 rounds?

    Equipped with a nice 4X scope,they do make excellent "loaner" Deer rifles meaning,they're quite easy to shoot.Good luck with yours.