Where to oil your firearm.

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by mopowerbmx, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. mopowerbmx

    mopowerbmx New Member

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    I haven't seen a general thread on where to oil your firearm. There are plenty of posts on different guns on how to clean and lube and what is the best product but I want to start a thread on where to lube any gun. I'm going to start out with the three easiest photos to find on a AR,AK,& Glock. Please post a picture and name of any gun you have. Either out of an owners Manuel or web picture. Thanks. A
     
  2. mopowerbmx

    mopowerbmx New Member

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    Ar 15

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  3. MoHawk

    MoHawk New Member

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    ^^^ Hard to argue with that
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Then there's the debate of grease for the large sliding parts, and oil for the small parts...

    I've used vaseline in iraq on my saw. That was an extreme condition. For everyday usage, I just stick to ballistol on everything. My carry gun does not see the abuse or extreme conditions that my saw did in iraq.

    I just oil everything, then wipe down. Maybe if I were doing some competitions it'd be different, but my gun just doesn't see that kind of usage. Range sessions for me max out at about 200 rounds, limited by finances, and simply oiling everything hasn't failed yet.
     
  5. mopowerbmx

    mopowerbmx New Member

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    Thank you for your service. Do you have a diagram where to oil or grease the SAW? What I want to do is get a thread started on where to oil and grease. Kinda a quick reference on as many guns as possible instead of looking all over the web. I'm trying to find stuff like lever actions,bolt action,pistols Shotguns, or what ever. Think it would be neat to see what everyone comes up with. I don't have Manuel's on a few of my guns and can't find a good oiling diagram. I mostly know where to oil by wear points and common since but I could be missing something important.
     
  6. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    For storage I like to go 'wet'. For shooting, just a dab will do ya!
     

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  7. Eagle1803

    Eagle1803 New Member

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    Good info, good post!:)
     
  8. trip286

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    With my saw, I scrubbed it clean with brakefree, and then either wiped it down with an oily rag or sprayed it down with any available spray. By this I mean, I treated everything. Then I very heavily greased the rails, charging handle rail, and packed vaseline where the feed tray cover meets the receiver. That last was to keep grit from blowing into it.
     
  9. seancslaughter

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    We used to use a dry lube on our crew served guns and on saws and 240b I think it was made by a company called militech or something. It would not attract sand like clp did. One of our guys was a gun guru and convinced the command to order it out of our own pockets and lemme tell you our weapons never failed when we needed them
     
  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    We didn't have the dry lube. The army was using it, but we hadn't gotten any.
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    When in doubt, read the owner's manual.

    This good gent has collected a BUNCH of owner's manuals, and put them on line. If this is useful to you, send him a couple of bucks to defray the cost of keeping his website open. S&W lawyers (not to bright) made him take down the S&W manuals.

    http://stevespages.com/page7b.htm
     
  12. seancslaughter

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    We did it at battery level and pooled money to get it because clp was locking everything up and the dry lube wasn't something they could order on the battery credit card
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I would think they'd want the manual readily available... obviously as long as it's correct of course.
     
  14. Jstrong

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    On my p226 SAO I grease the rails and lube all other points,but it gets the most use out of all my guns as I shoot IDPA with it.