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 Post subject: over & under action lube
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:03 pm 
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Just bought a new O&U gun and the action is a hard to break open.
Any recommendations on any lube or grease to make this easier ???




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 Post subject: Re: over & under action lube
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:10 pm 
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juancts wrote:
Just bought a new O&U gun and the action is a hard to break open.
Any recommendations on any lube or grease to make this easier ???


First thing is to CLEAN it thoroughly. I use grease on the hinge pin and other bearing surfaces, and it gets cleaned and replaced every time I shoot. Oil is used for protection, grease on surfaces that rub - working the action a LOT, preferably shooting at targets, is the best method

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 Post subject: Re: over & under action lube
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:29 am 
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Making sure you use fresh grease every time is more important than what brand you use.
I use Lucas Sticky Red, it's made for big truck bearings and can withstand huge pressures. It's red so I can see where I apply it and it stays put. Lucas products can be found at most auto parts stores. A tube of Lucas grease costs about 5 bucks and will last you and your friends a long time.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:50 am 
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I use Shooter's Choice Synthetic All-Weather High-Tech Gun Grease on pivot points and moving parts. I also remove and replace after each shooting. Great Lubricant!

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 Post subject: Re: over & under action lube
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:12 am 
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I've been using Pro Gold for a long time. Same jar for years. With a good, sticky grease, you don't need a huge amount to keep everything well-coated.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:20 am 
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No one ever talks about how to go about lubing the hinge pins, joints and mating surfaces.

I use an old toothbrush and cotton swabs to remove ALL of the old lube as part of gun cleaning.

Then, I normally use a cotton swab to apply a light, even coating of my selected lube.

Of course, the REST of the gun is cleaned and receives "a very light coat of oil".

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:27 am 
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+1 to what BobK said. This is how I do it as well.

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 Post subject: Re: over & under action lube
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:33 am 
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I find that a patch wetted with CLP wipes off grease well, and can be pulled through spaces like those behind the extractors, and a cotton swab or two takes care of the nooks and crannies.

That's for trunnion guns like Beretta or SKB. For a Browning, maybe a toothbrush would work better.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:43 am 
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Maybe I'm just old school. I use my finger to apply the grease and a rag to remove it. I use a cotton swab to reach into the tiny places, but not to apply the grease.

I put a dab at the beginning of any two surfaces that potentially rub on each other and let them spread it. I figure this way it will go where it needs to go and no further.

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 Post subject: Re: over & under action lube
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:05 am 
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I do the same as you, Rastoff. I was referring to those times when I want to make sure all the grit and crud is out of the gun.

When it's windy and dry, I tend to do a thorough cleaning to get the desert dust out before it causes excessive wear. If I just shoot on a calm, nice day, I don't worry much about it.

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 Post subject: Re: over & under action lube
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:28 am 
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No grease for me. I use Tri-Flow oil. Figure if Giacamo recommends it for Perazzis, it's got to be good. Used to use STOS for years, but switched over to Tri-Flow and find I have less problems with grit build up. Big thing is use something and clean it off when you are done to remove dirt. JMHO.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:01 am 
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Generally Pro-Gold from the syringe for me. I clean it out with CLP patch and a Q-tip for tight areas, replace after each use.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:13 pm 
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About fifty years go I watched a neighbor of a high school friend put axle grease on the hinge part of a Diana grade o/u. He said it worked fine for all the stuff he did at the garage he owned and it was free so why not use it? :roll:

:arrow: I use tetra gun grease and break-free on my 20 gauge Ithaca sxs. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: over & under action lube
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:17 pm 
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Axle grease will probably work fine. Just wear dark brown clothes whenever you shoot! I have some great childhood memories of my dad habitually starting a lot of messy projects that involved oil, grease and grime, while wearing white pants. Inevitably, he'd go running into the house, yelling for my mom, asking if she could get some nasty stain out of his pants, and complete the project in other clothes. :mrgreen:

I'll have to try Tri-Flow. I have a bottle of it in my box-o-gun-goop but forgot all about it.:)

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 Post subject: Re: over & under action lube
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:49 pm 
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BarryD wrote:
I've been using Pro Gold for a long time. Same jar for years. With a good, sticky grease, you don't need a huge amount to keep everything well-coated.


I also use Pro Gold..great stuff..very sticky, stays where it's put and takes very little. I clean and apply new after every time out shooting.

I use Rem Oil with Inhibitor right in it for wiping down and cleaning and lubing the barrel.

http://www.cabelas.com/fryprod-0/produc ... .uts.shtml

http://www.theinhibitor.com/




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