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My Wingmaster action was getting a little stiff after quite a few rounds of trap and sporting clays, so I broke it down and discovered that it was really quite dry. I sprayed inside the receiver with a spray lube (outer's) including the breach bolt assembly and lubed the action bars on the forend. I then wiped off the excess lube and re-assembled. The action is silky smooth now and will open after only pressing the action release and motioning the gun downward.

My question is for regular maintenance, is this too much lubrication and what parts only need lube? Just the action bars?
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I use two products. Breakfree CLP (do a search on CLP or Breakfree on this site to get a ton of info) and the inhibitor on all of my guns. I pretty much put a light coat on everything that is not wood every time I clean my gun (everytime I shoot more than a box of shells). I always make sure to remove any excess and I clean my trigger group out every 500 rounds or so.
I also send my most used guns to a gunsmith once a year to strip and clean and replace any worn parts, cost's about $50 bucks with parts usually.
 

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Thanks jlptexashunter. Basically the same thing I'm doing except using a different product. I'll give it a try. Remington also make an "action cleaner" which may or may not be the same thing.
There are so many schools of thought on gun cleaning. Some clean after any time the gun has been used, some after several boxes. I think as long as the gun isn't being over-lubricated and being cleaned carefully, I'd rather err on the cleaning and lubing side.
 

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Whiteowl,

Most "action cleaners" are degreasers. The theory is that you spray it on and all the bad stuff (caked-on carbon, unburned powder, congealed oil, etc) is supposed to magically disappear. I've never been able to figure out just where the bad stuff goes to when it disappears, or if it just runs to some corner and hides. :? As you can probably tell, I'm not a big fan of the action cleaners that are supposed to make the bad stuff disappear. Now if you disassemble the gun into small enough parts that you can thoroughly soak the parts with a good degreaser and then flush out the bad stuff and wash it away, then that's a different matter.

Anyway, what I started to say is that after using the action cleaners, be sure to lubricate the parts because the action cleaner removes any lubricant that was on them.
 
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