Silicone oil in pellet gun piston, HELP!!

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by FullautoUSA, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    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?
     
  2. RemFire

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    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.
     

  3. FullautoUSA

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    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
     
  4. John_Deer

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    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.
     
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  5. FullautoUSA

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    This is not a break barrel, it's a pump, the M4177
     
  6. RemFire

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    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.
     
  7. FullautoUSA

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    This isn't brass
     
  8. RemFire

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    .............
     
  10. FullautoUSA

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    I saw no damage in the piston, only on the lever which isn't in the piston