Oiling a gun

Oiling a gun

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    Oiling a gun

    I'm not 100% sure where to put the drops of oil. Can I seriously mess anything up if I put it in the wrong place, (where ever that is)?
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    What is the gun, maybe we can help you out.

    EDIT: And yes, some places should not be oiled. For example, striker channels should not be oiled.
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    Jean I would be surprised if your model weapon is not on youtube being cleaned an lubed

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    Lubrication requirements vary and yes- you can mess up your firearm. Oil in the magazine or striker channel can create some problems that could cause some failures to fire or cycle. As a general rule of thumb, you don't want metal rubbing metal or metal cutting grooves in polymer. I also fall in the camp of a little goes a long way. I know a guy who has failure after failure. But, you can take out the mag is his gun and it and the mag well will literally be dripping oil and the rounds will be soaked. You can't grip his gun without getting oil on your hand. (Yet, he doesn't think over oiling can be a problem.)

    ETA- Youtube is usually a good place to look for help like this. (There are some idiots there. But, you can tell who they are.)


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    You should only lube as directed by manufacturer. Any manual can be downloaded, at least from the major manufacturers. Over lubricating and lubricating areas not needing lubrication can cause malfunctions. Good luck, and Be Safe.
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    youtube would be the easiest way to explain it.
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    Heres an expert on the subject.

    Proper Lubrication of an Auto Pistol


    He also does very good videos (especially the 2nd video) of proper lubrication of a Glock 19

    The #1 & #2 problems reported by Glock is Over & Under lubrication.
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    I use a light synthetic grease on the slide rails,it stays put until it heats up and then lubes great,once it cools down it returns to its grease stage
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    Often the manual will say where to put what and how much or youtube .. And yeah too much or too little oil can do issues or the wrong places

    For glocks I just do what the manual sates
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    It is very important not to over lube your firearm. If you bought your gun new there should be a diagram in your manual showing the spots that need to be lubed.
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    Look in your owners manual, there is a section in there for lubrication. If you don't have a manual, you can download one online.
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    I lube pivot points. Where the hammer is connected, where the trigger is connected, the crane on a revolver, ejector on a revolver, springs on everything, slide on an autoloader where the upper slides on the lower, the base of the magazine release, switch type safetys. Basically moving parts. As someone commented earlier, a little goes a long way.

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    So........what gun are speaking of JL and you'll have the correct answer.

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    Thanks guys! I don't know why I didn't think of looking in the manual.

    Great suggestion about "Youtube" too!

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