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Posted: 10/25/2004 2:39:10 PM EST
What is the best lubricant for an AK's bolt rails? A good gunoil or what? I have heard of everything from 30 weight oil to wheel bearing grease. What do you use?

archer2
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:41:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:46:05 PM EST

Originally Posted by shotar

I use militech grease or those little grease pots that sell for like .12 ea.



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Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:56:35 PM EST
I think your just fine use either. I put a thin smear of grease on my reciver rails and bolt carrier.Also a smear on the bolt lugs and bolt stem. But in a pinch I use oil. Tetra grease is good and USGI M14 / Garand grease is good. Lubriplate. But really anything will work. Cheers WarDawg
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:57:20 PM EST
Lube? That implies that you will clean it. Everyone knows you don't clean AK's. All you need to do is shoot the hell out of it , drop it in the mud a few times , and you're good to go.

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I just use a CLP on mine. The brand name is G96 Gun Treatment. But there are others.Seems to work fine.



Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:02:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 4:02:53 PM EST by TheRedHorseman]
one time at the range I forgot to bring my oil bottle, so I used some 10w30 off of the dipstick in my car. worked fine for me
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:14:02 PM EST
I use GI Artillery Grease on mine. It hangs around a little longer than regular gun oil . Only thing I don't like about it is that is smells like ass.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:18:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
I use GI Artillery Grease on mine. It hangs around a little longer than regular gun oil . Only thing I don't like about it is that is smells like ass.



mmmm, GAA.

brings back great memories from the motorpool
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:23:10 PM EST
I use a very small amount of Wilson Combat Ultima-Lube on the rails and the bolt locking lugs.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:30:13 PM EST
It's an AK, Anything will work or use nothing at all!
I am sure that somewhere in Sub Sarahan Africa there's a guy firing a 40Year old AK on full auto that has never been cleaned or Lubed properly!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:53:11 PM EST
Grease? I don't think I ever even put oil on rails and bolt carrier... I thought grease was a garand and M14 thing... But it sounds like a good idea to me.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:00:06 PM EST
for my AK? Water displacement formula 40. spray a generous amount into the action before firing. for my other rifles i use remoil with teflon. grease just means more time cleaning.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:02:01 PM EST
BLOOD, BLOOD, BLOOD!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:02:09 PM EST
I used a slight amount of electric plasma from my 40 watt range rifle. Tingled a bit, but worked fine.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:03:57 PM EST
I have been using USGI surplus CLP(cleaner,lubricant,preservative) for 20 years and it still is current issue. The commerical equilivent is
www.break-free.com/
After using it to clean my firearms, I give the inside a coating of it to lubricate the moving parts,and also give the outside a coat of it to preserve/protect it from corrosion(rust).
CLP has mircoscopic teflon particles in it that get into the pores of the metal and is a very good lubricant. A added benifit of the teflon in the pores of the metal is fouling doesn't stick as hard to the metal.
You know how hard the carbon is to get off the gas piston. It requires lots of scrubbing with a brass or steel brissel brush to remove. Lubed with CLP before firing all that is required to remove the carbon is spaying it with CLP,letting it soak for 10 minuites. Then using a tooth brush with plastic brissels and it doesn't take that much scrubbing to remove the carbon.
Try it one time and you won't use anything else.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:45:26 PM EST
The beauty of the AK's & SKS's are that you can use anything in 'em and they'll run.
I have heard of using gasoline as a substitute solvent and motor oil for lube when that's all that is handy.
I have an AR-15, and that's another story. I have come to the conclusion that the best thing to lube AR's with is Breakfree. If Breakfree can even make an AR reliable, which it does, I reason that it should work fine for any auto-loader. So that's what my AK gets...Breakfree.


Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:59:38 PM EST
Mobil-1 synthetic (hey, I like to baby my AK.) Works like a charm.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 6:04:14 PM EST
Mud with a little mix of sand. Should do it.

Like I always say. "Ehh.. it's an AK."
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 6:16:30 PM EST
I have put almost 1000 rounds through mine since its last squirt of CLP.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:52:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 5:54:53 AM EST
they need lubrication?
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 7:14:36 AM EST
Is there anykind of grease that can be bought at autoparts stores or anything that works good for lubricating the insides? Like maybe mobile 1 synthetic grease or lithium grease??
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 9:10:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By SickMAK90:
Is there anykind of grease that can be bought at autoparts stores or anything that works good for lubricating the insides? Like maybe mobile 1 synthetic grease or lithium grease??



Sure. Get a tub of wheel bearing grease or white "lubra-plate" grease. Either will work fine.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 9:20:44 AM EST
I will do that., Since I work at advance I get it cheap. I have some normal GM wheel bearing grease already. You think that would work?
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 11:00:48 AM EST
Geez...about any grease will work. As some of the guys stated above, they hardly lube the things. I use CLP and add a drop or two every six months whether it needs it or not. Grease will provide better, longer lasting lubrication, but it'll make for more work to clean up. Plus it'll attract dust/dirt more if you live in a dusty enviroment.

Heck, I'd bet bacon grease would work. The added benift there might be that it'll attract the coyotes too.

Link Posted: 10/26/2004 11:27:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By shotar:
I use militech grease or those little grease pots that sell for like .12 ea.



+1 on the little cups of USGI grease made for the Garand/M14 butt stock cleaning kit. I have, like, 300 of them. Figure that they should last me about 100 years.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 11:51:34 AM EST
I use high temp wheel bearing grease, shooters choice grease, and also mobil 1...
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 1:23:22 PM EST
I use Mobile 1 5w50 on the rails. Tetra gun grease in the bolt cam area.
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