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I am posting this as a new Citori owner. I have read the owner's manual on recommend cleaning/maintenence procedures, and have found it to be a little light on detail. Besides oiling a couple of spots, and cleaning the barrels after shooting that's about all that's said. My question is: Are there any parts of the inner mechanisms that need periodic maintenance (oiling/greasing) etc? Also, what specific products do you guys use for areas of metal to metal wear (hinge points and such)? What should I buy?

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You probably need to slip the stock off and clean the heavy/protective lube out of the hammer/cocking/lock mechanism, then lightly oil back with something like BreakFree.

Whereever metal touches or might touch, including the forend iron, use a good grease, clean it off after shooting each time and replace before shooting again. Do it that way and it doesn't make alot of difference on whose high dollar/ultra pressure/synthetic/best in the West grease you use---

Oil the gun down and wipe relatively dry.
 

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TexasTon said:
You probably need to slip the stock off and clean the heavy/protective lube out of the hammer/cocking/lock mechanism, then lightly oil back with something like BreakFree.

Hey, what gives? My gun didn't come with any "heavy/protective lube in the forearm mechanism". It's dry as a bone!
 

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If you're going to remove the stock, you may as well take the opportunity to seal the head of the stock (the part that mates with the receiver) with a good wood sealer. Keep brushing it on until the wood won't soak any more in, then let dry before re-installing. If your gun ever gets wet, you will be much less likely to have problems with swelling wood due to water absorption.
 

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Removing the stock and cleaning the inside of the action needs only be done annually. Unless you shoot more than 500 rounds a week. Then every few months. If the gun is functioning well, there is no need to clean the inside of the action. However, to satisfy your curiosity go ahead and remove the stock and check. The inside of the action needs to be only very lightly oiled. My first Beretta manual stated to soak the action in kerosene then blow dry with compressed air or shake dry. Apply Beretta oil or I found out Breakfree CLP is a good substitute. Here again shake or blow dry.

When I had a 425 I had some problems with gunk accumulating on the locking bar. You need to bring the bar out with the barrels removed to wipe it clean. I have Beretta's now so I don't remember exactly how to do that any more.
 

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I've been perforating primers for a couple of months since I started using Federal primers. I haven't been able to find W209's since late summer, so that's about 8,000 or 9,000 rounds. I'm switching to Remingtons next batch if I can't get W209's.

Near as I can tell, when this happens, a blast of primer residue and probably small flakes of brass blow past the firing pin and have been accumulating inside the firing pin hole. Over time, I suspect it's been building up and needs to be cleaned out. I'll see whether this is true when I pull the stock.
 
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