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Posted: 10/23/2004 3:59:49 AM EDT
I will be getting my stripped lower next week. When I assemble it should I use lube and what should I use lube on?

I hear people talking about moly lube. What is it and where can I get it?


Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:42:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2004 7:57:24 AM EDT by howlie]
There has been endless debate about what is OK to use on the barrel threads. I bought some of this. Moly-Slide, it has NO graphite and 60% moly by weight. The one ounce jar will last a long time. This is the exact same stuff for sale by Bushmaster.

EDIT: note to self:I need to improve my reading skills.

Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:54:26 AM EDT
Your stripped lower will be anodized aluminum, no lube needed. The parts that go into that lower will be steel with some sort of black finish, put a coat of oil on them.

Moly lube is necessary on the barrel nut. Some think it's necessary on the bufer tube, it's not.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 12:58:30 PM EDT
My upper is fully assembled so I won't have to worry about the barrel nut.

What should I use to oil the slide and the action itself before I shoot it? Is regular gun oil okay?

Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:25:59 PM EDT
I prep it with CLP.. let the parts soak and then wipe off. You can find lots of info in the Maintenance forum here.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 10:19:11 PM EDT
Most folks here prefer FP-10(what I use and recommend) or Breakfree CLP. Most folks warn against using Remoil and Militec.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:48:16 AM EDT
Thanks everyone for the info.
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