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I picked up a new Silver Pigeon II at a going out of business sale. It is the first O/U that I have ever owned.

Speaking as a long time semi-auto owner, it does have a "cool" or "neat" thing about it. :lol:

What lubricant are you using on the hinge? And why that particular one, any special reason?

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I use RIG grease. I use it because when I bought my first one, the dealer gave me a small can of it and told me to be careful to always use it. Sorry that my reason is not more scientific.
 

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I use a product called Super Lube.

http://www.super-lube.com/product_description.htm

Its great stuff!
-Water & Saltwater resistant,
-More reliable lubrication, outlasts petroleum based greases and oils,
-Remains free flowing in freezing temperatures,
-Will not stain or harm wood, rubber, leather, plastics, fabrics and paint.
-Won't drip, run or evaporate
-Repels dirt, dust, grit and grime
-Prevents rust and corrosion while reducing friction
 

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It really doesn't make much difference what you use on the hinge pins, as long as you use something and keep it clean.

Any grease or heavy oil will do fine. I challenge anyone to show me any difference in how long a Beretta can go between hinge pin replacements, using the cheapest heavy oil or grease vs. using the most expensive special-purpose product, provided you always keep some lubricant on it and keep the hinge pins and their lubricant clean. Any kind of dirt in that area can act like an abrasive.

That said, I will admit that I have my personal preferences. I prefer to use something thicker than ordinary gun oil. I prefer oil rather than grease, because a Beretta USA factory gunsmith told me oil doesn't hold dirt as much as grease does. Therefore, I use 80-120 weight gear oil.
 

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I wondered if the gun oil that came with it was good enough. Based on what feedback there has been, probably not as good as a grease.

I may have something around for MT bikes that is supposed to ward off water and dirt and still bond to metallic surfaces.

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Anyone know where I can get an exploded machine view of the shotgun?

I would like to have one to see how it goes together.
 

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congrates on the new sp 2
Used oil all the time,just started using a product called tetra
gun lube works well.
easy to clean supose to bond with the metal to protect it.
JUST KEEP IT LUBE AND CLEAN
 

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Any high temp grease will work fine. Axle grease is about as good as anything and you can buy a can that will last for 200 years for about 2 or 3 bucks at any auto parts store. The important thing is to remove and replace the grease each time you break down the gun for cleaning since the old grease will attract and hold dirt and debre.
 

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A490F said:
I picked up a new Silver Pigeon II at a going out of business sale. It is the first O/U that I have ever owned.

Speaking as a long time semi-auto owner, it does have a "cool" or "neat" thing about it. :lol:

What lubricant are you using on the hinge? And why that particular one, any special reason?

Thanks.
I use Slip2000. It's a synthetic. I use it because it has a much higher flash point then petroleum based products. Also, according to the website, it lubricates and protects longer or better then other lubricants. If you disagree please call Slip2000! I am just the messenger...here's the link to the test I am referring to:

http://www.slip2000.com/saltwatertest.html

Regarding my thoughts about the lubricant:

I believe after the initial cleaning the gun is easier to clean then using petroleum based products. I found that it takes 1/3 to 1/2 less time to clean the gun. I have had friends shoot my guns who put the guns away wet and after a day later I have found no corrosion. I believe the Slip2000 lubricant to be a great product.

But I have read posts of people buying a quart of Mobile 1 to use for lubrication and they also swear by it. It's a personal choice but I would only use a synthetic product JMO.
 
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