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Posted: 9/23/2004 11:51:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 11:52:48 AM EST by JHaines]
Anyone recommend one for use on various weapons* (from pistol slides, to magazine bodies, to AR chambers) ?

Thanks.

*Edit - Realized after posting that I should clearly preclude genitalia from the list of weapons.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:59:08 AM EST
Graphite
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:32:48 PM EST
Any particular brand that is specific to firearms ?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:33:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By PokeChoke:
Graphite



+1 on Graphite powder.

Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:45:51 PM EST
I'm liking this stuff.

Strike-Hold



Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:49:30 PM EST
millitech
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:59:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 1:03:18 PM EST by 1776]

Originally Posted By PokeChoke:
Graphite




I believe Armalite VERY SPECIFICALLY said to keep graphite away form their firearms.



Edit:

From the Armalite web site. www.armalite.com/library/techNotes/tnote62.htm


8. Do not experiment with other oils and greases. Military personnel, especially, should not experiment with other lubricants (WD40, vehicle lubricating oils, etc) unless CLP or another military-grade cleaner or lubricant is not available. Many commercial products are poor lubricants and can interact badly with the lubricants already on the firearm if the first layer is not thoroughly removed. Graphite-bearing lubricants will damage aluminum parts… do not use.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 1:01:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By benbob:
millitech



Dry lube?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 1:03:00 PM EST
graphite on aluminum will cause corrosion
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 1:09:46 PM EST
...the only place there is aluminum is the actual receiver, which is parkerized... the places you truly need lubricant are steel - bolt, carrier interior.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 1:31:23 PM EST
I wouldn't use graphite in an AR receiver, parkerized or no, it'll saw right through the friction areas supporting the bolt-carrier, in short order.
A dry teflon product would be better.
Steel handguns - graphite +1
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 1:33:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 1:34:10 PM EST by JHaines]
A noticed that there was a copper colored lubricant powder on the slide of a new Glock I picked up.
Anyone know what that stuff was ?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 1:47:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By JHaines:
A noticed that there was a copper colored lubricant powder on the slide of a new Glock I picked up.
Anyone know what that stuff was ?


I spoke with a Glock rep about lubrication, and he said that most people over-lubricate their Glock, he goes one drop of oil on each of the slide rails, and on the barrel near the muzzle is all you need. He goes any more is wasted. The rental Glock at my now-closed indoor range went 750,000 rounds, 500,000 on the 1st slide. The range guys only clean the glocks when it jams and most of the time they don't bother to relube it, and send it out again.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 5:58:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By JHaines:
A noticed that there was a copper colored lubricant powder on the slide of a new Glock I picked up.
Anyone know what that stuff was ?



Per Glock, it's an anti-seize compound placed there at the factory. Glock says to leave it there till it wears off on it's own during break-in then lube per the manual. All it takes is 3-4 drops to lube the whole pistol. If interested, IM me and I'll see if I can post the lube guidelines out of the Armorer's manual.

Bub
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:01:23 PM EST
Thanks for the offer Bub.

I was really more interested in finding a similar dry-lubricant for my other weapons.




Per Glock, it's an anti-seize compound placed there at the factory. Glock says to leave it there till it wears off on it's own during break-in then lube per the manual. All it takes is 3-4 drops to lube the whole pistol. If interested, IM me and I'll see if I can post the lube guidelines out of the Armorer's manual.

Bub

Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:10:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 6:12:37 PM EST by Who_Me]
I've had good luck with this:

www.birchwoodcasey.com/sport/maintenance_index.asp?categoryID=2&subcat=9

Scroll down to "Moly Lube™ Dry Film Lubricant".
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:21:48 AM EST
Thanks for the tip - I'll try it out.
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