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    lubricating Guns

    I would like to know what is considered "lightly lubricate"?? I have been cleaning and lubricating my weapons. What I do is put a light dab of oil on a swatch and wipe the metal parts. When I went to the range the clerk checked my weapons for me and he said I had over lubricated. How do you guys do it?? Thanks for your input.

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    Are you doing this on the out side of the gun ?, if so you might be over lubricating it a little. What i do is take an old rag that i have and just spray it with a light mist of WD 40 and wipe my gun down on the out side when im done cleaning it, ive been doing it that way for years and it works good for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Rider View Post
    Are you doing this on the out side of the gun ?, if so you might be over lubricating it a little. What i do is take an old rag that i have and just spray it with a light mist of WD 40 and wipe my gun down on the out side when im done cleaning it, ive been doing it that way for years and it works good for me.
    No, I'm speaking of the internal parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLM View Post
    No, I'm speaking of the internal parts
    Ok, what i do on the inside is put a drop of oil on the parts that move and spread it out with my finger, and on the areas that show normal contact wear i will also put a little oil on these areas as well and spread it around a little. You don`t need to use a lot of oil, a little goes a long ways. Excesive oiling will pick up dust and cause fouling from powder residue while shooting.

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    The answer depends on the gun...
    My Walther, aka Tupperware type. I put a "small" amount of FP-10 on the moving parts. On my 1911, a bigger drop on parts that grate against each other. That "small" amount on the moving internals.
    I run my AR wet. It functions better that way. Quite a few "drops" on the moving parts of it.

    Clean with CLP or Ed's RED if you know how to make it.

    Then, as noted above, I will give a quick wipe over the outside with a rag that has some lubricant sprayed on it. Very lightly.

    Psalm 82:3-5

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    Lucas gun oil is the best I wouldn't use wd 40 on nothing I own

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    Ditto on the internals. I've always used Pledge furniture polish on the external. Never had an rust and it doesn't collect any dust and no oily residue.

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    WD40 is NOT a lubricant!

    WD stands for water displacement. It does a fantastic job for a lot of tasks, but gun lube is not one of them. I clean and lube with CLP, but any gun lube is better than wd40.

    -Matt

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    Only one should be used, "slipstream". Google it. Best **** out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyNH View Post
    WD40 is NOT a lubricant!

    WD stands for water displacement. It does a fantastic job for a lot of tasks, but gun lube is not one of them. I clean and lube with CLP, but any gun lube is better than wd40.

    -Matt
    I never said i used WD 40 as a lube, i said i wipe down my guns with it when im done cleaning them.

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