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Link Posted: 1/5/2013 9:17:03 AM EST
After many years of wanting an AR, I have finally got one.  Finding this lubing information will be invaluable to keeping my dream gun in good working order!
Thanks!  
Link Posted: 1/6/2013 10:06:56 AM EST
Other words, lube anything that rotates or pivots.
Link Posted: 1/9/2013 5:17:48 PM EST



Originally Posted By mcantu:





Originally Posted By crissguinn:

I agree, this is very useful. I do have a question though. Why do the operator manuals from the USMC and Army say "generously lube inside parts of lower receiver and extension assembly"? I don't like that idea but i have a coworker that's hell bent on "hosing it down". To me, a lot of lube would cause a ton of gunk build up and cause problems. Can anyone explain this?


over at LF, many of the BTDT crowd advocate spraying down bolt, carrier, lower until its wet.  the lube of choice over there is Slip2000

 


I have a cousin that has BTDT and he hoses it down. Last time at the range he recommended
keeping it sprayed did it often.

 
Link Posted: 1/10/2013 10:19:03 AM EST
Thanks for this awesome thread!
Link Posted: 1/13/2013 4:03:06 PM EST
This was immensely helpful.  I was putting oil all over the receiver, and over oiling the inside of the bolt and firing pin.  Luckily I only put 200 rounds through it so far, there was a ton of carbon build up already. It's good to know exactly where it's needed now and how much.
Link Posted: 2/19/2013 10:49:45 PM EST
Thanks
Link Posted: 3/2/2013 11:27:58 PM EST
Awesome.  With my first build complete, this will be very useful.
Link Posted: 3/2/2013 11:37:18 PM EST
Most helpful illustration I've ever seen
Link Posted: 3/4/2013 5:40:57 PM EST
Thank You !   This was very helpful to me  !

                                  " KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY "
Link Posted: 3/7/2013 9:50:03 AM EST
FAN FUCKIN TASTIC!  Best illustration I have seen to date on AR lube.  Now if only they made a chart for KY applications on woman. . . .
Link Posted: 3/8/2013 7:49:44 AM EST
so what does everyone recommend for the best lube for the carrier?
Link Posted: 3/8/2013 11:26:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By human29:
so what does everyone recommend for the best lube for the carrier?


can of worms bout to be opened.  pls not in this thread.
Link Posted: 3/8/2013 6:18:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/9/2013 5:07:50 PM EST
You gentlemen are more than welcome. Glad these charts are found helpful.
Link Posted: 3/12/2013 11:31:21 AM EST
Just got a new CH from PSA and latch is very squeaky when depressed.

What type lube should I use to quieten this?

Oil ,Grease,dry lube?
Link Posted: 3/16/2013 12:07:16 PM EST
Thanks for the great info!

Just assembled my 1st AR, & this was very informative for a noob.
Link Posted: 3/25/2013 6:28:33 AM EST
Good thread
I know under lube for storage not good so generous best
For use besides storage, Any wisdom or stories on over or under lube ?
Link Posted: 3/27/2013 5:48:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/4/2013 9:45:49 AM EST
thanks for info & images
Link Posted: 4/11/2013 11:39:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By QUIB:


Another idea besides printing them out in poster size, might be laminating them in a size suitable for storage in a field box or cleaning kit. Punch a hole in one corner of each card and run them onto a small key ring.


That's a fantastic idea and thank you so much for these.
Link Posted: 4/12/2013 7:42:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By QUADdamage:
Originally Posted By QUIB:


Another idea besides printing them out in poster size, might be laminating them in a size suitable for storage in a field box or cleaning kit. Punch a hole in one corner of each card and run them onto a small key ring.


That's a fantastic idea and thank you so much for these.


Link Posted: 4/28/2013 2:10:03 PM EST
Excellent info. Thanks for helping another newb.
Link Posted: 5/26/2013 4:12:25 AM EST
Excellent! I just finished assembling my first AR, and this is exactly what i needed.
Link Posted: 5/29/2013 9:21:27 PM EST
A post that keeps on giving after so many years....Thank You...
Link Posted: 6/9/2013 8:53:51 PM EST
I like how Larry Vickers did it on his show the other day. He pored a gallon of oil all over and it seemed to work fine.
Link Posted: 6/21/2013 10:01:35 PM EST
Thanks for the pictures of what and where my AR needs to be lubed. I just finished building my 1st AR, I already own one, but I built one cause it was something I wanted to do.  I wondered where I should oil and lube.  I had a general idea, but now I know for sure.  Again thanks.
Link Posted: 8/25/2013 8:17:02 AM EST
nice post helped alot
Link Posted: 9/1/2013 5:19:40 AM EST
I respect this is an old thread, however, I recently joined this forum. Not new to firearms, new to the AR15, your pictures are valuable information. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
John
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 2:17:55 PM EST
This is a GREAT help. Thank you.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 12:38:19 PM EST
Great information, thanks for taking the time to provide it. So glad I found this forum, the amount of helpful information available is incredible.
Link Posted: 9/30/2013 8:52:47 AM EST
Great information, I just got my AR-15 last week and this helps immensely!
Link Posted: 10/4/2013 7:21:38 PM EST
Quib,
Great information. Just got my are last year, and have only shot it twice.

My question is this:

I have a Hogan with np3 upper, lower and cbg.

I know that this material is not as porous as STD bolts/uppers.

Should I treat the same as STD metals or lighten the lube used?

Thanks,

Dave
Link Posted: 11/13/2013 8:27:30 PM EST
big help.
Link Posted: 11/14/2013 3:12:34 PM EST
Thank you for the great pics. I recently purchased my first ar15 and have been looking all over at stripping,cleaning and lubing. I was told I should probably give it a cleaning and lube before I take it out for the first time and never having one was nervous about stripping it down,which after finding a ton of info find it to be fun. But lubing I was still concerned about what,where,and how much to lube.I printed out the pics and plan on laminating them and keeping them on a ring as some one suggested in my cleaning kit.Any way thanks again for the great info.
Link Posted: 11/19/2013 5:01:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By taat3:
Thank you for the great pics. I recently purchased my first ar15 and have been looking all over at stripping,cleaning and lubing. I was told I should probably give it a cleaning and lube before I take it out for the first time and never having one was nervous about stripping it down,which after finding a ton of info find it to be fun. But lubing I was still concerned about what,where,and how much to lube.I printed out the pics and plan on laminating them and keeping them on a ring as some one suggested in my cleaning kit.Any way thanks again for the great info.
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You're welcome, glad you found them useful.
Link Posted: 11/28/2013 9:48:00 PM EST
I may as well share my ignorance on lubrication with my first build of a AR 15 in 300 Blackout. I could not get it to pick up a round or fire semi. I cut a couple links off the buffer spring, opened up the gas port hole from .108 to .111 then took a posters advice to shoot it wet, he said to soak it with motor oil to break it in. I was concerned with using oil in this cold weather but I liberally applied Break Free to the BCA and the action. After that it functioned fine. It is possible I did not have to open up the gas port hole but I will never know. I am eager to shoot it some after the oil dissipates and see if it still functions. I am not to concerned about damaging the rifle as an AR 15 can take a lot of abuse but lubrication should have been my first thought with my problem.
Link Posted: 12/3/2013 9:37:11 PM EST
I just got my first AR today and this was a big help on what and where to lube.  Thanks for posting.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 12:13:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BrianC636:
I just got my first AR today and this was a big help on what and where to lube.  Thanks for posting.
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Link Posted: 12/4/2013 9:02:43 AM EST
This is very helpful because although I can build an AR15 from parts with no issues I tend to forget proper names. "Drop some in that hole on the right side of the thing inside the gun that holds the pin." doesn't always help people.

I printed and laminated this and am going to tape it to my bench in the garage.
Link Posted: 12/31/2013 3:42:34 PM EST
Thx for posting
Link Posted: 12/31/2013 6:48:32 PM EST
You guys are welcome. Happy New Years.
Link Posted: 1/7/2014 4:39:31 PM EST
Wow!  I have definitely been running mine too dry!   Going to pull it down and oil it up as per instructions now.
Link Posted: 1/20/2014 6:06:51 PM EST
AWESOME!!! Having newly acquired an AR15 this is very useful information!
Link Posted: 3/5/2014 12:22:44 AM EST
I'm new to AR's, this is awesome,thanks!
Link Posted: 3/12/2014 1:31:40 AM EST
So I'm sure it goes without saying that there is no need to lube the inside of the upper receiver itself?
Link Posted: 4/6/2014 11:24:21 PM EST
I'm a a little new to the AR platform but this helped a lot! Thank you
Link Posted: 5/9/2014 4:29:08 PM EST
New AR owner here and I find this info very informative...and it is appreciated.

PG
Link Posted: 8/5/2014 10:55:12 PM EST
Excellent post. Thank you all these years after the original posting.
Link Posted: 8/13/2014 8:32:51 PM EST
Very helpful for a new guy! Thanks
Link Posted: 8/19/2014 5:35:52 PM EST
This is great info. Now there is a resource for this.

Ripsaw
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