I myself just recently picked up my first AK-47 and was told by the dealer NOT to oil the gastube...is this true? While I have no reason to distrust the gentlemen, I am a big fan of second opinions and becoming completely familiar with the weapons I own. Thanks in Advance for anyone's input on this question P.S. Oh Yeah, I'm new here! I appreciate the forum & All the "Like-minded" folks here (especially) when it comes to what we see regarding Mr. Obama-lama-ding-dong!